12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (EDT)


  • The World Bank Headquarters
  • 1818 H Street NW
  • Washington D.C.
  • Washington D.C.

Join fellow GSD alumni and friends in celebrating the winners of the Resilient Homes Design Challenge. Organized by the World Bank in partnership with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, UN Habitat and Build Academy, the competition provides a great framework to facilitate disaster resilient designs for the world’s most vulnerable populations. With over 3,200 participants, the competition drew entries from all over the world. Click here to learn more about the challenge.

This event is an opportunity to gather with fellow GSD alumni to view the exhibit at the World Bank and learn about the competition finalists from the nine winners and three special mentions from around the world.

Several GSD alumni were involved with the Challenge. Head of Jury was GSD Alumni Council member Sameh Wahba MUP ’97, PhD ’02, KSGEE ’13, who serves as the Director for Urban Territorial Development and Disaster Risk Management for the World Bank Group. Pablo Allard MAUD ’99, DDes ’03, the Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies at the GSD, was also a member of the Jury. Additionally, Ivan Shumkov MArch ’08 is CEO and Founder of Build Academy. Finally, GSD Alumni Coucil member Jaya Kader MArch ’88, founder and principal of KZ architecture, and her team at KZ architecture were named a winner.


Questions? Contact Jaya Kader at [email protected].

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