Architecture for Humanity is responding to the crisis in Haiti with a long-term rebuilding plan that will design, develop and implement community centers, schools, and sustainable housing.
Haitians are not going to want to hear ideas; they need shelter. In the midst of chaos and heartache plans need to be made. We will set up Community Resource Centers to supply architecture and building services to community groups, NGOs and social entrepreneurs on the ground to create a space for the Haiti Rebuilding Coalition. We will also provide teams of architectural and construction professionals to develop and build community facilities, including schools and medical centers.
Our efforts will include: Pre-planning assessments, establish Community Resource Center and Reconstruction Studio, sorting out building ownership, and then building transitional shelters, health clinics, schools, and permanent sustainable housing.
Train and educate incoming volunteers and community members in building safely, emphasizing the need for sustainable materials and construction techniques. It is not about just building homes, but jobs.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Article for Huffington Post on Post Relief