Title

Architecture by Moonlight: Rebuilding Haiti, Redrafting a Life

Authors

Paul E. Fallon

Abstract

Paul E. Fallon, an architect from Massachusetts who specializes in healthcare design, gave a presentation on his architectural design experience in Haiti, an earthquake-prone country in Central America, to an audience mostly of WKU students of architecture. The presentation that took place at Barnes & Noble on February 19, 2015 was part of the WKU Libraries’ “Far Away Places” speaker series.

As an architect, Paul had volunteered to design a clinic there for Forward in Health, a non -profit medical group from Gardner, Massachusetts. On his second visit to Haiti, Paul met Len Gengel whose interest in Forward in Health’s work was inspired by his daughter who died in a devastating earthquake, and for whom he wanted to build an orphanage to honor her. Together, they decided to design and build a memorial which would soothe the family’s grief and provide a home for Haiti’s children.

Disciplines

Architectural Engineering | Environmental Design | Social Welfare | Urban, Community and Regional Planning