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Kutamba AIDS Orphans School


Village of Bikongozo, District of Rukungiri, UgandaThe Kutamba Primary School is a community-based organization for the elementary education of children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Rukungiri district of Southern Uganda. In collaboration with Architecture for Humanity and the Nyaka AIDS Orphans School, Kutamba’s parent organization and sister facility 48 miles away, the project will include the design and construction of a school facility including classrooms, offices, kitchen/dining, library, infirmary/nurse’s space, and play space. more…

Colombia Urban Acupuncture


Barranquilla & Santa Marta, ColombiaToday in Colombia, there is an opportunity for urban renewal in the informal settlements of cities where the countries long standing conflict has led to entrenched unemployment and economic disenfranchisement. more…

Biloxi Model Home Program


Biloxi, MississippiSince Hurricane Katrina, Architecture for Humanity has been working on the ground in East Biloxi to develop a program to help families repair and rebuild their homes. Through a partnership with the East Biloxi Coordination Relief and Redevelopment Agency, the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio of Mississippi State University and others, we have been able to set up and secure funding to offer design services to a number of residents in the area. more…

Guardians Institute


New Orleans, Louisiana The Guardians Institute’s prime directives are to uphold the distinct cultural traditions of New Orleans, promote literacy and encourage physical well-being. These directives are met through conducting educational workshops for K-12 students in New Orleans to teach them the traditional art of beading and crafting Mardi Gras Indian suits, holding drumming, song construction and traditional dance lessons as well as conducting book club meetings. more…

AFH Office


Architecture For Humanity Office Remodel Our new home is in the South of Market district of San Francisco. We’re located on the second floor of a an old commercial building. We have nearly 5,000 square feet of open plan office space. As with everything we do, our goal is to make our new offices as open as possible to architects and designers interested in engaging communities in need and volunteering their time and their talents to those who might not otherwise be able to access their services.more…

Lunawa Livelihoods Support and Community Center


Moratuwa, Eastern Province, Lunawa, Sri LankaThe project forms part of a wider resettlement program being implemented by the UN that was initiated in 2002 to respond to the needs of local residents suffering from annual flooding of the nearby river and lagoon during monsoon seasons; both of which are heavily polluted from the mass of industrial waste that is poured directly from nearby industries. more…

Bay View Model Block Project

San Francisco, CaliforniaResidential streets in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco suffer from urban blight, lethal gang violence, factory pollution, speeding cars, sewage backup and flooding, and disassociation with the rest of the city. The Bayview Model Block project reconfigures the streetscape of just one block—the 1700 Block of Newcomb Avenue—in attempt to support residents’ efforts to reclaim their neighborhood. more…

AMD Open Architecture Challenge

South America




The AMD Open Architecture Challenge is an open, international design competition. Its aim is to develop not one but many solutions for building sustainable, multi-purpose, low-cost technology facilities for those who need them most. Three community partners have been selected to participate in this year’s Challenge. Each site poses a unique set of design constraints and opportunities. more…

Youth With A Vision Children’s Residence and Multipurpose Center


Dennilton, Limpopo Province, South Africa NextAid’s premier project is a multi-purpose center for Youth with a Vision, a South African non-profit organization that runs various programs to engage community members of all ages in changing the problems that affect their community. YWAV teenagers use creative-enterprise to teach AIDS awareness and life development. more…

Hope Integrated Academy


Kyetume, Uganda During the fall of 2005, John Mary Lugemwa, the founders of Hope Integrated Academy, along with the Uganda Rural Fund envisioned providing quality education to the children of his home village, Kyetume, Uganda (about 40 km South of Masaka). These children, many of which have fallen victim to AIDS, have grown up with no hope for a future. Hope Integrated Academy’s progress began with having successfully raised funds to build a 5,000 SF school with 14 rooms. Construction began in 2006, and the academy today provides a primary school and after school programs, as well as a successful community library and computer lab. Other initiatives include a piggery program, soccer jerseys, textbooks, and sponsorships for children. more…

Livinston School – Kagera, Tanzania


Kadera, TanzaniaThe Livingstone School is a replacement elementary school for a school that was destroyed in Ujiji, Tanzania. The site in Kagera, is near the centuries old Slave Trail, used to move slaves to Lake Tanganyika. more…

Homeless locker storage


Unspecified locationAFH Minnesota and AIA MN collaborated with the local advocacy group Voices of Change to create these modular day-storage lockers for the homeless. Suitable to varying spaces and situations.more…

Ubwari Medical Center

Ubwari, CongoArchitecture for Humanity-Minnesota is partnering with Rural Integrated Development Program of Africa to develop a medical center for Eastern Congo. The Ubwari Medical Center is currently in schematic design and will be developed throughout the summer.more…

MNSLFF Learning Center

Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka After the Tsunami hit Sri Lanka in 2004, a group formed in Minnesota called the Minnesota Sri Lanka Friendship Foundation. They raised money to build 50 new homes for the survivors and then raised more to create a community learning center for the new village of Hikkaduwa. Architecture for Humanity MN offered their design services for the learning center that includes a library and Montessori preschool.more…

Hindu Temple of Minnesota Memorial Garden


Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States AFH MN connected with the Hindu Temple http://www.hindumandirmn.org through Shivanthi Sathanandan. She is a very active member of the Temple and thought of AFH MN when they started talking about designing a Memorial Garden for the burial of the icons (deity statues) damaged in the vandalism of 2006. Over the summer of 2007, a small group of AFH MN members had 2 meetings with Shivanthi, Byron Byraiah, a member of the Temple and an electrical engineer who was instrumental in the design and construction of the Temple and site, and Dr. Sane who is on the Temple’s Executive Committee. AFH MN learned that the traditional way of burying icons is to immerse them in water. Due to State and City code limitations, the temple will not be allowed to bury the icons in this way and has asked for some creative ideas for their burial and a concept design for a memorial garden next to the temple. The garden will be a place for people to reflect on the events that occurred at the temple and will honor the memory of these important deities. AFH MN held a design charrette at the Temple on October 12th and 13th, 2007 to design the garden. Conceptual ideas from the charrette are now being further developed for presentation to the Temple’s Executive Committee in December.more…


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