AWB Newsletter
Fall 2016
Editor: Catherine Paglin 

Shelter in the Storm
When Hurricane Matthew devastated southwestern Haiti on October 4th, schools designed by AWB-Oregon proved a haven in villages fortunate enough to have them, reports buildOn, a nonprofit group that AWB has been working with since 2010. The village of Mulet is one example. As the storm took lives and destroyed houses and crops, 300 residents of this coastal mountain village survived in their recently completed school, built to withstand a Category 4 storm. "After the 2010 earthquake, buildOn asked AWB for help improving their school design and construction methods for seismic resilience. Our school design also accounted for hurricane force winds, which are a much more frequent occurrence in Haiti," says Craig Totten, AWB volunteer and principal at KPFF Consulting Enginers. For a complete account see

AWB design in southwest Haiti, survived Hurricane Matthew
Ecole Nationale de Mulet
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