Architecture for Humanity closes office, plans to file for bankruptcy

The organization struggled to raise funding after its novelty wore off.

January 19, 2015 |
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After more than 15 years of work, the nonprofit design group Architecture for Humanity has closed its San Francisco office and plans to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, The New York Times reported.

As of Jan. 1, all of its roughly 30-employee staff was laid off. An official announcement is yet to be made.

Throughout its existence the organization has provided humanitarian design services for conflict areas all over the world, from Kosovo to Haiti.

At its height, the organization had more than 60 chapters, and received a National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for bringing “sustainable architecture to global communities in need,” The San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Read the New York Times report.

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