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We are a group of experienced architects from the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and India who are committed to engaging practitioners, policy-makers, and the public, in a collaborative dialogue

We are a non-profit design organization with a mission to enhance the built environment of disadvantaged communities through innovative architecture and design. AFS was incorporated in September of 2015, but its key members have been practicing architecture for an average of 20 years. As a group of experienced architects from the U.S.A., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and India, we are invested in design education, research, and practice with extensive experience in a wide range of project types.


Adam Whipple - Chief Executive Director

Chicago, USA

Amro Sallam - Chief Operations Director

Minneapolis, USA


Yousef Oqleh - Board Chair

Dubai, UAE

Mourad Bendjennet - Board Member

Montreal, Canada

Stephan Wedrich - Board Member

Basel, Switzerland

Dan Clark - Board Member

Minneapolis, USA

Dr. Altaf Engineer - Advisory Board

Phoenix, USA

Sonal Mithal - Art and Heritage Director

Surat, India

Dr. Steve Mellema - Advisory Board

St. Peter, USA