Architecture for Humanity New York is a local chapter of Architecture for Humanity, a global network of professionals united by the desire to use our skills for the common good.
We are committed to providing sustainable design, construction, and development services where they are most critically needed.
Since our chapter was founded in 2003, we have completed over 40 local projects for underserved New York City communities.
About Architecture for Humanity
Join us in building safer and more sustainable future for under-served New York City communities. There are many ways you can be involved, so please contact the department in your area of expertise:
General inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations: Mishelle Oun, email@example.com
Architecture & Design Services: Mehonaz Kazi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications: Laura Carter, email@example.com
You may donate to our New York chapter via Network for Good
IMPORTANT: Please be sure to notate "New York Chapter" in the Designation field to be sure the funds are directed to us.
4 WAYS TO SUPPORT US (besides volunteering)
1) Cash Donations
Becoming a member of Architecture for Humanity's New York chapter offers many benefits, including:
• Full access to our Member Directory where you can link directly with like-minded designers
• Priority updates on local projects and volunteer opportunities
• Free entry to the annual Design Like You Give a Damn: Live! conference
• IDP Community Service hours approval
• Official volunteer verification from the Director of Membership
Become a member today for only $25 per year.
How do I learn more about your organization?
Please check out our About page for more information.
How do I stay up-to-date Architecture for Humanity New York?
There are many ways to keep up on all our news, events, and volunteer opportunities.
• Register for an account and subscribe to our mailing list
• Facebook: Architecture for Humanity New York
Current Director: Jennifer Dunn
Jennifer has been volunteering with the organization since 2008 in a variety of capacities. Prior to her current appointment, Jennifer volunteered for two years as a project coordinator of the community outreach and design competition “FlyNY.” She later served as the chapter”s Director of Records. In her spare time, Jennifer is a licensed architect currently practicing in New York. She graduated from Montana State University with her Masters of Architecture in 2007 and received her license in 2011.
Current Director: Mishelle Oun
Mishelle is an architectural interior designer. Last year she spent six months in New Orleans developing green building and construction operations standards for a nonprofit rebuilding organization. She received in undergraduate degree in Interior Design and is currently a graduate student in the Design Management program at Pratt Institute.
Current Director: Adrielle Slaugh
The Director of Membership is responsible for managing all aspects of potential, new, and existing members. If you would like to become involved with Architect for Humanity NY please contact the Director of Membership. The Director of Membership’s responsibilities include:
managing the monthly working meetings. This includes introducing new and innovative ways to make meet-ups productive and engaging following the guidelines of the mission statement.
Current Director: Rachel Starobinsky
The Director of Outreach and Advocacy seeks out and acquires any
information that might benefit the organization.
The Director of Outreach and Advocacy’s responsibilities includes:
seeking out and fostering external relationships with potential clients, partners, sponsors, beneficiaries, supporters, and volunteers.
seeking out strategic community involvement such as Open House New York weekend.
seeking out appropriate means for the organization to have public presence.
Current Director: Xochiti Parada
The Director of Records creates and maintains the infrastructure required for maintaining and communicating the information of the organization both internally and externally.
The Director of Record’s responsibilities include:
maintaining the website and working in close tandem with the Director of Projects and Director of Communications to publicize project progress as well as the Director of Outreach to properly disseminate information related to advocacy.