Tag Archives: Habitat for Humanity

Look Inside: Twin Cities Habitat + School of Architecture Net Zero Home

>> Update: January 29, 2014As the family moving into the Net Zero Energy house prepares for life in their new home, KSTP-TV takes a tour with the owner. >> Update: December 20, 2013Last night was the dedication ceremony for the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Net Zero Energy home, designed and built in partnership with School of Architecture students and faculty at the University of Minnesota College of Design. The project was made possible, in part, due to the generous support of everyone who contributed to our Gift of Shelter campaign in November and December 2012.  Sarah Olson and Abdi Mohamed are the homebuyers moving into the Net Zero Energy Home. In it, they will be raising their four-year-old twins,…

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The Gift of Shelter: North Side Net-Zero Design Project

[Update] November 26th through December 7th, 2012, we’re raising $10,000 to support our students involved in this project. Donate today: http://z.umn.edu/shelterhhon.In December 2011, we launched a campaign to raise money for the College of Design’s efforts related to housing projects and work our students are doing with Habitat for Humanity. Because of your generosity, we surpassed our $10,000 goal for the the Gift of Shelter campaign.Thanks to your support, a portion of the funds raised are supporting the North Side Net-Zero design project, a collaboration between the College of Design’s Center for Sustainable Research, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, and Project for Pride in Living.Students in Arch 4150 and Arch 5550 are working closely with community members and program partners to…

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Students Partner with Architecture for Humanity in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

In the spring of 2011, a group of graduate students from the School of Architecture spent eight weeks in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince working with Architecture for Humanity, a nonprofit dedicated to building a more sustainable future through professional design. One of their projects included participation in the development of the master plan for Santo, a community located near the epicenter of the January 2010 earthquake. Amanda Pederson developed a digital system of layering graphic information to help filter data, work previously done by physically overlaying sheets of tracing paper. "Her system is now regularly being used by the Haitian planning firm that facilitates interactions with the community," explained Jim Lutz (Architecture) who led the trip. Lutz also…

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