Architecture for Humanity–Chicago


We believe in socially responsible design for our communities, nonprofit organizations, families, and individuals in Chicago. We believe in activism in our neighborhoods working collaboratively with community partners developing relationships with those that we serve by fostering a shared passion for clean, healthy, and sustainable spaces. We believe that design matters, people matter, and we should DESIGN LIKE WE GIVE A DAMN.
P.O. Box 1192 Chicago, IL 60690


A Network—AFHC provides a great environment to work alongside like-minded construction industry, non-profit and design professionals who all “Design Like They Give a Damn.”

Continued Professional Development—when you are a paid member and work on a project team or as a project leader, you can submit your volunteer hours for IDP credit! See Tom Veed,

Experience—Experience gained through Architecture for Humanity Chicago will equip you with a diverse range of skills suitable for a range of roles in the construction, architecture, design, non profit & development industries. Our board of directors and project teams will endeavour to help you find the right role to complement your existing skills.

A Way to Give Back—AFHC provides an opportunity for you to give back to communities and causes throughout Chicago and beyond.


You may have heard, Architecture for Humanity HQ, the international non-profit and our former parent organization, has declared bankruptcy. Over the past months, Architecture for Humanity Chapter Congress, chapter leadership from around the world has been developing a new coalition to carry on Architecture for Humanity’s mission of public interest design. For additional information on our efforts, please find our working website here:

While there will be changes, Architecture for Humanity–Chicago remains one of the strongest and most active chapter design collaboratives in the country. Ongoing projects will continue without interruption and we are planning for more new projects to come. The board of directors is committed to forging a new future, but we remain committed to making good design available to everyone. Our mission remains the same, to work with communities to create sustainable, innovative, and socially responsive design. Interested in being part of the future, lets us know and get on board.