In January 2020 Architects Assist was launched, an initiative that can help if you lost your home or vital community assets due to natural disaster or other adverse circumstances, and have limited or no means to rebuild.
Architects Assist acts as a simple referral service between clients and over 600 registered architects. The initiative connects people with firms willing to help with free or reduced cost services on the design of new homes in bushfire-affected areas, along with over 1500 architecture students and graduates awaiting an opportunity to assist recovery efforts.
Architects Assist encourages built outcomes that are architecturally considered, owner-builder friendly, resilient in natural disasters, built with sustainable materials, compact and spatially efficient, as well as affordable and beautiful.
The initiative has been launched by Jiri Lev of Atelier and the Australian Institute of Architects.
Fire-affected property-owners can register for Architects Assist via www.architectsassist.com.au.