Saturday, September 20, 2008

Community Service

I recently graduated with a B.S. in Architecture degree and wanted to explore organizations that would provide me the opportunity to volunteer through community services in architecture and / or construction. Do you know of any?

I applaud your desire to "give back" through service. These may not be exactly what you are looking for, but it should lead you in the right direction.

Look up the following books to give you some ideas and get you started:

Architecture for Humanity, (2006). Design Like You Give a Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises. New York, NY: Metroplis Books. ISBN – 1-933-04525-6

Bell, Bryan (2003). Good Deeds, Good Design: Community Service Through Architecture. Princeton: Princeton Architectural Press. ISBN: 1-5689-8391-3

Design Corps

Public Architecture

Architecture For Humanity

Architects, Designers, And Planners For Social Responsibility

Habitat For Humanity International


Architects Without Borders

Mad Housers Inc.

Association For Community Design

Peace Corps

Dr. Architecture

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