One year ago, we started The Neighborhood Assessment Project to identify critical needs in New York City's hardest hit communities after Hurricane Sandy. Our volunteer network came together into teams to spend time in 10 affected neighborhoods along the coast of Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Queens.
In honor of Archtober, the third annual month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions in New York City. We will be cancelling our monthly meeting which is usually held on the first Tuesday of the month.
For the next 10 days, Architecture for Humanity New York (AFHny) is asking for an extra boost of support from all of our members, volunteers, friends, fans, and followers:
If you love architecture and if you love NY, please donate $10 to AFHny and ask 10 others to do the same!
Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) works to address economic and environmental issues in the South Bronx – and throughout New York City – through a combination of green job training, community greening programs, and social enterprise.
Architecture for Humanity NY has been working with SSBx to redesign their current offices and classroom spaces in the Bronx.
We are in currently in need of volunteers for the following tasks:
Architecture for Humanity New York is lead by a board of eight strategic directors who serve staggered two-year terms. We are seeking applicants to fill the vacancy of the Director of Membership. This position is open to everyone, but note that directors are volunteer and unpaid. Directors should expect to commit a minimum of five hours per week to the organization for the duration of their term beginning March/April 2013 through 2014.
The Director of Membership is responsible for managing all aspects of potential, new, and existing members. Responsibilities include:
The Architecture for Humanity New York Hurricane Sandy recovery project is under way and volunteer teams have canvassed several hard-hit neighborhoods around the five boroughs since November. The large amount of data obtained from these surveys is currently being used to assess various communities' needs and where to target funding for Architecture for Humanity projects and partnerships. However, we have not yet hit all neighborhoods.
We have just confirmed an industry partnership that will begin a process to award a full construction grant to one chapter project. Please read carefully as this is on a fast track schedule, all potential projects must be on the Open Architecture Network by next Wednesday, the 20th.
The Architecture for Humanity New York Sustainable South Bronx Project Team is in need of a volunteer to help them with their cost estimations.
Working alongside the Project Coordinator, Shannon Beck, the responsibilities of the Cost Estimator will include:
Gain an understanding of current conditions of the Sustainable South Bronx offices and classrooms through a site visit or remote research
Meet with Project Coordinator and view the recommendations made for improvements
The New York Chapter project teams are visiting neighborhoods to assess needs and collect stories about each community. However, the more information we gather, the more we can determine what Architecture for Humanity and the Architecture for Humanity New York chapter can do to help.
Please, if you are personally connected to a community or group affected by the storm and in need of professional rebuilding services, complete a Field Survey for Post-Hurricane Recovery + Reconstruction form.
Completed forms can either be mailed to:
Architecture for Humanity New York