Our 4th Annual Day of Impact | October 7th
Join fellow architects and design professionals in making an impact in our boroughs, through OACny’s annual city-wide service day! Participants will collaborate with some of New York City’s best volunteer-based organizations by getting hands-on with painting, planting, and rebuilding projects, all of which will improve our neighborhoods on both physical and social levels.
Concrete Safaris is looking for volunteers to help with the building and dismantling of obstacles, safety management along the obstacle course as well as event registration.
JungleGym is a 2-block long, 20-obstacle challenge for children and their families, as well as an active living fair, on 3rd Ave. between 115th and 117th Street. Check out last year's JungleGym!
AFHny is happy to announce that on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 7:00PM, we will be hosting a two-hour design charrette at Gensler's NYC office for the design of public shower facilities for the homeless. Our goal is to restore a sense of dignity to individuals who are unsheltered by providing services that would improve personal hygiene, promote self-sufficiency and ultimately empower them to seek employment and/or assistance.
Our Holiday Party is just around the corner! On GivingTuesday, AFHny is celebrating social impact, successful design and our dedicated community of volunteers.
Please join us for a holiday event to celebrate a successful 2015 and prepare for the year ahead. Festivities will include a gingerbread house design competition, gift raffle, trivia game and refreshments.
Stay tuned for the link to tickets!
Tuesday, December 1st
4 Columbus Circle
Light fare and drinks to be served, we look forward to seeing you there!
Join fellow architects and design professionals during the fifth annual Archtober on Saturday, October 17th in making an impact in our boroughs, through AFHny’s annual city-wide service day!
Participants will collaborate with some of New York City’s best volunteer-based organizations by getting hands-on with painting, planting, and rebuilding projects, all of which will improve our neighborhoods on both physical and social levels.
The service day event will be preceded by a kick-off party on October 16th!
Celebrate service and the growing field of public interest design at AFHny’s Night of Impact event, a precursor to Day of Impact (DOI), a city-wide service day tailored to New York City’s architects and design professionals. Drinks and light fare will be served. DOI volunteers and partner organizations receive discount admission, but all are welcome to attend and raise a glass to impact.
Join us on August 4th, 7:00 p.m. at the Center for Architecture for the Chapter Meeting with presentations by the These our Treasures Project (TOTS) where they will be reviewing their suggestions for ADA improvements. As well as, updates on current Board of Director positions that will be opening up this fall!
Join IIDANY for their IMPACT NY event!
Help the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce with "Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint," a new grassroots initiative to support long-term beautification efforts in the neighborhood. In addition to some light hands-on clean-up during the event, volunteers will be documenting and "diagnosing" the sources of litter problems in northeastern Greenpoint. At the end of the event, the group will have the opportunity to suggest solutions - for example, where new trash cans should be placed.
For the summer and up till Archtober our Instagram is being taken over by the Project Coordinators and Volunteers that are essential to making AFHny run! See photos from TOTS, Save Coney Island, People for the Pavilion, Day of Impact, and more! Follow us today and look out for the #InstagramTakeover!
Celebrate the 2nd annual MAKINGOODESIGN Award Winners with cocktails, beer, and delicous treats, while celebrating NYC organizations using design for social impact. Phenomenal artists will be on hand to create custom-illustrated sketchbook covers from Macktez, with proceeds supporting design for social good initiatives with AFHNY. Co-hosted by AIANY ENYA and Design With Benefits at Teknion.
About AIA ENYA: The Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects engages NYC’s diverse emerging design professionals through lectures, design competitions, and networking opportunities, with a focus on Professional Development, Design Excellence, and Public Outreach.
About DESIGN WITH BENEFITS: Design With Benefits is a social enterprise and online marketplace featuring clever design-forward products at the intersection of design and social impact. 7% of our net profits go toward creative organizations using design for social good. Shop By Story + Do Social Good.
AFHny is happy to announce that on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 7:00PM, we will be hosting a 2 hour design charrette for the construction of a CHICKEN COOP, in partnership with New York School of Interior Design.
AFHny partners with local communities on various projects who create programming in their space as teaching tools for children and the local community. In an effort to help a Brooklyn Community Garden who operates on a volunteer basis, AFHny will host a Design Charrette to generate design concepts for a chicken coop and storage unit that local volunteers can build.
This will be an energized design charrette where new chicken coop designs will be explored that offer multiple uses for the garden. Afterwards, we will have a sign-up sheet for attendees to continue their involvement on the project.
Specifications and an existing design will be shared once you have signed up using Eventbrite.
ABOUT OUR PARTNERS
Founded in 1916, the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is a private, not-for-profit college devoted exclusively to interior design education and related disciplines. NYSID’s guiding principle is that the interior environment is a fundamental element of human welfare and the College is committed to actively improving the quality of life for all segments of humanity. This ideal is put into practice by a dedicated faculty of well-known designers, architects, art historians, and authorities in the field who guide more than 700 full- and part-time students. NYSID offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs in the field of interior design, design history and theory, sustainable design, interior lighting design, and healthcare interior design. A wide range of classes are also offered through the college’s Institute for Continuing and Professional Studies and on-line platform.
Dear AFHny Volunteers: We look forward to seeing everyone on 4/28, Tuesday evening for the Design Charrette and have a few items to cover in advance. In order to have a productive evening, we ask that all attendees review below.
- As a guest of NYSID, you are asked to observe guest etiquette while in their space. We ask that you stay within the designated areas of the Charrette. .
- You're donation for this Charrette helps us cover the costs of materials.
- Please bring any supplies [pencils, pens, markers, paper, etc.] that you need to do your best work.
- Please note that due to limited available seating, if you RSVP we are expecting you to attend. If for any reason you are unable to attend please notify us within 24 hours of the event so we can open your spot to another interested participant.
For the March Chapter Meeting the Board of Directors of AFHny will be giving an update on the current status of the global Chapter Network from the former Architecture for Humanity.
We will be discussing AFHny's ongoing role in the New York City community. Get announcement about upcoming events and drives in 2015.
Come and get an inside look at our chapter, and get inspired to volunteer in different capacities throughout the coming year. We hope to see you on March 10th!
After the meeting we will head to Amity Hall on West 3rd for a networking happy hour with our friends over at ENYA (Emerging New York Architects committee of the AIANY).