Archive | May, 2010

ChunSheh Teo

25 May

There is no better person for the inaugural Member Spotlight than Chunsheh Teo, the Architectural Designer at RATIO Architects who started the Indianapolis Chapter of Architecture for Humanity.

Since joining the firm in 2003, Teo has been the project designer on several large unique projects such as the Indiana Convention Center Expansion, the Town of Normal Transportation Center and Ivy Tech Multimodal center to name a few. Native of Malaysia, he is fluent in three dialects of Chinese, English and Bahasa Malaysia. Continue reading

Sponsor — LIGHTsource

22 May

The goal at LIGHTsource — which has delivered expert solutions to highly-visible retail businesses, even stadiums — is to provide the best experience in the lighting and controls industry through unparalleled performance and value that exceeds both customer and manufacturer’s expectations.

AFH Indy held its January meeting at the LIGHTsource Offices, on Castle Park Drive, north of 86th Street and east of Hague Road.

To learn more about LIGHTsource, please visit the company website at http://www.lightsourceindiana.com.

Earth Day in Indiana

18 May

AFH Indy was excited to exhibit at Earth Day Indiana’s 20th festival with our INASLA partners. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day has spread from a grassroots movement to an international launching pad for many issues involving Man’s relationship with the planet.

AFH Indy is expanding public outreach to cultivate support and public involvement with projects, like Park(ing) Day® 2010, which address urban environment quality. Earth Day Indiana provided the opportunity to dispel general misconceptions that architecture, built or landscaped, and the environment have conflicting interests and that projects benefiting humanity cause environmental damage.

The truth is that well-designed architecture can benefit all parts of society while regenerating the ecosphere and exceeding a project’s goals. Click here to view photographs from the event!

Haitian Relief Efforts

15 May

AFH National is working to support the earthquake reconstruction in Port-au-prince, Haiti by raising funds and partnering with AIDG, Barefoot Foundation, Concern Worldwide and other along with various designers to execute a strategic plan of action over several years. AFH primarily works in the reconstruction phase of post disaster situations and will be focused on transitional and permanent housing and community structures.

Our long term reconstruction is a seven-point plan: Continue reading

From The Indy Food Co-op

11 May

AFH Indy’s collaboration with the Indy Food Co-op to develop Pogue’s Run Grocer is a perfect example of helping local communities renew and revitalize, this time in a historical Near Eastside neighborhood through the power of food and good design.

Working with a multi-faceted team of volunteers AFH Indy has assisted the Co-op with interior design concepts, blending the sense of a small close-knit community with the funky, hip and sustainable elements of their urban locale. Pogue’s Run, the first non-profit member-owned grocery in Indianapolis, will fill a gap by celebrating culture and community in providing fresh, tantalizing foods and nutritional guidance in a welcoming environment.

“The AFH architects, working with the Co-op, used creativity to develop a look and feel for the grocery space without recommendations that would have been cost-prohibitive to implement,” said Julie Rhodes. “The co-op is grateful for the contribution of the talented and generous architects of Architecture for Humanity Indianapolis chapter. ”