On June 27th, People for the Pavilion (PFP) and AFHny completed our third round of community surveys! This final installment took place in Forest Hills, Queens, and the responses will be tallied with the results collected from the November surveys which took place in Corona and Flushing. The surveys were done in busy public areas and enabled people in the community to provide their idea of how a rehabilitated New York State Pavilion might best serve their neighborhood.
This month's July Chapter Meeting, scheduled for July 7th, has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for additional events and meetings throughout the Summer! If you want to stay updated and informed sign up for our newsletter here.
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!
We're honored to be include in the Active Design Toolkit for Schools! This toolkit, put out by the Partnership for a Healthier New York, aims to highlight organizations that help to foster physical activities in schools.
"This Active Design Toolkit for Schools provides ideas and resources to incorporate active design into your school. Many of the ideas presented are simple, but have immense potential to improve the overall success, health and well-being of our City’s students."
Download your own toolkit here and look for us on page 12!
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We are in the running to win a donation through our friends, Design With Benefits!
We are excited and honored to be featured with some like-minded organizations doing social good! Vote for us to receive the winning donation here and help spread the word so that we can put our money to good use in NYC!
This month's June Chapter Meeting, scheduled for June 2nd, has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for additional events and meetings throughout the Summer! If you want to stay updated and informed sign up for our newsletter here: http://www.afhny.org/get-involved/
The Chapter Network has been working diligently over the course of the last few months to help carve a path for the future of our organization. Weekly, the interim board has had countless calls, emails, and video chats to discuss next steps. A number of those leaders had the opportunity to meet in Detroit during Structures for Inclusion 15! It was an exciting moment to be with like-minded peers and long-time friends from around the world.
The 15th annual Structures for Inclusion brought together global citizens to share their best ideas and practices in public interest design. Hosted in Detroit by Design Corp, the theme for 2015 was "Resilience of Mind, Body and Spirit", and featured projects from Detroit and beyond in search of a "new kind of post-industrial order."
In addition to a number of different topics, ranging from resilience, advocacy, and engagement, 2015 SEED Award Winners had the opportunity to present their work as well. It was great to see a number of Architecture for Humanity Alumni presenting at SFI15, and to hear that at least two of the SEED Winners had some connection with the work that we do. Congratulations to ProjectH for being a SEED Award Winner, for their project, Studio H, which aims to teach "standards-aligned core subject content" through a design/build workshop environment. Their projects are hands on, and must be built for a specific community or client, and gives students the opportunity to excel in a "test-driven" society.