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Architecture Brigades @

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

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$45,351

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8

BRIGADES

51

VOLUNTEERS

29

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Architecture Brigades at Northwestern University is a chapter of Global Brigades, the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The Northwestern chapter systematically works with more than 300 other university groups around the world to deliver and implement one of nine skill-based programs that benefit more than 130,000 Honduran and Panamanian community members annually. Global Architecture Brigades (GAB) designs and constructs socially responsible and sustainable architecture solutions in developing nations. A think tank design approach that utilizes extensive community dialogue and independent research to create efficient, appropriate, and elegant structures to be embraced and utilized by those for whom they were built.
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Chapter Contribution for 2018 Brigades
Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Donate on behalf of this Global Architecture Brigades chapter to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Architecture Brigade volunteers for the Sep 2017- Oct 2018 Brigade Season.
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Chapter Contribution for 2017 Brigades
Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

Donate on behalf of this Global Architecture Brigades chapter to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Architecture Brigade volunteers for the Sep 2016- Oct 2017 Brigade Season.
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Northwestern Public Health Brigade March 2015 Nicaragua
Mar 21, 2015 - Mar 27, 2015

Architecture Brigade volunteers will spend 7 days doing construction on projects, such as building a house and/or other smaller scale projects for individual families or community spaces. On the brigade, students will learn about the necessity of the project, the justifications for the structure\\\'s design, and a variety of local construction techniques. Depending on what point during the construction process they make their brigade, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of construction processes, from foundation work to wood framing to detailing, and everything in between. Volunteers do not need prior building expertise for the brigade, as they will be working alongside skilled masons who will guide students on proper building practices and safety precautions during building, while also educating volunteers of the use of local materials. In addition to the construction aspects of the brigade, volunteers will be given the chance to create and host an interactive education lesson for members of the local community. The ages and demographics of the audience may vary, and the education topics cover basic concepts of architecture and design. Combining the efforts of both the construction and educational aspects of the brigade, by the end of the week volunteers on Architecture Brigades will be able to see the impact have made in the community!
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Northwestern Arc/Environmental March 2014 Panama
Mar 23, 2014 - Mar 29, 2014

Environmental Brigades volunteers at Northwestern will spend 7 days in Panama working alongside families of a rural community. They will be learning about the biodiversity of a tropical region and the potential of ecological productivity of the community members’ land by utilizing environmentally sustainable methods of agriculture that mimics the diversity and balance of plant life and living organisms which exist in a healthy ecosystem. Volunteers will also create, explain, and incorporate the use of organic fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides in order to boost soil nutrients naturally and deter common pests and fungi that normally bring harvest yields down. Additionally, participants in the brigade will research into and share alternative methods of waste management through informative materials and interactive workshops. A key component of brigade is to help raise the community\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s overall awareness of relevant environmental issues and their understanding of the repercussions of a degrading environment socially and economically while always keeping cultural sensitivity in mind. Volunteers on this brigade will also have the opportunity to build a green house with the community they are partnered with. This green house will bring everything full circle as community members will utilize the green house to grow organic local vegetables, fruits, and/or herbs.
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March 2013 Northwestern Architecture Brigade
Mar 24, 2013 - Mar 30, 2013

Architecture Brigades volunteers from Northwestern University will spend 7 days doing construction on large projects, such as schools and health centers, that will provide health and education infrastructure to benefit entire communities in rural Honduras. On the brigade, students will learn about the necessity of the project, the justifications for the structure\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s design, and a variety of local construction techniques. Depending on what point during the construction process they make their brigade, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of construction processes, from foundation work to wood framing to detailing, and everything in between. Volunteers do not need prior building expertise for the brigade, as they will be working alongside skilled masons who will guide students on proper building practices and safety precautions during building, while also educating volunteers of the use of local materials. In addition to the construction aspects of the brigade, volunteers will be given the chance to create and host an interactive education lesson for members of the local community. The ages and demographics of the audience may vary, and the education topics cover basic concepts of architecture and design. Combining the efforts of both the construction and educational aspects of the brigade, by the end of the week, volunteers on the Northwestern Architecture Brigade will be able to see the impact have made in the community!
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December 2012 Northwestern Architecture Brigade
Dec 16, 2012 - Dec 22, 2012

Architecture Brigades volunteers from Northwestern will spend 7 days doing construction on large projects, such as schools and health centers, that will provide health and education infrastructure to benefit entire communities in rural Honduras. On the brigade, students will learn about the necessity of the project, the justifications for the structure\\\\\\\'s design, and a variety of local construction techniques. Depending on what point during the construction process they make their brigade, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of construction processes, from foundation work to wood framing to detailing, and everything in between. Volunteers do not need prior building expertise for the brigade, as they will be working alongside skilled masons who will guide students on proper building practices and safety precautions during building, while also educating volunteers of the use of local materials. In addition to the construction aspects of the brigade, volunteers will be given the chance to create and host an interactive education lesson for members of the local community. The ages and demographics of the audience may vary, and the education topics cover basic concepts of architecture and design. Combining the efforts of both the construction and educational aspects of the brigade, by the end of the week volunteers on the Northwestern Architecture Brigade will be able to see the impact have made in the community!
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March 2012 Northwestern Architecture Brigade
Mar 17, 2012 - Mar 25, 2012

Architecture Brigade volunteers design sustainable architecture projects, and construct them during a 7 day Architecture Brigade in Honduras. Once a university chapter expresses interest, they will be provided with a briefing on ongoing construction projects and upcoming design contests. Chapters that participate in the design contest to provide architectural solutions to a problem faced within the community will have a limited time to submit their design, competing against and possibly working with other university chapters. The local community in Honduras then selects the design(s) that best fits their needs. The construction of the project is then completed by all Architecture Brigade chapters, whether or not they participated in the designing. Student volunteers can get involved with an upcoming Architecture Brigade by joining a local student chapter on their college campus, or creating a new chapter and recruiting a group of students.
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December 2010 Northwestern Architecture Brigades
Dec 11, 2010 - Dec 18, 2010

Architecture Brigades concentrates on the design and construction of structures and spaces that augment the efforts of other Global Brigades disciplines in Honduras. Instead of taking on a variety of small-scale buildings (individual houses, storage spaces, cabins, etc.) GAB focuses on large projects (schools, health centers, meeting spaces, recreation areas, community housing solutions) that benefit entire communities. Focusing several University clubs on each project of this type allows GAB to maximize mental design input, project funding, and construction man-power, maximizing the potential for success of each project.
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