Archinect - News 2016-05-29T15:27:38-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/147293715/australian-architects-mourn-the-loss-of-paul-pholeros-renowned-housing-equality-advocate-for-aboriginal-communities Australian architects mourn the loss of Paul Pholeros, renowned housing equality advocate for Aboriginal communities Justine Testado 2016-02-03T21:05:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T21:06:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pf/pfmun4o194sbknj0.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Healthabitat, the non-profit Paul Pholeros co-founded,] developed a model called Housing for Health...working with Aboriginal communities, conducting a survey of all housing and completing urgent repairs using mainly local Indigenous contractors, and adding whatever upgrades or repairs they can afford until the money runs out. The organisation has improved more than 8,000 houses &ndash; a third of Australia&rsquo;s Indigenous-controlled housing stock &ndash; and with them the lives of 55,000 people.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137280876/new-study-suggests-aboriginal-collective-memory-reaches-back-more-than-7-000-years" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New study suggests Aboriginal collective memory reaches back more than 7,000 years</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147267936/mindscraper-high-rise-educational-facility-renderings-in-sydney-unveiled-by-grimshaw-bvn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mindscraper: high-rise educational facility renderings in Sydney unveiled by Grimshaw &amp; BVN</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109814027/an-illustrated-history-of-canberra-the-australian-capital-designed-by-american-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An illustrated history of Canberra, the Australian capital designed by American architects</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123301464/peter-stutchbury-receives-2015-gold-medal-in-australia-achievement-in-architecture-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Stutchbury receives 2015 Gold Medal in Australia Achievement in Architecture Awards</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145588799/anatomy-of-a-non-profit-dissecting-architecture-for-humanity-s-death-and-future Anatomy of a non-profit: dissecting Architecture for Humanity's "death" and future Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-12T17:38:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T21:14:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x4adg5drypqipln2.jpg" width="514" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This case study looks at the origins of, and factors that led to, the &ldquo;death&rdquo; of the best-known humanitarian architecture organization in the world. However, it will also reveal that AFH is regenerating via its worldwide network of chapters, which it had begun developing around 2004, and which gathered more formally under the name Architecture for Humanity Chapter Network upon AFH&rsquo;s closure.</p></em><br /><br /><p>To get caught up on Architecture for Humanity's history as a non-profit:</p><ul><li><a title="Architecture for Humanity begins crowdsourced rebranding campaign" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135884547/architecture-for-humanity-begins-crowdsourced-rebranding-campaign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity begins crowdsourced rebranding campaign</a></li><li><a title="Architecture for Humanity to file for bankruptcy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121590852/architecture-for-humanity-to-file-for-bankruptcy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity to file for bankruptcy</a></li><li><a title="Architecture for Humanity to shut down" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118513336/architecture-for-humanity-to-shut-down" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity to shut down</a></li><li><a title="Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr, co-founders of Architecture for Humanity, to step down and help form a five-year strategic vision" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81451941/cameron-sinclair-and-kate-stohr-co-founders-of-architecture-for-humanity-to-step-down-and-help-form-a-five-year-strategic-vision" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr, co-founders of Architecture for Humanity, to step down and help form a five-year strategic vision</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/135884547/architecture-for-humanity-begins-crowdsourced-rebranding-campaign Architecture for Humanity begins crowdsourced rebranding campaign Justine Testado 2015-09-04T15:33:00-04:00 >2015-09-08T10:37:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4j/4j0crtc3ee95l631.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Nine months after abruptly shutting down and filing for bankruptcy, <a href="http://archinect.com/architecture-for-humanity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a>&nbsp;has begun a campaign in efforts to&nbsp;rebrand itself as a "collectively defined, collaboratively run, and inclusive" non-profit. Launched Tuesday, the&nbsp;<a href="https://afhnetwork.wordpress.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AFH Chapter Network</a>&nbsp;is gathering opinions and ideas worldwide in the form of video responses in <a href="https://instapa.nl/Bt8EFP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a short survey</a> until September 8. Participants will answer questions on&nbsp;how the new AFH should restructure its mission, value, and goals.</p><p>Once the responses are collected, the AFH Network will search for key findings alongside brand strategists at Skyrocket Digital and then work towards finding a new name for the organization.</p><p>The AFH Network posted their reasons for rebranding in a generalized&nbsp;list <a href="http://afhnetwork.wordpress.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on WordPress</a>:</p><ul><li><strong>A few reasons why we&rsquo;re looking for a new name: We are a new organization:</strong> While the mission remains similar, we are focused on consensus building, professional development, and support for local groups to develop innovative business models whil...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/34730776/lessons-from-the-front-lines-of-social-design Lessons from the Front Lines of Social Design Places Journal 2012-01-16T15:56:00-05:00 >2012-01-18T16:49:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hi/hiskt4l79oni5nmz.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the last decade, much has been written about architecture for the greater good, and it would seem that the field, as a whole, is invested in bringing design to underserved communities. Yet all of this talk &mdash; at conferences, in the press, at universities &mdash; has focused hardly at all on how to put together a career in social design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Places, Virginia Tech graduate Will Holman gives an honest report of his experiences volunteering, studying and working at Arcosanti, Rural Studio, and Youth Build. Does the architecture profession need to do more to support young architects who take this path?</p>