Design makes it possible for everyone to dream and build.

The Open Architecture Collaborative is a global learning network to mobilize architects and designers towards greater community good.

In 2017 we will mobilize more designers to support marginalized communities through mentorship matching, professional development courses and chapter incubation. We are grassroots supported and membership driven and need your support to make this happen. We can launch our unique programming with 1000 supportive donors giving within their means. Our detailed plans are here, but your gift of $25 today will bring this vision to life.


We bring together architects, designers, nonprofit organizations, municipalities and local community groups, enabling underserved communities to take ownership of collectively created places.

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Commit to People's Needs. End of Year Message - 2016

Posted by Garrett Jacobs on 1/19/17

In this end of year message from our inaugural executive director, Garrett outlines our accomplishments, challenges and how we need to reconfirm a commitment to people's needs.

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