the A.I.D. team

Architecture In Development (A.I.D.) is a completely volunteer-run organization, operated by our team members who balance working or studying next to their involvement in A.I.D.. Find out who are our current and past A.I.D. team members:

/// guest editors ///

Amy Hetletvedt

is a licensed architect, preservationist, and writer. Her career has focused on adaptive re-use and community development work in under-resourced communities. She is often involved in the early planning phases of a project, providing assistance in master-planning, feasibility studies, and historical research.




Lohita Turlapati

is interested in understanding how context-driven design can define how communities live and interact with one another.



 Katja Majcen

is currently pursuing a Master degree in Sustainable Territorial Development, an interdisciplinary course in development economics, spatial planning, social psychology, impact evaluation etc.


/// founding members ///


Rob Breed   

Rob Breed 

is our visionary guy interested in how contemporary communication techniques can contribute to a more interdisciplinary architectural practice that seeks to strengthen the relationship between building and community.


 Changfang Luo

Changfang Luo

is a researcher, designer, curator and creative director interested in a more socially engaged, human centered development of media, urban issues, architecture & design disciplines.



/// ambassadors ///



Imke van Leuken

is an architect with a strong fascination for humanitarian architecture. She believes that successful development projects are nog about putting a building in a community, but about building the community.


Alessandro Battiston

is passionate about applied anthropology and believes that, when people build communities together, they fully express the human potential for peace and collaboration.




Federica Garofalo

is a very eclectic and dynamic person believing in sharing, cooperation and coordination. Freshly graduated from TU Delft.




Felicity Cain

is a passionate person motivated by design and discussion of architecture that has a sense of place. Her goal is to be involved in projects that connect people to place and environment. Currently pursusing Masters of Architecture in the University of Sydney.



GianLuca Stasi

is one of our dedicated members that believes in hands-on work, participatory processes and multi-disciplinary collaboration.


Monica Velasco

Monica Velasco

is an urbanist, planner and enthusiast motivated by the idea to share/shape local knowledge of developing countries.




Jessica Spadacini

is a strategy and business development consultant and sustainable business enthusiast. She is the person that helps us to communicate strategically to develop international partnerships.



Jeroen Vader

is a web guru and our programmer. He is the person that turned our ideas into a real website.



Robert Didier

is a SEO specialist and is helping us to improve our online search result.



Arub Saqib

is our past content editor who currently studies at UCL (Bartlett). Interested in self build, reuse, public realm and good architecture that increases life expectancy.


On Wheels Project

are our past ambassadors, consists of four graduated students in architecture and business engineering from Belgium willing to open up to new horizons before entering the professional world. They have been biking through various continents and countries to research about sustainable architecture.




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