The Design Community Works Together to 3D Print PPE’s for Hospital Workers

Galvanized by Alvin Huang, AIA, Founder and Design Principal of Synthesis Design + Architecture and an Associate Professor at the USC School of Architecture, the architectural community in Los Angeles is in the midst of turning 3D printers and other tools into producers of PPEs for doctors, nurses, hospitals and others caring for Angelinos in the midst of a pandemic.

Now, the Mayor is expanding the program to connect it to more hospitals in the area and is directly asking architects, designers, those who work in the built environment to contribute.  Christopher Hawthorne, Hon. AIA|LA, who is running this initiative for the Mayor, is also investigating 3D manufacture of ventilators.

If you’re not already participating Alvin’s program and can contribute, please sign-up take this brief capacity survey on the AIA|LA’s website. And share this email, or url link with colleagues: https://tinyurl.com/COVID19-PPE-Survey.

A a leading architect participating in Alvin’s program has said, “With the virus crisis showing little sign of slowing down, we have the greatest need ever to support the medical professionals and our communities.  I believe architects are in a position to make a difference.” Please help make a difference.

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