After two decades of building and running Architecture for Humanity, the Department of Small Works began as a creative outlet for writing, building and designing. In 2012 it started supporting social impact designers and helping develop projects. Since then it has grown into a design collaborative in addition to advising non profits and foundations on implementing building solutions in the field.

Currently the team are working on projects in Afghanistan, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Nepal, South Sudan and the United States. Projects range from re-deployable shelters for Syrian refugees to collaborating with electronic artists on a sound therapy lab.

Our first built work will be built in Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan and for the 2015 Expo in Milan, Italy.