On April 8th and 9th I volunteered to participate in a marathon, weekend-long charrette alongside close to 50 interior design students and professionals from the A/E industry. Opening with a reception at the Haitian embassy, the weekend was a collaborative effort on the part of the “A New Dawn AYITI” initiative based out of GW University Interior Design Program, along with partners from Project Medishare/University of Miami, Architecture for Humanity, non-profit organizations and local A/E firms.
The goal of the weekend was to produce a model for a new medical clinic and education center in Marmont Haiti where the existing community health care facility was damaged by the 2010 earthquake. One of the sponsors of the weekend, Project Medishare, will actually implement and operate the clinic in Haiti. The product of