Oct 4, 2011 0
We are proud to announce that we have been selected as the recipient of the Architecture for Humanity September micro grant! Funds from the award will be used for the Oasis Project, our proposed solution to the recognized shortage of proper public transportation amenities in Atlanta. This project is exciting because it was developed from our initial open forum meeting as a chapter in May of 2009. Following a yearly, open call design competition for bus shelter designs, the chapter collaborates with local community organizations including Atlanta NPU’s and hosts a jury to select the winning design.
The 2010 installment resulted in 7 entries from Atlanta, Washington D.C. and California! The winning design, submitted by SSA + D (Sarah Green and Daniel A. Echevarria), is currently under review with a structural engineer. The funds from the grant will be used to hire a surveyor to complete site surveys and purchase materials to construct a prototype. Hey volunteers! Get ready!
This is such a big milestone for our chapter and we couldn’t have done it without the tireless work of our chapter leadership, volunteers and supporters. The light of success and sense of achievement shines on all of us today. Thank you for believing with us.
If you are interested in supporting the project’s completion, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information. She is Chapter’s Coordinator at the national headquarters in San Francisco.