What We Do

Inadequate housing makes it impossible for people, particularly vulnerable and at-risk communities, to achieve health.

ARCHIVE Global (Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments) is an award-winning international organization that uses housing design as a key preventative strategy in improving health outcomes in vulnerable communities around the world. Through simple, innovative, and cost-effective built environment interventions paired with community health awareness campaigns, our research has proven that these strategies improve the health-outcomes of our beneficiaries.

Learn more about Our Story.

Our Work

Each of our projects focuses on one specific health concern and one specific built intervention to improve the targeted health concern, and encompass research, the design of the built environment, and advocacy. Communities of need exist in both developing and developed countries, and our projects reflect that. Explore all of our Work.

News & Insights

Stay informed with updates, projects, reports, and upcoming events on the ARCHIVE Instagram Feed.

#FlashbackFriday Two years ago ARCHIVE attended the first UN-Habitat General Assembly in Nairobi.

We launched an exhibit on Incremental Housing in collaboration with the UN-Habitat Slum Upgrading Unit in Nairobi and the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme. Through this model, we demonstrated that making simple changes to the home can significantly improve health outcomes.

Our ED, @saritarb also participated in a conversation on “Innovative Approaches to Planning and Health for All” as a panelist where she shared a community-based financial model in Bangladesh that would allow families to pay for the incremental improvement of their housing.

Visit www.healththroughhousing.org/ to access resources, and discover relevant events.

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On the Blog

Find out the latest in health and the built environment on our Blog Feed.

COVID-19 Reminds Us of the Role of Housing in the Fight for Women's Equality

COVID-19 has brought the issue of housing to the forefront as the world was instructed to shelter in place. Unfortunately, the effects of this pandemic have been disproportionately worse for women around the world and has been hard-hitting in key areas like financial stability and economic growth, health and safety, and has hindered progress in […]

Interview with Mario Novas, Director of Hacer Mucho Con Poco

In February, ARCHIVE hosted an exclusive screening of the film Hacer Mucho Con Poco, offering an exciting and inspiring look at a new “architectural movement” coming out of Ecuador. The film focused on how the discipline can be made more accessible through creative uses of local materials and new approaches to funding. Hacer Mucho Con […]

Architecture and Global Health: Demonstrating the Links

The built environment mediates our exposure to the outer world, yet how it does so is rarely discussed- probably because there is little credible evidence in the first place on how exactly actions in the built environment affect health, nutrition, or other spheres of life. How should such a conversation begin? The work that ARCHIVE does in low- […]

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