From a health clinic in Tanzania to contemporary modern homes, architects in Cincinnati help “build the world,” the title and focus of the latest exhibit at the
Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati’s
gallery space downtown.
In the village of Roche in Tanzania, health care needs seemed overwhelming. Chris Lewis, MD, who founded the NGO Village Life Outreach
, looked to design partners at the University of Cincinnati for ideas. The design team at UC, led by architect and assistant professor Michael Zaretzy, researched, designed and built the Roche Health Center, which opened last spring.
The environmentally conscious design laid the groundwork for continued building and outreach in Tanzania, cementing a partnership that enriches lives and educational opportunities, according to Village Life Outreach Executive Director Richard Elliott.
Other firms and designers with work in the AFC’s latest exhibit include Jose Garcia Design, Kolar Design, A359 Partners in Architecture, FRCH Design Worldwide and SFA Architects.
• Attend the opening reception
. Visit the gallery at 811 Race St., June 26, from 6-8 pm. The exhibit runs through Aug. 16.
• Learn more. Find out the history and the current work of the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati
• Shop the AFC online store
, where you’ll find books and information about Architreks’ tours.
By Elissa Yancey
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