10th Year Anniversary: Letter from Orient Global

In celebration of our tenth anniversary, Architecture for Humanity is embarking on a fundraising campaign to support our chapters, grow the Open Architecture Network and bring critical design services to more communities in need. With your support, we can harness the power of the last ten years to make an even greater impact in the next ten years. Join us.

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We’ve gathered a growing collection of letters from some of the many individuals and organizations who have helped give a voice to designing a more sustainable future. We will be featuring a new letter each month throughout the year.

Dear Cameron, Kate and the Architecture For Humanity team,

It is our great pleasure to congratulate you on the upcoming tenth anniversary of Architecture For Humanity.

We have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with you on the 2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom Design, the first large-scale initiative to improve the design of classrooms around the world. With nearly 500 teams already registered, this year’s challenge illustrates the tremendous power of the Open Architecture Network to bring the creativity of the design community to bear on some of the world’s most pressing development challenges.

At Orient Global, we believe that creativity is an essential characteristic of prosperous and peaceful societies. Societies that foster and encourage creative expression are building strong foundations for economic, political and cultural development. Through the Open Architecture Network and other notable successes in your first ten years, Architecture For Humanity has already made an important contribution to the spread of peace and prosperity.

Margret Meade once wrote, ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful and committed individuals can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.’ Architecture for Humanity’s first ten years stand testament to this simple truth and serve as an inspiration to all of us who are working to making the world a better place.

Yours sincerely,

Orient Global
Paul Gabie, Vice President, Head of the Education Fund