ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY - ABOUT US
Architecture for Humanity provides architecture, planning and construction services
to communities most in need.
By utilizing the power of design we improve living standards and help underserved
communities attract future investment. We manage all aspects of the design and
construction process, from conception to completion, with the aim of building a more
sustainable future for all.
Since 1999 we have helped to build structures and places to live, learn, heal and play
for more than 2.1 Million people in 47 countries around the world. Currently we are
building in 27 countries including working on long-term reconstruction in post-disaster
communities in Haiti, Japan and the US.
ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY - SCALE
Our Global Network
Over 35,000 design and construction professionals and an additional 150,000+ in
our global network. We have a full time staff of 35 and over 60 building
professionals on pro-bono design fellowships.
Our Local Chapters
We have 63 city based chapters in more than 12 countries. Each chapter is made
up of volunteer architecture, engineering, landscape and building professionals
dedicated to shaping and improving the local environment.
Our New York Chapter is our largest with over 800 members.
Collectively we are the largest architecture firm in the world.
ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY - SCOPE OF WORK
In 2013, Architecture for Humanity is working in 27 countries
rebuilding lives affected by natural disaster, war, blight and neglect.
THERE ARE A MILLION IDEAS TO CHANGE THE WORLD. UNLESS YOU BUILD IT, IT DOESN’T MATTER.
A Dedicated Multi-disciplinary Team of Building Professionals
Provide Professional Design Services
Build For Communities in Need
Designing for the future not the present
Focus on Social and Economic Change While Protecting Cultural Heritage
Embed Architects and Construction Managers Within the Community
Partner With Locally Licensed Professionals
Engage Communities As Partners. Listen, Learn and Design Together
Create Opportunity By Supporting Local Construction Trade Jobs
Integrate local crafts and arts within the building
Strengthen Community Resiliency Through Capacity Building
The Stay Through // Transfer of ownership to local community leaders and building professionals.