Architecture for Humanity is grateful to all the donors, sponsors, and volunteers who partner with us on projects around the world. Without their support and talents, these projects would not be possible.
“The exemplary volunteer organization Architecture for Humanity reminds us that design solutions that are highly sensitive and properly additive to local cultural norms can be achieved at reasonable cost…an offering of ‘hope by design’ to a challenged world.”—James Cramer, Design Intelligence
Why Support Architecture for Humanity?
Sustainable Prosperity: Our model moves beyond shelter, to design innovative sustainable solutions that can be replicated to help solve larger systemic issues. We encourage independence and empower communities by co-creating design solutions with them to achieve sustainable prosperity for everyone.
Participation: We encourage everyone to participate in the architecture of their lives. Participatory design results in a more environmentally and culturally appropriate outcome.
Empowerment: Engaging communities in their own reconstruction builds strong social capital and empowers local individuals to become citizen planners.
Hard Work: We are a 'do tank', not a 'think tank'. We respond quickly and stay involved until the job is done.
Environment: The quality of the built environment has a huge impact on the quality of our lives. Our solutions marry the best of what is possible with the needs, desires, and cultural expectations of our clients.
Creativity: We believe creativity makes the impossible possible. We apply creativity to everything we do, whether it is fundraising or design. We always look for a better solution.
Connectivity: We build relationships with diverse groups – funders, designers, government agencies, communities, and clients – bringing them together to design sustainable solutions to pressing problems.
Tenacity: We are committed to outcomes, not just ideas. We stay involved for as long as it takes to get things done.
Integrity: We strive to be honest and transparent in all we do.
Responsibility: We are willing to be accountable. We would rather try, and sometimes fail, then to wait for others to act. If not now, when? If not us, who?
Sustainability: We are committed to socially, environmentally and fiscally sustainable solutions.
Sharing: We believe design is the ultimate renewable resource that grows when it is shared. We embrace the open design process.
Communication: We are natural storytellers. We believe in what we do and we are compelled to share our story.