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10 Jun, 2014, 12:00 ET Architecture for Humanity Announces New Executive Director, Rededicates Mission and Shares Direction to Build a Resilient Future in Celebration of 15 Years of Service

As Architecture for Humanity turns fifteen, the non-profit design organization, armed with new tools and clear values, recommits itself to the...


10 Dec, 2013, 11:00 ET Alcoa Foundation and Architecture for Humanity Announce New University-based Program to Realize the Future of Sustainable Communities

Pillars of Sustainable Education to Award Grants to Seven Universities Across the Globe to Explore Innovative and Integrated Building Designs,...


24 Sep, 2013, 11:32 ET Architecture for Humanity Announced as Partner for 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge at Clinton Global Initiative

Global Commitment Led By The Rockefeller Foundation  Former President Bill Clinton announced today a global commitment to the 100...


27 Aug, 2013, 09:00 ET "Resilient Oklahoma" Program to Broaden Disaster Preparedness in Tornado Alley

 On July 25, 2013, international design and construction services nonprofit Architecture for Humanity was awarded a $140,000 grant by the...


21 May, 2013, 14:14 ET Architecture for Humanity Responding in Moore, Oklahoma

Assessment of Destruction and Building Needs to Begin Today Architecture for Humanity is working with local and regional construction...


30 Apr, 2013, 09:00 ET Architecture for Humanity and the Center for Green Schools at USGBC Release "The Green Schools Investment Guide"

Architecture for Humanity and the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today released "The Green Schools...


12 Mar, 2013, 11:58 ET Architecture for Humanity Announces Strategic Partnership with The Center for Green Schools, U.S. Green Building Council

Two Groups Partner to Address School Facility Modernization Needs Newly Published State of Our Schools Report Outlines America's $271 Billion...


29 Nov, 2012, 11:45 ET Today's Children Will Be The First Generation to Live Shorter Life Spans Than Their Parents

Architecture for Humanity Wants to Change That with Designed To Move Charity Nominated for American Giving Award Needs Your Vote...


01 Nov, 2012, 18:10 ET Architecture for Humanity and the American Institute of Architects Commit to Rebuild Affected Communities After Hurricane Sandy

 As families weather the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy, Architecture for Humanity, together with our chapters and the American...


22 Oct, 2012, 09:00 ET $30K In Grants For Teens To Hack Their Schools Green

The Guerrilla Green Sustainable Showdown, part funded by school rock bands challenges teens to turn innovative ideas into impactful solutions....


09 Aug, 2012, 12:46 ET Architecture for Humanity Launches Philippines Floods Response Program for Long-Term Disaster Mitigation

In response to disastrous flooding this week in Manila, the Philippines, Architecture for Humanity is launching a long-term disaster response...


03 Aug, 2012, 19:21 ET Architecture for Humanity Announces Winners of 2011 Open Architecture Challenge: [UN]RESTRICTED ACCESS

Portuguese Coastline Observatory Design Wins; Ugandan IDP Camp Redesign Wins Coveted "Founders Award"  Architecture for Humanity has...


07 Mar, 2012, 12:59 ET Architecture for Humanity and Tohoku Communities Reflect on Accomplishments, Opportunities in Reconstruction

This Sunday, March 11, 2012, marks the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that affected 550 kilometers of Japan's...


12 Jan, 2012, 07:00 ET Haitian Students Celebrate First Two of Five Schools Rebuilt by Architecture for Humanity & Students Rebuild

On the anniversary eve of Haiti's devastating earthquake, hundreds of Haitian students are celebrating. That's because two new schools supporting...


24 Oct, 2011, 09:10 ET [UN] RESTRICTED ACCESS: From Gaddafi's Compound to Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, International Architecture Competition Launches to Repurpose Closed, Abandoned and Decommissioning Military Sites

The 2011 Open Architecture Challenge : http://bit.ly/oac2011 Architecture for Humanity has launched the 2011 Open Architecture Challenge: [UN]...


26 Apr, 2011, 06:00 ET Kids Challenged to Make 100,000 Origami Paper Cranes, Idea Goes Viral & One Million Cranes Arrive

** Inspires $500,000 in Donations to Rebuild Schools in Japan ** For the past month, kids around the world were challenged to create 100,000...


21 Mar, 2011, 06:00 ET Children Worldwide Fold Paper Cranes to Support Rebuilding Effort in Sendai

In response to the devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan on March 11th, Students Rebuild has partnered with DoSomething.org's...


07 Jan, 2011, 18:18 ET Rebuilding Haiti in a Demographic Crisis

Architecture for Humanity's Progress A Year in Review -Haiti School Initiative Focus Rebuilding after a natural disaster anywhere has its major...


23 Nov, 2010, 11:23 ET Architecture for Humanity Appoints Narry Singh to Board of Directors

Accomplished Entrepreneur Tapped to Drive Growth and Scale Operations Architecture for Humanity, a non-profit design firm that offers...


14 Oct, 2010, 14:30 ET Open Architecture Network Launches iPad Application to Showcase Innovative Projects and to Bring Crowd Transparency to Social Impact Around the World

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/open-architecture/id393461211?mt=8 The Open Architecture Network (OAN) an online, open source community dedicated...


12 May, 2010, 08:00 ET WWW.STUDENTSREBUILD.ORG is Launched

$500,000 CHALLENGE GRANT TO REBUILD SCHOOLS IN HAITI Architecture For Humanity, Bezos Family Foundation and Global Nomads Group Combine Forces for...


18 Feb, 2010, 13:46 ET 'Safe Trestles:' Coalition Launches Two-Stage Design Competition to Create Low-Impact Access to Trestles

www.openarchitecturenetwork.org/trestles Access to Trestles, one of North America's most celebrated waves, is under threat due to safety and...


24 Sep, 2009, 06:30 ET Transformative Urban Public Works Plan for Medellin, Colombia Wins 2009 Curry Stone Design Prize for Emerging Humanitarian Innovation

A bold and ambitious public works plan for the Colombian city of Medellin that helped revitalize its poorest neighborhoods and transform what was...


21 Sep, 2009, 06:30 ET Curry Stone Design Prize Announces 2009 Finalists for Emerging Humanitarian Innovation

Bold and transformative public works in Medellin, Colombia that revitalized the poorest areas of the city; the reclamation of traditional...


08 Sep, 2009, 11:00 ET The Winner of the 2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom is Announced - Teton Valley Community School, Victor, Idaho

www.openarchitecturechallenge.org Innovative designs for schools in Colombia, India, Uganda and the United States also recognized. Teton...