We are counting down the days in the office for the launch of our
next international architecture competition. We are even more thrilled as the sponsor, AMD, has provided funding to build one of the winning solutions. We are in the process of writing the project brief and design and technology
criteria. If there are any universities or colleges interested in using this competition as a semester studio please contact us for details.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007:
Tuesday, January 15, 2008: Competition Submission Deadline
January 23-27, 2008: Selected Entries displayed at the World Economic Forum, Davos
April 2008 : Winning Design Announced
July to December 2008: Construction begins of winning entry
December 2008: Building Opening
Thank You - Community Partner Review Board
This initiative will have a real client, real site and real needs. Last month we held a request for proposals for community partners for the
AMD Open Architecture Challenge and to our astonishment we received over 115 entries. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe local communities put together some amazing proposals and our review board spent weeks working to narrow down the field
to the final selection.
We'd like to thank the following who took part in the community partner review process;
Dan Shine, AMD; Gina Panza, AMD; Steve Howard, AMD; Sandeep Ashok, AMD; John Bacus, Google; Shannon Bassett, University of Southern Florida-Tampa; Emily Privot, AFHSF;
Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism Solutions; Brandon Keim, Worldchanging; Sara Boettiger; Curt Beckmann, Appropedia; Catarina Fake, Flickr/Yahoo; Scott Mattoon, Sun Microsystems; Michael Patterson, AFHLA; Lloyd Alter, Treehugger; David
Zaks, Dan Toole, UNICEF; Josh Ellis, Worldchanging;
Erik Charas, FDC Mozambique; Mariana Amatullo, Art Center; Cynthia Barton, AFH NY; Jonas Chau; Darlene Molnar; Phil Weilerstein, NCIIA; Bill Browning, Terrapin /Bright Green; Jim Manico, Codemagi; Samara Spence AFH Austin; Nicolas
Thibodeau, AFH Montreal; Ophelia Wilkins and
Nathaniel Corum, Indigenous Community Enterprises; Sonali Patel, Souris Hong-Porretta; Taylor Milsal;
Cat Laine, AIDG; Max Zahniser; Nicholas Gilliland, OMA; Jenny Gurney and Michael Grote, AFH Gulf Coast and Cameron Diaz.
Construction Supervisor in St. Lucia, South Africa
We are looking for a 6 months on-site construction supervisor for a sports facility and health docking station in St. Lucia, South Africa. In partnership with Mpilonhle, the
Siyathemba project, is set to break ground in the next 2 months and we are looking for an experienced construction supervisor who will work on-site and report back to the site architect, East Coast Architects in Durban.
Design/Construction Fellowship in Biloxi, Mississippi
This 3 to 6 month fellowship is to support the Program Manager in all aspects of Architecture for Humanity's Model Home Program, which assists families in the Biloxi area in rebuilding or rehabilitating their houses, including project
planning and management, scheduling, estimating, material procurement, coordination with designers and contractors, and volunteer coordination with Hands On Gulf Coast.
To apply for either of these positions, please email a resume and digital work samples (PDF) to: Stacy Sabraw at
Stacy@architectureforhumanity.org. No phone calls please.
August 19, 2007 - Lighten Up, San Francisco
Architecture for Humanity San Francisco and Urban Re:Vision is going door to door replacing 1000 residential light bulbs to energy-efficient CFL bulbs on a block in the bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. This initiative will save block
residents over $15,000 in electricity bills.
Interested in helping?
12pm, August 23rd - Neocon Xpress, Los Angeles
I've already explained to one of my friends - this is not the leaving party for Karl Rove and I'm not going to be the Stephen Colbert of his roast. Neocon Xpress is the
West Coast edition of the Merchandise Mart
Neocon Trade Fair. The event takes place at the LA Convention Center and we will be giving the keynote talk on the 23rd. The night before I'll be a judge on a live design face-off between Gensler, Interior Architects, Langdon Wilson
and Hirsch Bender Associates.
August 31st 6pm-9pm - Architecture in the City Opening Party, Dzine, 128 Utah Street, San Francisco
Join AFHers at the kick-off party for San Francisco's first and only architecture and design festival. Participate in the world's first Live Architecture Competition (with an open bar) hosted by the Open Architecture Network.
register here for a ticket for the heavy price of $0
Winter 2007 Lectures/Events
September 12th - AMD Open Architecture Challenge launches
September 12th - Sustainable City Development, Malmo, Sweden
September 13th - Idea Festival, Louisville, KY
September 17th - HOK Canada, Toronto, Canada
September 20th 1pm - Google, Mountain View, CA (tbc)
September 20th 5pm - West Coast Green (panel), San Francisco, CA
September 29th - AFH SF BBQ and Model Block presentation, Bayview, SF, CA
October 10th - Rice Design Alliance, Houston, TX
October 11th - AIA NY Heritage Ball, New York, NY
October 11th - Polytechnic University, New York, NY
October 17th - UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
November 7th - Greenbuild 2007, Chicago, IL
November 12th - University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
November 14th/15th - Steelcase, Grand Rapids, MI
September 6th to November 9th, 2007
Substance: Diverse Practices from the Periphery, Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO
September 13th to 15th, 2007
Wired NextFest, Los Angeles, CA
October 13th, 2007 to January 19th, 2008
Architecture for Humanity, The Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, MO
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