Nonprofit uses BIM to design facilities that meet energy and health needs in frontier markets.
Is Cuba the Next Emerging Market for American Architects? U.S. firms might be enticed by the unpolished jewel of Havana and the endless beaches, but the embargo is just the first obstacle.
Since 2008, the Gateway program has served nearly 1,500 students and nearly 150 different local nonprofits and neighborhood groups.
The Gould Family Foundation (GFF) is dedicated to reducing neonatal and maternal mortality rates and improving the quality of healthcare available at rural clinics and hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, ECCF has convened nearly 200 local leaders to discuss the unprecedented challenges facing our social sector, and together, explore collaborative and innovative solutions for a stronger Essex County.
Our partner, Proactive Philanthropy, a non-profit based in New Bedford, MA, is interested in using their 2 Million square feet of former warehouse space for social good and impactful innovation space.
What can COVID-19 teach architecture firms about the optimal structure of design teams? The pandemic swiftly affected healthcare systems and providers around the world, creating an emergency situation in which a surge of patients required testing and care.
Forecasters predict an above-average 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, with the possibility of as many as 20 named storms. This alone presents serious challenges for the Caribbean region but is especially dire in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Less than 50% of Childbirths in Uganda occur at a healthcare facility, and although there is a robust tradition of homebirth in Sub-Saharan Africa when complications arise during birth, life-saving resources can be scarce.
At the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, we were checking in with our international partners to offer them support in their facilities’ response to the outbreak.
A group of graduate students in Northeastern’s School of Architecture recently had the opportunity to study resilient infrastructure in one of Haiti’s most historic communities, Arcahaie.
The Boston Architectural College (BAC)’s Gateway Program, which gives architecture students a chance to get real-life experience working on projects out in the community, has been conducting a study of the potential future usage for the Nazzaro Center building.
Studies from high-income settings have demonstrated that emergency department (ED) design is closely related to operational success; however, no standards exist for ED design in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
There is a critical need for urban resiliency planning to protect communities in Haiti and others in the Caribbean’s Small Island Developing States (SIDS) from severe exposure to natural disasters and the impacts of climate change.
The subject of careers in engineering for global development is a popular one with E4C members. So, we’re exploring the topic in a multi-part series on careers at the intersection of technology, design and social innovation.
Health care outcomes vary widely across geographies. This disparity is even more acute in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), and is tightly correlated to access to health care infrastructure that can facilitate the delivery of care.
Design has the power to improve the world. Open Architecture Collaborative Boston serves communities in need by producing architectural and design solutions to global, social and humanitarian crises.
Designer Abby Gordon spent 30 days studying Cuba’s unique architecture, experiencing firsthand the strong link between culture and the built environment.
For 30 days in the summer of 2015 architectural designer Abby Gordon traversed the island of Cuba as Shepley Bulfinch’s 2015 Howe Traveling Fellow.
Boston-based architecture firm Shepley Bulfinch and the Boston Society of Architects’ BSA Space have launched an exhibit of photos by Shepley Bulfinch architectural designer Abby Gordon called Road to Revolution: A 30-Day Journey Across Cuba.
African cities are growing at a phenomenal pace fueled by a growing middle-income population, rapid urbanization, and improving political stability across the continent. Some 40 percent (400 million) of the African population now live in cities and this is expected to grow to 57 percent by the year 2020.