Architecture Brigades @

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY

CHAPTER STATS

$78,427

FUNDRAISED

8

BRIGADES

62

VOLUNTEERS

26

CHAPTER MEMBERS

RESOURCES

SPONSORS

Architecture Brigades at UC Berkeley is a discipline of Global Brigades, the world\\\'s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization.  The UC Berkeley 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 designs and constructs socially responsible and sustainable architecture solutions in developing nations. Architecture Brigades has developed a think tank design approach that involves extensive community dialogue and independent research. This collaborative effort results in the creation of efficient, appropriate, and elegant structures to be embraced and utilized by those for whom they were built.
RECENT OR UPCOMING BRIGADES
COVID-19 Program Continuation Fund
May 05, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021

Donate funds toward sustaining programs during COVID-19. Your donations can still make the same impact as a brigade and more.
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University of California Berkeley Public Health Brigade May 2017 Honduras
May 19, 2017 - May 25, 2017

Global Brigades offers 7-day Architecture Brigades throughout the year in Honduras. The Architecture Program strives to improve in-home infrastructure and economic production in Global Brigades’ communities by designing and constructing small scale or in-home projects such as chicken coops, roofs, and additional rooms that will enhance community members’ health, quality-of-life and income. By improving their homes, community members can better prevent disease and maintain a positive mental state. Similarly, families choosing to build infrastructure for economic ventures that can generate more income, which could theoretically be used to independently enhance their living space. These important projects are both designed and built by student volunteers in collaboration with community members on their 7 days trips to Honduras. Students volunteering on Architecture Brigades participate in either infrastructure design or constructions. On the initial Design Brigade, they consult with community members and draft blueprints for the in-home infrastructure or small-scale economic development projects sought by the family. On subsequent Build Brigades, students construct the projects alongside skilled Honduran masons and community members and ultimately create the in-home infrastructure needed to improve health, quality-of-life, and income. Student volunteers teach community members the construction techniques necessary to maintain the projects and ensure that they will continue to serve local families well into the future.
$5,607
of $5,507
100%
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11
volunteers needed

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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University of California Berkeley Architecture Brigade May 2016 Honduras
May 16, 2016 - May 22, 2016

Global Brigades offers 7-day Architecture Brigades throughout the year in Honduras. The Architecture Program strives to improve in-home infrastructure and economic production in Global Brigades’ communities by designing and constructing small scale or in-home projects such as chicken coops, roofs, and additional rooms that will enhance community members’ health, quality-of-life and income. By improving their homes, community members can better prevent disease and maintain a positive mental state. Similarly, families choosing to build infrastructure for economic ventures that can generate more income, which could theoretically be used to independently enhance their living space. These important projects are both designed and built by student volunteers in collaboration with community members on their 7 days trips to Honduras. Students volunteering on Architecture Brigades participate in either infrastructure design or constructions. On the initial Design Brigade, they consult with community members and draft blueprints for the in-home infrastructure or small-scale economic development projects sought by the family. On subsequent Build Brigades, students construct the projects alongside skilled Honduran masons and community members and ultimately create the in-home infrastructure needed to improve health, quality-of-life, and income. Student volunteers teach community members the construction techniques necessary to maintain the projects and ensure that they will continue to serve local families well into the future.
$8,111
of $7,800
100%
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2
volunteers needed

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.
$0
of $0
100%
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University of California Berkeley Architecture Brigade June 2015 Honduras
May 30, 2015 - Jun 05, 2015

Global Brigades offers 7-day Architecture Brigades throughout the year in Honduras. The Architecture Program strives to improve in-home infrastructure and economic production in Global Brigades’ communities by designing and constructing small scale or in-home projects such as chicken coops, roofs, and additional rooms that will enhance community members’ health, quality-of-life and income. By improving their homes, community members can better prevent disease and maintain a positive mental state. Similarly, families choosing to build infrastructure for economic ventures that can generate more income, which could theoretically be used to independently enhance their living space. These important projects are both designed and built by student volunteers in collaboration with community members on their 7 days trips to Honduras. Students volunteering on Architecture Brigades participate in either infrastructure design or constructions. On the initial Design Brigade, they consult with community members and draft blueprints for the in-home infrastructure or small-scale economic development projects sought by the family. On subsequent Build Brigades, students construct the projects alongside skilled Honduran masons and community members and ultimately create the in-home infrastructure needed to improve health, quality-of-life, and income. Student volunteers teach community members the construction techniques necessary to maintain the projects and ensure that they will continue to serve local families well into the future.
$20,770
of $23,600
88%
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0
volunteers needed

UCB Architecture Brigades January 2014 Honduras
Jan 13, 2014 - Jan 19, 2014

Architecture Brigades at UC Berkeley is a discipline of Global Brigades, the world\\\'s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The UC Berkeley 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 designs and constructs socially responsible and sustainable architecture solutions in developing nations. Architecture Brigades has developed a think tank design approach that involves extensive community dialogue and independent research. This collaborative effort results in the creation of efficient, appropriate, and elegant structures to be embraced and utilized by those for whom they were built.
$12,408
of $10,500
100%
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8
volunteers needed

UC Berkeley Architecture Brigade January 2013
Jan 05, 2013 - Jan 11, 2013

Architecture Brigades volunteers from UC Berkeley 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 UC Berkeley Architecture Brigade will be able to see the impact have made in the community!
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16
volunteers needed

UC Berkeley Architecture Brigade August 2012
Aug 13, 2012 - Aug 19, 2012

Architecture Brigades volunteers from UC Berkeley 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 UC Berkeley Architecture Brigade will be able to see the impact have made in the community!
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of $0
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15
volunteers needed

January 2012 Berkeley Architecture Brigade
Jan 08, 2012 - Feb 18, 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.
$19,890
of $17,056
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13
volunteers needed

UC Berkeley Architecture Brigade
Jan 09, 2011 - Jan 15, 2011

not entered
$11,637
of $3,001
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14
volunteers needed

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