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about us

At the core of this mission is a belief in the importance of research and craft in the design process and the value of sharing of that knowledge and experience with others. Founded in 2008, GA Collaborative is a non-profit collaborative group of designers, practitioners, and educators with expertise in architectural design, landscape design, industrial design, and the visual arts. We have been involved with projects in Albania, Bangladesh, Burundi, Haiti, Rwanda, Sudan, and the U.S. that range in scale, program, and complexity with this mission in mind.

 

We work with partners on projects that can have an intelligent and sustained impact on communities, and the individuals most in need of productive spaces and design foresight. To this end, we work with communities and organizations to find appropriate funding, develop design methodologies, and create strategies for sustainable growth.Our organization focuses on three areas of social impact: research, design, and education.

 

 

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Community Engagement

 

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We work with partners on projects that can have an intelligent and sustained impact on communities, and the individuals most in need of productive spaces and design foresight. To this end, we work with communities and organizations to find appropriate funding, develop design methodologies, and create strategies for sustainable growth.

Our organization focuses on three areas of social impact: research, design, and education.


 

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Education & Training

 
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Education & Training

As a non-profit we work to ensure that we do not create relationships of dependence.  independence for communities. That is why we go beyond a passive design process - we work with communities and project partners to develop methods, techniques and best practices which can be shared with everyone involved. We prioritize education and training in many ways. We work with and employing university students on area projects. We work with community leaders on how to organize construction cooperatives. We learn from and incorporate local construction practices. And, we work with area artisans to contribute their skills and knowledge to design and construction projects.

 

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We employee and train local residence and under-employed community members to ...


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Design Innovation

 

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have an intelligent and sustained impact on communities, and the individuals most in need of productive spaces and design foresight. To this end, we work with communities and organizations to find appropriate funding, develop design methodologies, and create strategies for sustainable growth.

Our organization focuses on three areas of social impact: research, design, and education.

 
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Sustainablity

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