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ASSISTING INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN THE AFTERMATH OF MAN-MADE AND NATURAL CRISES, AS WELL AS PREVENT AND STRENGTHEN PREPAREDNESS FOR FUTURE OCCURRENCES.
Positive Action for Haiti Children's Home
The Children's Home in Gonaives will provide earthquake and hurricane resistant housing for children who have lost families in similar natural disasters.
Haiti Rebuilding Effort
During the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, trained volunteers in Haiti worked to assess the buildings left standing, with a strong emphasis on providing professional resources to building owners/residents. These safety assessments were the first step to getting people back in their homes.
Hurricane Katrina Response
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Just after Hurricane Katrina hit landfall, volunteers lent a hand in emergency response. Three groups, a total of 11 volunteer architects, interns and a contractor, assisted in assessing public owned facilities, residences, and small businesses for building damage.
Tembisa Township, South Africa
AWB's help was requested to develop a design concept to build a security wall to surround the school to keep students safe from random violence. The school also sought landscape support to create opportunities for food cultivation.
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