Efforts by faculty members of the College of Design's School of Architecture to deliver short-term shelter and design for long-term reconstruction to victims of the Haitian earthquake are profiled by Mark Anderson, writing for Finance & Commerce. Architecture faculty members John Comazzi, Leslie Van Duzer, and Ozayr Saloojee were invited into the project by Daniel Wordsworth, executive director of the American Refugee Committee, a Minneapolis-based provider of first-round disaster relief.
John Carmody (Center for Sustainable Building Research) travels to Haiti this week to continue the work. Carmody and Saloojee will present a project status report on October 13, 2010. Next semester, Comazzi will teach a seminar on Haiti and redevelopment tools. "The outcome will be a "field guide" to be sent along with another faculty colleague, John Lutz, and a team of students who will spend the second half of semester in Haiti," Anderson writes.