Update: on February 26th 2015, Architecture for Humanity released a statement officially announcing their bankruptcy proceedings. View the full statement at the end of this article. As reported by SFGate, on January 1st Architecture for Humanity laid off all staff and closed its Head Office in San Francisco. Although there has been no official statement from the organization, the news has been widely circulated, with Architecture for Humanity founders Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr issuing a statement saying that they are "deeply saddened" by the news, and urging the organization's other chapters around the world "to continue their much needed work." Architecture for Humanity was founded in 1999 by Sinclair and Stohr, focusing on working with communities in need such as those affected by national disasters. Over 15 years, the organization grew to have more than 60 chapters outside San Francisco. In September of 2013, Stohr and Sinclair stepped down as leaders of Architecture for Humanity's leaders, later appointing Eric Cesal as the new Executive Director.
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