Haiti Hurricane Rebuild Project

The College of Architecture and Design is raising $5,000 to purchase new building materials, which along with salvaged materials from the damaged structure, will be used to rebuild a roofing system in Haiti.

On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti as a Category 4 storm. Matthew blew ashore near a village called Fond-des-Blancs, and it is with that little community that the College of Architecture and Design has a deep connection and now is seeking support through the Haiti Hurricane Rebuild Project.

For the past six years, Professor John McRae in the School of Architecture has led the Haiti Studio where students have designed a school, medical facility, housing and other structures that were built in Fond-des-Blancs. One of the structures, a roofing system covering seating at the school’s sports fields, suffered significant damage during the hurricane when it was ripped off its supports. The roof was built to provide relief from the relentless Haitian sun for students and families in Fond-des-Blancs.

By donating to this project, you can help UT faculty and students rebuild the roof at Fond-des-Blancs sports fields.