Getting Back to Basics: Architect Sergio Palleroni has dedicated his career to helping communities in need

To Sergio Palleroni, humanitarian architecture is nothing new. In the 1980s, long before public interest design became fashionable, Palleroni was working on sustainable architecture projects for the World Bank and the United Nations in Nicaragua, Mexico, and Africa. Then, in 1995, while teaching at University of Washington, he co-founded a design-build program called the BaSiC Initiative (BaSiC stands for Building Sustainable Communities). Slide Show Photo courtesy BaSiC Initiative Students worked with community members in the Los Piletones district on a variety of projects: designing a master plan, redesigning a library space, creating lighting fixtures for a soup kitchen, and creating furniture prototypes. ----- Advertising ----- Related links Special Report: Building for Social Change Humanitarian Design: The New Frontier in Education Now based at Portland State Univers...

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