"What can we do?"
Provide a platform for discussing alternative roles for architects within the community and to raise the awareness for community and developmental projects in poor areas.
Act with responsibility towards others.
Undertake projects with a commitment to the communities involved.
Engage with local people to build trust.
Offer good design to everyone.
Work with a human approach, engaging with local people to understand their needs.
Understand and design for daily activities by researching local conditions.
Check cost estimations and drawings from local design institute to make sure design is to standard and in reasonable cost.
Monitor the construction process, including cost variations, minimizing delays and keeping donors updated on the project.
Frequent site visits to ensure good construction quality and progress.
Collaborate with different parties involved in the construction process to set up better professional standards and team spirit.
Build up good relations to with clients, charities, government and locals to enable a successful project.
Form local partnerships to ensure long-term commitment and sustainability of projects.
Sustainable design: recycle and reuse of materials and care about environmental impact of the project.
Cultural awareness: incorporate traditional wisdom with new ideas to make the locals value their own culture.
Work with charities and organizations to incorporate 'software' programs to enable follow-up of project.