JI was born from a vision to connect university students with real humanitarian projects.

And we are just getting started.

Every year, tens of thousands of students will graduate with architecture, engineering and construction degrees from universities across the country. If these students dedicated university studio hours to humanitarian design projects, millions of hours would be dedicated to designing solutions to the greatest challenges facing our world.

By partnering student designers and professionals with local and global humanitarian organizations, JI provides sustainable design and construction methods to communities who need it most. We invest in the next generation of socially minded architects, engineers, and construction managers by addressing and anticipating the ecological, economic and social issues shaping the built environment today and tomorrow.

Because if we want a better world, we have to build one.

JI Model

By the numbers 

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“These young professionals are THE NEXT GENERATION OF WORLD CHANGERS. The Journeyman International model is innovative and business savvy. The US Green Build Council will continue to support and sponsor this effort.”

-Rick Fedrizzi, President US Green Building Council

 Where we are working


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Current projects and sponsors

Bali Library, designed by JI Alumn Nicole Thompson

Morocco primary school, designed by ismail elkasmi, sponsorship available

India Wetland Rehab, designed by Keilan Meertens and Martha Campos, sponsorship available

Burkina Faso Hospital, construction management by jocelyn kenmotsu, sponsored by som

nepal leadership center, designed by jamie elderkin and Nick Petrarca, sponsored by mithun

India Leadership Center, designed by karin bjorkman and Randy Cordova, sponsored by Ten Over Studio

Jamaica Medical Center, designed by kyle rogers and Isaac Cameron, sponsored by HGA Architects

Guatemala Leadership hub, designed by natalia escobar and Fen Wang, sponsored by integral group

Brazil Vocational Center, Designed by Stephanie Carl and Elliot Gertner, Sponsored by FPB Architects

Rwanda Dairy Education Center, designed by Tola Thomas, Sponsored by RRM Design

tanzania deaf school, designed by vicky arias and Rachel Holden, sponsored by DLM architecture

uganda vocational center, designed by courtney wedel and Jason Angerer, sponsored by bar architects

Ghana Orphanage, Designed by brynn cummings, sponsored by bar architects

El Salvador Orphanage, Designed by Ali Keenan, Sponsored by BAR Architects

Sponsor a Project

JI Design Portfolio

Bobo Dioulasso Tech School

Marantha Hospital

Bobo Dioulasso Agricultural School

Church and Disaster Relief Center

Santiago Agriculture and Water Proposal

The Dorms at Vida Joven

Uganda Business and Training Center

Sunzu Library

These partners make it possible

Contact Us

Address: 1330 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, United States

Phone: 805.952.5469