Brad Pitt to Make It Right with 150 Affordable, Sustainable Homes

Brad Pitt - Make It Right

UPDATE:: 12/3/2007 Make It Right Project: 13 Designs, 150 Homes

Hot on the heels of Pitt’s latest work in New Orleans comes this new announcement that he and Steve Bing are planning a new 150-home community in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward.  He wants to Make It Right, in a place that gets less and less attention.  So at this point, I would consider Brad Pitt a developer — he has vision and can bring all the different players together to move meaningful projects forward.  Pitt, with an eye towards design, sustainability, and affordability, keeps stacking success upon success.  It’s really interesting to follow.   

Naturally, these homes will be affordable and sustainable, but to get the project going, both Bing and Pitt have pledged $5 million each in matching funds.  If you’re interested, here’s where you can submit donations.  He’s already retained William McDonough + Partners (think: Cradle to Cradle) to lead the sustainable construction process, but look who else is helping out … Pugh + Scarpa Architecture, Morphosis, Shigeru Ban Architects, and Adjaye Architects, to name a few.  Enough said.  I can’t wait to see the renderings. 

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