Join other college students and learn a community-centered approach to impacting large communities by designing & building dignified and culturally-influenced homes for resilient families in South Africa.Get Started
Understand the power of architecture and how it hurts or heals
Join a community centered design-build program where your designs will directly impact local families and the community at large.
Join a diverse summer experience and learn first-hand about how communities are built in a locally calibrated architectural context.
Gain real-world experience through designing and building dignified and culturally influenced housing for resilient families.
Work collaboratively with other students and young professionals as you form friendships and connections for an impactful career in architecture.
Join us as we use architecture to begin the process of healing communities.
You'll be part of a team designing & building dignified homes with a small commercial component for families in Durban, South Africa.
You'll see firsthand how your designs impact lives.
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Are you a student who wants to receive college credit or an educator interested in offering this experience to your class?
Join this program as an elective , individual study, as a service project for your institution, or even just for fun.
Build a relationship with a new community
"Designing a home and community in the countryside of South Africa was an experience unlike any other.
...I found people and communities I connected with..."
"For me, this experience of familiarity was what enhanced the purpose-driven design - it felt like we were building for our family - the Mtshalis."
Join leaders in community building & design