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Architects organize to provide pro-bono services to those affected by Australian bushfires

As fires continue to rage across Australia and burning more than 15 million acres, Architects Assist is providing free services to those affected.

Architects Assist will connect those affected by the recent fires with suitable members of their volunteer network to provide design services pro-bono. (Peter Parks)
Architects Assist will connect those affected by the recent fires with suitable members of their volunteer network to provide design services pro-bono. (Peter Parks)

By Shane Reiner-Roth

The New South Wales bushfires that have been ravaging parts of Australia since September 2019 have inspired a group of local architects to provide disaster relief in a manner fitting of their profession, free of charge. There are currently over 200 registered architects and over 400 architecture students volunteering to represent Architects Assist (AA), a nonprofit organization that, according to their website, is dedicating their resources and collective expertise to “to enable those affected by the present and future disasters to rebuild their lives, either by themselves or with help from the community, at once or in stages, with minimum amount of money.”

The nonprofit will respond to inquiries on their website by connecting those affected with members of the design team to determine how best they can help. In most cases, its members will plan and design structures to replace what individuals, small business and communities have lost to the fires.

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