Innovative Giving: The Open Architecture Network

What it is: Architecture for Humanity is a non-profit that seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crises. In 2007, the organization launched the Open Architecture Network – the first collaborative forum to provide access to architecture plans and blueprints online. The aim: for designers and others to share, freely use and adapt existing solutions, and to collaborate with one another to address design challenges. The site currently has almost 1300 projects, including a library in Sohage, Egypt and a hospital in Petite Riviere, Haiti.


What you can do: Get online, share your designs and ideas, or just reach out to an architecture or designer who might be able to help build your project. More opportunities are listed here.

Read the other entries in our innovative giving series here.

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