Architects Foundation’s Design and Health Research Consortium Expands, Adding Six New Members

 

Washington, D.C., December 9, 2015 –The Architects Foundation, along with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), today named six more schools of architecture and public health as members of the AIA Design & Health Research Consortium. The consortium helps translate research on design’s influence on public health into architectural practice for the public, policymakers, and design and public health professionals.

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Architects Foundation Issues 2015 Annual Report on Design and Health Research Consortium

 

Washington, D.C.  – December 9, 2015 –The Architects Foundation, along with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), today issued its first progress report of the AIA’s Design and Health Research Consortium. The consortium helps translate research on design’s influence on public health into architectural practice for policymakers, design and public health professionals and the general public.

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Architects Foundation Expands National Resilience Initiative; Launches Nationwide Search for Three More NRI Members

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Washington, D.C. – October 13, 2015
– The Architects Foundation, along with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), today launched a nationwide request for partnership to add three more members to its National Resilience Initiative (NRI), a growing network of resilient design studios geared toward helping local communities become more resilient to natural disasters and climate change. Learn more about the request for partnerships here: http://www.architectsfoundation.org/resilience/nri-rfp/

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Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Features “Fast Track” Commitment to Action  for Reconstructing Safe Nepalese Communities

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 New York, NY, September 28, 2015 – On the second day of this year’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, the focus of the opening plenary turned to helping Nepal “build back better” following the devastating earthquakes last spring. The plenary session featured a commitment by CGI members All Hands Volunteers and The Architects Foundation to reconstruct culturally appropriate, earthquake resilient permanent homes for displaced families in the Sindhupalchuk district of Nepal, a region in which approximately 90% of the housing stock was destroyed.

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Architects Foundation Issues First Annual Report on National Resilience Initiative

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New York – Sept. 28, 2015 – The Architects Foundation today released its first annual report on the National Resilience Initiative (NRI), a growing network of resilient design studios geared toward helping local communities become more resilient to natural disasters and climate change.

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10 Years After Katrina — A Roadmap to a More Resilient Gulf Coast

By Sherry-Lea Bloodworth Botop for Huffington Post

On the eve of the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and as direct participants in its aftermath and recovery, it’s important to look back and chronicle the lessons the country has learned — and how much it has yet to understand about how to recover from such disasters. Our insights come from the role architects, urban planners and philanthropists have played in this ongoing education. Louisiana and Mississippi were the test-beds; here’s what we learned from them:

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Architects Paving the Way for the Resilient Cities of the Future

 By Sherry-Lea Bloodworth-Botop for Huffington Post
 In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept across Mississippi and Louisiana, killing more than 1,800 people and leaving a trail of damage estimated at $108 billion. Not only was this one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history, it was also one of the deadliest. My hometown, New Orleans, became a symbol of the destruction and our nation’s failure to prepare for disasters and mitigate their damage.