Open Architecture Network
In 2007 Architecture for Humanity launched the Open Architecture Network, a collaborative online resource and project management tool for those dedicated to improving the built environment. But it’s not just for professional architects–community leaders, nonprofits, technology partners, educators, materials specialists, healthcare workers, and others collaborate and share their expertise on the network.
Architecture for Humanity hosts and promotes competitions focused on humanitarian and community-based design through the Open Architecture Network. In addition, each year Architecture for Humanity sponsors the Open Architecture Challenge. The Open Architecture Challenge focuses the design community’s attention on a different systemic issue facing the built environment and invites designers to offer their solutions. The challenge is open to professionals and non-professionals alike. All entries are shared on the Open Architecture Network.
At the university level, architecture and design programs around the world have used our competitions and design criteria as a model for semester-long projects. In addition we have hosted student-led workshops focused on humanitarian-directed design at a number of universities. Elementary and high school students have also benefited from our design initiatives through after-school workshops. Interested in hosting or participating in a workshop with Architecture for Humanity? Contact us.