Arcade Northwest Issue 34.3, just published an article about our orphanage, clinic, and administrative center under construction in Haiti. Thomas Knittel, Design Partner at McLennan Design, shares the story behind how the design came to fruition based on an approach that prioritized the principles of passive design, research into local culture and context, and borrowed inspiration from nature to inform the projects development.

The new building for the Foundation Enfant Jesus hopes to become a safe, nurturing place for the youngest and most vulnerable infants as well as a resilient refuge from climate change and inspiration for future projects. The William Jefferson Clinton Children’s Center is under construction now and wholly funded through donations and pro-bono work.

To read the article click here:  Arcade Northwest // Resilient Design: Modeling Architecture’s Future in the Face of Climate Change

For more about the project, click here: Haiti Orphanage