Duggal Partners with AIANY, Global Dialogues Committee and Haiti Housing Collaborative

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Duggal Partners with AIANY, Global Dialogues Committee and Haiti Housing Collaborative

Duggal Partners With The AIANY, Global Dialogues Committee and Haiti Housing Collaborative, To Provide Presentation Boards For Event Revealing Four Designs For Houses To Be Built In Haiti

On January 12th, 2011 – the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, The American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY) Global Dialogues Committee’s Haiti Housing Collaborative, a diverse group of New York City based Haitian-American and international architects and planners, revealed four housing designs to be built in Haiti, addressing the over one million still homeless.

Haiti Housing ’s Call for Collaboration was announced earlier this year and attracted over 150 registrations and 30 entries. Twelve designs selected as part of this unique collaboration were narrowed down to four with the help of a panel of internationally renowned jurors at the Center for Architecture in Greenwich Village, NYC. The event was open to the public in order to raise visibility and funds for construction (which will create not only houses but jobs for local Haitians).

“Eleven months after the earthquake, approximately 1 million Haitians are still without a home,” said Noushin Ehsan, Chair of the AIANY Global Dialogues Committee. “Even with the large outpouring of humanitarian aid towards Haiti, the transition to reconstruction has been devastatingly slow, and as we approach the one-year anniversary of the tragedy, it is more important than ever for the world to rally in support of still homeless Haitians.”

“We were thrilled by the turn-out at the event,” said Manfred St. Julian, a Haitian-American architect and member of the committee, “In this collaborative effort the architectural community has made great progress with their generous contributions of time, ideas, and designs. Now, we are asking the general public, corporations and institutions to bring the financial resources necessary to turn these final four designs into real homes for the courageous and resilient people of Haiti.”

Duggal generously contributed several large print panels as a corporate sponsor of Haiti Housing Collaborative. “These beautiful prints enabled the attendees to appreciate the hard work of the architects, engineers and designers whose work over the last several months lead to evolutionary plans for this revolutionary idea. We are extremely grateful to Duggal for their generous contribution, not only of the boards, but of their time as the turn-around time was very narrow,” said St. Julian.

“We are honored to have had the opportunity to contribute our services to such an amazing group and are delighted in the outcome thus far,” said Heather Gorman, Marketing Director at Duggal Visual Solutions.  “This is important and exciting work, and Duggal is proud to be a part of this movement.”

Haiti Housing Collaborative is part of the AIANY Global Dialogues Committee and is being assisted by EnviroSynergy, a 100% volunteer-based organization founded in 2003.  EnviroSynergy has engaged in environmental, social, economic, and humanitarian activities linked to the betterment of the human condition.


The Organization’s website: www.haitihousingcommittee.org

Jim Luce in the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-luce/post_1503_b_802457.html

Donnetta Campbell in The Examiner:

(Above) The Final Four Housing Designs

(Above) Noushin Ehsan, Chair of the American Institute of Architects New York