WASHINGTON — One month after the U.S. Green Building Council
(USGBC) and the American Institute of Architects
(AIA) announced the search for the Architecture for Humanity
(AFH) Sustainable Design Fellow to lead AFH''s sustainable rebuilding efforts in Haiti, Stacey McMahan, AIA, LEED AP, has been appointed to the fellowship, according to a press release.
McMahan will work directly with community members on the ground in Architecture for Humanity''s Rebuilding Center based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the release stated.
According to the release, USGBC, AIA and AFH recognize that this crisis presents an unprecedented opportunity to learn from the reconstruction work and improve disaster responses elsewhere in the world and here in the U.S.
"Faced with urgent needs on the ground, there is always a temptation to do it fast, instead of doing it right. We expect McMahan will help us do both," said Eric Cesal, Regional Program Manager for Architecture for Humanity in Haiti.