Global Architecture Brigades seeking design students for community projects in Panama

Global Brigades, a non-profit organization made up of over 60 university campus clubs in North America, is looking for students to participate in a Global Architecture Brigades (G.A.B.) trip to Panama. As a branch of Global Brigades, G.A.B. is a volunteer collective dedicated to the design and construction of architectural projects that respond to the most essential needs of rural and urban communities in developing nations.

G.A.B. is currently looking to bring students to Panama to assist in the design and construction of community-based projects. The University of Illinois at Chicago Global Architecture Brigade (GAB UIC) was the first North American university club to participate in a G.A.B. project when they helped with the design and building of an agritourism cabin for a Panamanian farmer and his family from January to July 2009.

College of Design students interested in starting a G.A.B. club at the University or participating in a trip to Panama should check out the Global Brigades Web site for more information.