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Green pegs = current projects – Blue pegs = completed projects
AWB-Seattle undertakes projects in disaster recovery, international community development and local community development. We partner with communities and organizations that demonstrate need, request our services and are committed to project implementation. We focus on projects that have a broad impact at the community level and we cultivate long term relationships in order to effect culturally appropriate, lasting change.
Architects Without Borders-Seattle has identified three areas of interest for 2012: Peru, Haiti, and South Seattle.
Work in the Lomas de Zapallal area of Lima will continue for the third year with addition of new classrooms to the Escuela Saludable y Ecológica (Healthy and Ecological School) project and the contruction of a health center during the summer of 2012. Read more…
With its new project to build a primary school in Croix-des-Bouquets, on the outskirt of Port-au-Prince, AWB-S continues its presence on the poor island nation with the aim to offer quality education and healthy conditions for children 6-10 year old. Read more…
In South Seattle, AWB-S continues to work with different nonprofits to identify how to best invest its resources in providing design assistance to projects that enhance environmental conditions and add value to the lives of the residents.
In addition, Architects Without Borders-Seattle reviews all requests for assistance for alignement with its mission, available resources and ability to provide help.
Projects are being vetted or initiated in the following areas of the globe:
Tembisa Township, South Africa: high school landscaping and safety perimiter. Read more…
West Point, Monrovia, Liberia: Expansion of an existing elementary school from 100 to 500 students
Gorakshep, Nepal , Nepal: Joint project with Engineers Without Borders to build a biogas digester that would provide human waste management and potentially cooking gas for the local residents.
- Nairobi, Kenya: Building of a permanent school to replace temporary structures in the Kituii-Nlogo slums of Nairobi, Kenya to give up to 200 children a chance at secondary education.