Our Mission

To improve global living conditions through architecture and construction

Shelter Global is an interdisciplinary not-for-profit organization focused on providing safe, clean living conditions for everyone. Inadequate shelter has a direct connection to the cycle of poverty and can have a major effect on ones health, safety and prosperity. Our goal is to spread awareness about the large percentage of the world’s population living in these conditions. Spreading this awareness will give rise to new ideas on how to solve the world’s shelter crisis.



This is where change begins. We need to come together as architects, designers, engineers, educators, thinkers and human beings to eradicate poverty once and for all. Let’s look for solutions instead of placing blame. We have started to do this through the annual Dencity Competition.


Not everyone knows about the shelter crisis, or if they do, they might not know how big of a problem it actually is. We’ve already started this process by partnering with some of the most popular media outlets in the world. So far the response has been overwhelming.


This is where real progress begins. By collecting ideas and raising awareness, we can begin to formulate a plan of action. Our goal is to start working in informal settlements with our studio and volunteers in the very near future. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us.