Architecture for Humanity is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 to promote architectural and design solutions to global, social and humanitarian crises. It creates opportunities for architects and designers from around the world to help communities in need. We believe innovative, sustainable and collaborative design can make a difference.
Around the world, designers are coming together to volunteer their time and their talents and solve issues in their own communities. Local chapters of Architecture for Humanity take many forms depending on the size of the chapter and its location. Each chapter operates autonomously and is engaged in its own projects and activities.
In 2008, Vancouver Architecture For Humanity Society (AFH-Vancouver) was formed. It strives to act locally and focus attention to its social and environmental issues and opportunities. Vancouver chapter is committed to carry out its mandate through fund raising, design/build projects, design competitions, public lecture series, and providing pro-bono and reduced-rate services to local not-for-profit and similar organizations.
Reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of the practice, our volunteers are consisted of Architects, Planners, Interior Designers, Artists, Industrial designers, Communication designers, Educators, and Outreach specialist.