AWB-Seattle just completed a remodel/rejuvenation project with the Jose Marti Child Development Center at El Centro de la Raza on Beacon Hill. Volunteers Rose Rodriguez and Dave Helton provided their design expertise with color and material selection and participated in a number of work days prepping and finishing the project. This is the third project we have completed with El Centro de la Raza.
For more information on this project, view our Featured Project page.
Register today to enter your pumpkin creation in Carve for a Cause 2012, the Northwest design community’s most entertaining Halloween event that benefits Architects Without Borders work to alleviate poverty and improve quality of life with good design solutions.
Then join us on October 29 at The Tin Table in Capitol Hill as we celebrate the creativity of the pumpkin carving community with food, drinks and good company. A distinguished panel of judges, that includes Peter Steinbrueck, FAIA (civic leader, architect, urban visionary), Betina Finley (Chair of the Bellevue Arts Commission, President of SocTok), and Prof. David Miller (Chair, UW Dept. of Architecture), will preside over the contest.
Join us on Saturday, July 14th from 4 to 6 pm when the winner of our original Raise the Roost Chicken Coop Design Build Competition will be announced and all 15 coops will be on display. There will be music with Loveward Steps, food and fun! And an opportunity to meet our celebrity judges:
-Cheryl Waters – KEXP
-Molly Moon – Molly Moon’s Ice Cream
-Ron Van der Veen – DLR Group/Arcade
-Rebecca Teagarden – NW Magazine
-Jessi Bloom – Author/Landscape Designer
Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands
5513 South Cloverdale Ave
Seattle, WA 98118
AIA Seattle Disaster Preparedness & Response Committee, along with the local chapter of Architecture For Humanity (AfH) and Architects Without Borders-Seattle (AWB) are hosting an evening event for the architectural community to raise awareness of the hazards of the Pacific Northwest, and opportunities for individuals to get involved with local efforts.
Representatives from AIA-Seattle and Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW) will share details on recent response efforts, including Hurricane Katrina, tsunami in Japan, earthquake in Haiti, and flooding in Southwest Washington. Organizations will all share progress on current efforts toward collaboration, as well as plans for mitigation, response, and recovery.
Details will also be provided on upcoming sessions of ATC 20-21 Post-Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings and registration with the WABO Building Safety Emergency Responder Program for ATC-trained volunteers.
When: Tuesday April 24th 5-7pm
Where: GGLO – Space at the Steps, 1301 1st Ave, enter off Harbor Steps, for those with different abilites, please enter the elevator and proceed to suite 301 for assistance.
Curious about AWB’s new projects in Peru, Liberia, Haiti or South Seattle? Are you interested in getting involved or in reconnecting with us? Are you a past, present or future volunteer and would love to meet other volunteers or members of the organization? Do you have any ideas for a project here or abroad? Do you just want to share a beer with some good people?
Join us at Elysian Fields between 5 and 7 pm on May 1st. This well known brewhouse is located just South of Pioneer Square on 1st Avenue. We have reserved a separate room with no host bar to chat and present our work. We look forward to seeing you there!
Architects Without Borders-Seattle and Architecture for Humanity-Seattle are hosting a chicken coop design competition to benefit Seattle Youth Garden Works, an innovative employment program of Seattle Tilth for diverse young people ages 16-21 to be trained in urban agriculture. The competition will be hosted at the new Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands in one of the most diverse zip codes in the nation. The judged event will take place on Saturday, July 14, the day of Seattle Tilth’s Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour.
AWB/AfH seek additional Steering Committee Members as well as marketing and day-of-event volunteers.
Steering Committee Members will help to further shape the event and need to be able to commit to attend weekly meetings and complete various tasks between meetings. This is a great opportunity for leadership and working beside passionate peers.
Marketing and Day-of-Event volunteers will help to make the event a success in the lead up and execution of the event. Time commitments will range between 4-10 hours of work either doing outreach or day-of (or week prior to) event staffing. These roles are less intensive of a commitment, but a really fun way to get your hands in things!
Please indicate which opportunity you are interested in. Steering Committee Meetings have already begun and we’d love a few additional passionate members
Do you have proven Design and Project Management experience? AWB-Seattle is looking for experienced leaders to initiate and manage upcoming local or international projects. Join our team for a life- and career-enhancing opportunity to contribute to humanitarian causes. In addition, you will be part of a dynamic learning community focused on developing and applying best practices to empower both communities and designers.
Role of a volunteer Project Manager:
-Commit to leading a project for a given amount of time, possibly with another PM
-Determine project goals
-Outline project schedule
-Assemble and coordinate volunteer team members for project implementation phase
-Regular communication and coordination with AWB
-Travel to project site, if necessary and budget/opportunity exist
In every project, AWB values and promotes effective and integrated design solutions that maximize its positive social, ecological and economic impact and builds collaborative long-term relationships with the community.
We are proud to announce that Escuela Ecologica in Peru is one of three international winners of the Design Corps SEED Competition! Congratulations to AWB-Seattle Board Member, Ben Spencer, his UW Team, and many partners, for an innovative project that incorporates numerous sustainable building strategies, including a grey water filtration system and a hydrocarbon densifying play mechanism