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Architecture for Tibet ...

... is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Tibetans living in exile in impoverished regions of Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India. We create places of well-being and self-improvement, from which Tibetan values of compassion, patience and generosity can strengthen and spread.
We are focused on the well-being and education of Tibetan children. Towards that end, we create sound environments for these children to learn in, so they can go out into the world with real hope of Tibet's cultural continuation.  
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”The Office of Tibet would like to express our appreciation to the impressive building project that Architecture for Tibet is creating for the Manjushree Orphanage and Free School in Tawang, India.”

--Lobsang Nyandak
Representative of His Holiness the Dalai LamaTibet_House_lg.html

"We would like to express our deepest appreciation to the efforts that John Ullman and his team of Architecture For Tibet are dedicating with great commitment to carry on architectural and development projects in various needy Tibetan exiled communities in Nepal and India."

--Matthieu Ricard 
(author of "Happiness")Karuna_lg.html

"This is a part of the world which has been in the news a great deal, as of late, with conflicts of politics. What gets lost is a small girl carrying books which probably weigh more than she does, going to school which has virtually no educational amenities. Education, after all, is the one and only key to leave the room of poverty behind. That is why architecture -- and the building of an orphanage and a school is so important ... It provides children with a new view of life out its windows; a new horizon of ambition and a stable and safe world to grow ... "

-- Daniel Libeskind 
(visionary Architect)

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Our Current Project:

Architecture for Tibet's current project is an Academic Center for the Manjushree Orphanage in Tawang, Arucnachal Pradesh, in the high Himalaya of Northeast India. The new, light-filled Academic Center will replace the present schoolhouse, which is falling apart and not large enough to accommodate the number of children. Read More …

Our Organization:

Architecture for Tibet has been founded by the Architectural Designer John Ullman of NYC and is composed of concerned professionals from the fields of architecture, engineering and education from around the world who are bound together by the common will to improve the built learning environ in Tawang, Arucnachal Pradesh. Read More …