You may have heard that Architecture for Humanity, an international non-profit organization, announced in January that its headquarters would be closing. This week, the organization officially filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. While this news saddens local AFH leaders and volunteers alike, it has also galvanized us into action. Over the last 15 years, most of the 57 chapters of AFH operated independently from the San Francisco headquarters — and plan to do the same in the future, with even greater fervor and a renewed sense of our mission. Going forward, we will operate as a network of local chapters, called the AFH Chapter Network.
As a board member of AFH Denver, I can say that our chapter plans to continue bringing design for good to individuals and Denver communities. New partnerships with local design centers are in the works, and our ongoing projects and Monthly Forums have not missed a beat. The chapter holds meetings every second Tuesday of the month at various architecture offices near the downtown area. As of January, we will begin holding design charrettes at Monthly Forums, on suggested design topics or those related to current projects. New and old AFH volunteers came together at our last meeting to decide what AFH means and where we will go, and we continue to welcome new ideas at this promising juncture in our journey. Volunteer hours with AFH are eligible for IDP credit, in case you are a student or young professional looking to gain more hours and experience.
Next Forum: March 10, 2015
Charrette Topic: Tiny Homes