AFHA’s first project as a chapter was a partnership with the “Hope Floats Initiative” and its founder, Akin Afolayan. The project is an extension of Akin’s 2008 Holcim 1st Prize Award in the category “Next Generation”, Africa Middle East. AFHA supported Hope Floats by directing funds raised from its chapter launch party to the project. In addition, a prototype was designed and built by members of the Atlanta Chapter of Architecture for Humanity and a group of local volunteer architects.
You can follow Akin and his continuing work on the Hope Floats Initiative by visiting the new website, http://www.hopefloatsinitiative.org/ and on the Open Architecture Network.
Have a project idea you want to help get off the ground? Contact us or even better, come out to one of our monthly meetings and share your thoughts!