Building Green

Cutting Edge Design

From its inception, the Make It Right project relied on the generosity of acclaimed local, national and international architects who donated their cutting-edge designs for single family homes and duplexes. Twenty-one architects have now given their time and talent to make the Make It Right site the largest congregation of smart-design homes created by award-winning different architects working on the same project. Learn more about the architects »

The Greenest Homes in America
Two years ago, the Make It Right site was totally devastated, scattered with remnants of peoples’ home, rows of concrete foundations and porch steps leading to nowhere. The only people living on the site were a few pioneering families in FEMA trailers. Today, the U.S. Green Building Council says Make It Right is building the largest, greenest neighborhood of single family homes in America. We have earned their highest distinction for energy efficiency and sustainability, LEED Platinum, by integrating and aggregating a variety of cutting edge construction materials and techniques. Learn more.
A Unique Laboratory
Beyond building new homes for residents who lost everything in Hurricane Katrina, Make It Right is a unique laboratory for testing and implementing new construction techniques, technologies and materials that will make green, storm resistant homes affordable and broadly available to working families in communities across America. Learn more.

Features

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Landscape Innovations
In addition to providing residents with affordable, comfortable, environmentally-friendly homes, Make It Right is enhancing the neighborhood fabric with performative site-specific residential landscapes. See Our Landscape Innovations
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The Make It Right Playground
Make It Right erected an eco-friendly digital playground located near the first Make It Right homes. Make It Right will donate the playground to a local community group, the Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development. Read More About Our Playground
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Make It Right's Completed Homes
From its inception, the Make It Right project relied on the generosity of acclaimed local, national and international architects who donated their cutting-edge designs for single family homes and duplexes. See Our Completed Homes

Latest Green Blogs

Join Us: Green Building Seminars by Make It Right Staff and Other Experts 04.07.10
Local builders who have questions about green materials, design, installation, ratings systems and overall cost/benefits of green building should join Make It Right and the Louisiana Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council for a series of workshops.
Make It Right Testifies Before Congress 03.11.10
Make It Right Testifies Before Congress. On Wednesday, March 10, Make It Right's executive director Tom Darden and key partner Bill McDonough were invited to give testimony on sustainabile building.
The FLOAT House 10.19.09
This month’s unveiling of the FLOAT house has generated lots of coverage and questions. The house designed and developed by Morphosis architects and graduate students at UCLA’s School of Architecture and Urban Design is the first floating house permitted in the United States and a perfect example of the kind of real world solutions we are working to advance at the Make It Right Foundation.
Rebuilding A Community
Make It Right is part of the broader rebuilding effort in New Orleans. We’re working with the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority and other nonprofits to build the affordable housing, infrastructure and amenities key to bringing families home. Right now, acclaimed architect Frank Gehry who developed a duplex design for Make It Right, is working on another affordable housing project in New Orleans.
Featured Media
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Become A Homeowner
Want to come home to the Lower 9th Ward? Make It Right wants to help you get back to your friends, family and community.
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