• As the World Cup ends, we celebrate the completion of Football for Hope’s 20 centres!

    As the World Cup ends, we celebrate the completion of Football for Hope’s 20 centres!

    Architecture for Humanity is proud to announce the completion of 20 Centres for 2010, a Football for Hope program and partnership legacy of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The program was launched by FIFA and street football world in 2007 as a social legacy initiative for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The objective was

  • Finalists Announced for the Open Architecture Challenge

    Finalists Announced for the Open Architecture Challenge

    Eight teams were recognized today as finalists of the 2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom. Finalists submitted designs ranging from an outdoor classroom for children in inner-city Chicago, learning spaces for the children of salt pan workers in India, safe spaces for youth in Bogota, Colombia, a bamboo classroom in the Himalayan mountains. Congratulations to the eight teams! The

  • Haiti Partners’ Children’s Academy – Phase 1

    John Engle of Haiti Partners contacted Architecture for Humanity seeking architectural assistance in the creation of a new primary school for 250 children. Haiti Partners is a relatively new organization, but John has been working in Haiti for nearly 20 years and lives near the proposed school site with his wife and children. The organization

  • Manhattan Bridge Skatepark Design

    Located in the New York City’s Lower East Side, the Manhattan Bridge Skatepark, aka L.E.S. Skatepark, was a neglected public space beneath the towering Manhattan Bridge, considered a space only attractive for skateboarders to use. Because of its location and the recent closing of the popular skate spot the Brooklyn Banks, it has become one

  • Super Typhoon Haiyan Response

    Super Typhoon Haiyan is currently making landfall in regions in the Philippines. Eighteen million people live in the worst affected regions, and some of the affected areas include those that are still reeling from the impact of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit the area on 15 October 2013. Telecommunication and electricity remain interrupted. Air

  • Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Rebuilding

    Location: Tohoku, Japan Architecture for Humanity is collaborating with local design and construction professionals to reconstruct the northern region of Japan, where the earthquake and tsunami hit on March 11, 2011. It has been three years since the disaster, but many communities still need assistance in long-term reconstruction. Recovery from disaster requires a holistic approach.