PHWPA: “Off the Grid? There Was No Grid!” Event

February 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join in for a project review of Sant Lespwa, a recipient of the AIA 2015 National Honor Award for Architecture.  The session will walk through sustainable design aspects resulting in an off the grid project that actively engaged the local community in the design and construction process.

PHWPA-image2-300x225Sant Lespwa, which is Haitian for “Center of Hope”, was commissioned by World Vision and is located in a rural region in Haiti.  The project is a community resource center providing support, education, and skill building opportunities. Careful planning for natural ventilation, daylighting, water collection, sewage treatment, and electricity generation resulted in a completely self-sufficient building in a region where there are no public utilities and limited access to water.  Construction included on-the-job skills training for over 100 residents. The participatory and empathetic process created an uplifting environment that inspires hope.

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