Hope For Architecture is a building initiative that seeks to develop affordable, multi-century structures. Focusing on both construction and education, HFA provides both clients and students alike the ability to better their built environment. Orthodox Masonry is a proud member of HFA. Below is a brief introduction to the initiative and its key members:
We are developing an alternative way to build and proving an idea: That traditional, structural masonry applied in a pre-WWII, utilitarian manner, provides a practical remedy for a host of contemporary building challenges: sustainability, rising energy costs, and housing affordability.
Call it an experiment—an attempt to subvert our disposable culture with acts of permanence. The HFA model couples old technologies with new systems of building to establish faux-free, energy efficient expressions of our built environment with millennial potential. We’ve adopted the long-view in regard to the future. We are convicted by what this means for Architecture, conservation, and our identity as a people. This site explores an evolving process, detailing our triumphs and pitfalls along the way. Learn, as we learn, through a candid narrative explaining what we are doing, and why we are doing it. You may even pick up ideas of your own to take forward. This is our hope.