Architecture Sans Frontières-UK is a UK registered charity, concerned with education and training in the development sector.
ASF-UK’s primary objective is to make global agenda issues, in particular those impacting on disadvantaged and vulnerable people, integral to the practice and teaching of architecture.
Using architecture to empower people to shape their own environments
Raise awareness and increase understanding of global development issues amongst practicing architects and built environment professionals in order to have a positive impact on the lives of those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.
Foster change in the culture of architecture, to make it more relevant and meaningful in the context of global development issues.
Integrate understanding of global development issues into the education of architects.
Diversify the skills of architects and built environment professionals to make them better equipped to work effectively with their local partners to improve the lives of vulnerable communities worldwide.
Advance the contribution of architects in the international development arena by encouraging and facilitating their involvement with government, NGO and voluntary organizations working in development and emergency programmes.
Create appropriate and meaningful architectural responses.