SarahW

Project Haiti: Part III

Jeffrey Boyer, a mechanical engineer in HOK’s San Francisco office, describes Project Haiti as a “three-dimensional textbook”. Indeed, our design team hopes that exposing users to the building systems will help them understand the structure’s purpose, maintenance, and importance. Beyond this educational purpose, I think of Project Haiti as a three-dimensional storybook. It is the story of survival and perseverance,…

Project Haiti II

When HOK was asked to partner with the USGBC on Project Haiti, a children’s center in Port au Prince, we decided immediately that the most appropriate approach to the project would require an integrated, multi-disciplinary team. So we assembled architects, landscape architects, lighting architects, sustainable experts as well as structural, mechanical, and plumbing engineers to tackle the many challenges and…

Bienvenue a Haiti!

This October 5, Project Haiti was announced at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre to an audience of 15,000 during the keynote at Greenbuild 2011. HOK is the USGBC’s official design partner for the project, the redesign of an orphanage and children’s center badly damaged in the 2010 earthquake in Port au Prince. The importance of this project was stressed by both…