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Architecture has the potential to be especially noble work. According to the World Bank, for example, educating all children worldwide will require the construction of 10 million new classrooms in more than 100 countries by 2015. At the same time, millions of existing classrooms are in serious need of repair and refurbishment. I would like to encourage designers and architects to partner with students and teachers to envision the classroom of the future.

Another special interest that I have in this area deals with the way in which buildings are a major source of global demand for energy and materials that produce by-product greenhouse gases (GHG). The raw resource extraction, manufacturing, transportation, construction, usage, and end-of-life stages of building products each generate significant GHG emissions. Slowing the growth rate of GHG emissions and then reversing it is the key to addressing climate change and keeping global average temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

In a rapidly growing urban world, slums and informal settlements provide shelter for a sixth of the planet’s population and unless effective action is taken they are likely to become the most common form of dwelling on earth by 2030. Parallel to this lies another inconvenient truth that architecture as a profession is affecting no more than 5% of what is built every year around the world. I feel strongly that Architecture as a profession needs to re-assume its political content and broaden its field of action, or to eventually accept, as a discipline, its irrelevancy in facing new and inevitable urban challenges.

My service is quite different from other statement writing services on the Internet for several reasons. I am the little guy on the web, not a big business like most of my competitors. You deal directly with me. I answer all of your questions completely free of charge and I am solely responsible for producing a statement that you are very pleased with.

Please note that I attend to my clients in the order in which I have received their payments. 

I help as many Architecture students and architects as I can free of charge, by drafting a model first paragraph on their behalf or making valuable suggestions concerning what they should include in their statement (and what they should not). In many if not most cases, I also offer to finish the document on their behalf. I am limited in how many clients I am able to assist primarily by the fact that I have half custody of my baby boy Davy, every 24 hours he is mine for 24 hours, and he does not let me work unless he is asleep. This is also why it sometimes takes me about three days to finish your statement once you have made your payment.

I very much enjoy working on behalf of architects worldwide and learning about the different ways in which the struggle for progressive architectural ideas unfolds in different parts of the world. For the last several years, as a result of my special concern for Islamic architectural treasures in the Middle East, I have watched with deep chagrin how many of them are being destroyed as a result of political violence for which we all must do our utmost to contribute to the search for a political solution.

I only do my best, taking the time to reflect on your story as well, usually doing some internet research on your behalf. I particularly enjoy working on behalf of those clients whose stated long term goals represent a significant contribution to the progressive enrichment of humanity, particularly with respect to the Developing World, where I live with my only child Davy, and the cause to which I dedicated my life: green, progressive, sustainable building of homes, businesses, and community space.

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The Humanitarian Side of Architecture

In 2011, 42 million people had to abandon their homes due to natural disasters – that’s more than the number of people affected by wars and armed conflicts. But sadly, the number of architects prepared to participate in the rebuilding of the areas destroyed by floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and typhoons is comparatively almost non-existent.

According to Architecture For Humanity, there are many reasons why you’d want to make your work as an architect more humanitarian.

Firstly, getting involved with NGOs or other organizations abroad will provide you with a lot of new opportunities to innovate. The circumstances that lead to humanitarian aid often give rise to some interesting challenges. That innovative spark that you’ve been taming for so many years can finally run free, and improve others’ lives.

Getting bored of the office or studio? Get stuck into a design project that engages local people creatively in your chosen region. Humanitarian work usually also means you’ll get involved with the communities that will use the buildings you designed for them to use regularly and you’ll study their specific, complex needs and participate with them during the process.

It may seem obvious, but humanitarian work will often allow you to gain some valuable international experience. This is great for more mature, experienced architects as well as young architects, offering up a rich array of different cultural, social and political contexts for your resume and making you into a flexible, dynamic, versatile designer.

Feeling like you want to be stretched and gain some new skills? Work with an NGO on humanitarian projects and you could find yourself learning a lot about development, nonprofit finance, program management, teaching and team building, as well as communication, other cultures, languages and ways of life.

The Humanitarian Architecture Research Bureau commented on their website harbureau.org in 2016 that the demand for architects and build environment professionals to work on the design and planning challenges of rebuilding post-disaster sites has never been so urgent. Their current research projects include “Architecture on the Edge Building Sustainable Housing for Vulnerable communities”, “The Evaluation of Shelter Projects in the Asia Pacific Region after Disaster” and the “Building Resilience of Urban Slum Settlements in Dhaka project”. They also publish some excellent books on humanitarian architecture.

Amazon.com boasts a range of books to inspire architects just like you. “Humanitarian Architecture: 15 stories of architects working after disaster”, by Esther Charlesworth, is sure to whet your appetite. It documents and analyzes the role of architects in designing projects using spatial sensibility and integrated problem-solving to humanitarian ends in Australia, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand, Haiti, India, Taiwan and many others.

Whether you fancy assisting governments, working with the UN, International Red Cross or Red Crescent Movement, for NGOs or regional intergovernmental organizations, the options are many and the world is wide open.

Looking to study and prepare yourself for working in this area? The RMIT University in Melbourne is launching a new postgraduate degree. It has a curious name: the Master of Disaster, Design and Development. This course has been honed by key global aid organizations, including the International Federation of the Red Cross and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). Anyone with a background in design, the built environment, as well as other subjects is welcome to apply. The course allows students to amass experience working with organizations like World Vision International and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

Oxford Brookes University offers a part-time, 1-year postgraduate certificate in Humanitarian Action and Conflict beginning in September and January, allowing you to study while you earn and prepare yourself well for an adventure helping some of least privileged people on the planet live a safer, more stable life inside and outside dwellings of your design.

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