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Architecture for Humanity Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 01/28/2015: Architecture for Humanity

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 12/08/2014: ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY

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AKA  Architecture for Humanity
San Francisco, CA

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Architecture for Humanity Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 01/28/2015: Architecture for Humanity

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 12/08/2014: ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY

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Also Known As: Architecture for Humanity
Physical Address: San Francisco, CA 94104 0544
EIN: 30-0038297
Web URL: www.architectureforhumanity.org 
NTEE Category: L Housing, Shelter
L99 Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C.
S Community Improvement, Capacity Building
S02 Management & Technical Assistance
M Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief
M02 Management & Technical Assistance
Ruling Year: 2003 


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Mission Statement

Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design services firm founded in 1999. By tapping a network of more than 40,000 professionals willing to lend time and expertise to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services, we bring design, construction and development services where they are most critically needed. We are building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design.

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2013

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Mr. Eric Cesal

Profile:

The Board of Directors has appointed Eric Cesal as the organization’s new Executive Director. His official new role began on April 21, 2014. Cesal is an analyst, writer, designer, builder and humanitarian based in San Francisco, CA. Cesal first joined Architecture for Humanity in 2006 as a volunteer on the Katrina reconstruction program. He grew up in Washington, D.C. and holds an undergraduate degree in Architectural Studies from Brown University and Master’s Degrees in Architecture, Construction Management and Business Administration (MBA) from Washington University in St. Louis. Cesal first gained international attention in 2010, with the publishing of Down Detour Road: An Architect in Search of Practice, a memoir/manifesto that is widely acknowledged as a roadmap to 21st century architecture. At the time of the book’s release, Cesal had already left the country to join Architecture for Humanity full time in Port au Prince, Haiti. From 2010 to 2012, Cesal established, grew and led Architecture for Humanity’s Haiti Rebuilding Center. Cesal stewarded the Haiti program for over two-and-a-half years, from its inception to a staff of thirty architects, developers and planners, before relocating to San Francisco to lead Architecture for Humanity’s global disaster operations.

Leadership Statement:

What began as a simple idea to provide design services to communities in need has transformed into an international non-profit building change in dozens of countries. Over the past decade Architecture for Humanity has become one of the world’s largest and most credible design organizations. Today, more than two million people are living, teaching, healing and playing in buildings designed by our design fellows, chapter members and volunteers. I am truly inspired by all the design professionals who come forward to dedicate their time and expertise where they are most urgently needed. Each project we undertake reaffirms my belief in the power of design to create a more sustainable future. In a time of great need, solutions are needed more urgently than ever. Two-thirds of the world lives in sub-standard living conditions without access to clean water or sanitation. This requires new thinking - local solutions that can be adapted and globally. As we enter into our second decade we are embarking on our first ever-capacity building campaign and intend to double both our budget and impact. This campaign will help us expand our network, develop stronger online tools, better support our chapters, respond quicker in times of great need and reach out to local builders around the world. Design is the ultimate renewable resource. Together, we can continue to build a better future.

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Programs

Program: Architecture Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$1,473,469
Category:
Community Development
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

In 1999, we launched our first venture, an international competition to design five-year transitional housing for returning refugees in Kosovo. More than 300 architects and designers from 30 nations participated in the competition which resulted in five built prototypes. An exhibition of the finalists and selected designs was showcased internationally. Since then, Architecture for Humanity has developed a network of over 7,000 architects and designers and hosted a second competition to design a mobile HIV/AIDS health clinic for Africa. This second project led to over 532 entries from 51 countries and is currently being exhibited around the world. As a result operational clinics were built in Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania. In addition to implementing design initiatives and competitions, Architecture for Humanity also aims to promote humanitarian and social design through advocacy and education programs. Architecture for Humanity has consulted with government bodies and relief organizations on a number of projects, including mine clearance programs and playground building in the Balkans; post disaster reconstruction assistance in Grenada, India, Sri Lanka and the United States; and refugee housing on the borders of Afghanistan. Elementary and high school students have benefited from our design initiatives through after-school workshops, and at the university level, architecture and design programs around the world have used our competitions and design criteria as a model for semester-long projects.

Program Long-Term Success:

In 2007 Architecture for Humanity completed its 100th project - compared with just seven two years ago. More than 14,000 people directly benefited from built solutions and we provided professional design services on four continents, with over 250 volunteers, designers and architects.

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Program: Open Architecture Network (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$147,300
Category:
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Population Served:
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Program Description:

The Open Architecture Network is an online, open source community dedicated to improving living conditions through innovative and sustainable design. Here designers of all persuasions can: • Share their ideas, designs and plans • View and review designs posted by others • Collaborate with each other, people in other professions and community leaders to address specific design challenges • Manage design projects from concept to implementation • Communicate easily amongst team members • Protect their intellectual property rights using the Creative Commons "some rights reserved" licensing system and be shielded from unwarranted liability • Build a more sustainable future

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Architecture for Humanity recently completed its 300th sustainable structure, compared with just seven structures two years ago — an exponential rise in the number of lives impacted by our work. In the fall of 2008, Architecture for Humanity received the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award (Design Patron Award), and in 2009 the Treehugger: Best Humanitarian Designer Award. In May 2009 Architecture for Humanity celebrated its 10th Anniversary.

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