17% of the world's population are living on less than $1.25 a day. This equates to 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty, today.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and his family" - we're working towards this goal.

From housing to sanitation and infrastructure, our projects address the real needs of the communities we work with. We believe good design improves lives, and should be accessible to all.

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Who cares?

On International Women's Day, 8 March, our Director Jo Ashbridge and Trustee Katie Crepeau were invited to speak about their journeys into social impact design.

The event, as part of the annual lecture series 'Who Cares?' at The Cass, explores humanitarian architecture. The series examines and questions what it is to work in these environments, the motives for doing so and the reality of not for profit practice.

Check out the short video >>