Make It Right Foundation
New Orleans, LA
Non-profit community re-build / sustainable design lab / world-class team
Make It Right Foundation transforming New Orleans Lower 9th Ward from a disaster area devoid of its residents, to what the USGBC calls “the largest, greenest neighborhood of single family homes in America,” working with its original homeowners to rebuild their community and their lives.
- Brad Pitt launches MIR Foundation to build 150 affordable, sustainable homes in Lower 9th Ward
- 21 leading architects from around the world volunteer designs for residents to choose from.
- Architect team includes: BNIM, Billes, Gehry, Kieran Timberlake, Morphosis, Waggonner & Ball, Shigeru Ban, and William McDonough + Partners.
- Homes are LEED Platinum and ANSI Gold, plus Cradle To Cradle certified
- Features include storm-resistant materials and details, and occupant survivability considerations.
- Program serves as living laboratory for innovations in design, product development, and affordable construction techniques for sustainable homes.