Be Like Brit Orphanage

Haiti

Market: Health Care

Client

Britney Gengel's Poorest of the Poor Fund, Inc

Completion

2013

Awards

2015 National Recognition Award, American Council of Engineering Companies
2015 Gold Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts
2013 Global Best Projects Winner, Residential/Hospitality, Engineering News-Record

When a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, hundreds of thousands of people were killed and approximately 1.5 million people were initially displaced from their homes.  To serve Haitian children, many of whom were orphaned after the earthquake, the Gengel family of Rutland, Massachusetts established the Be Like Brit orphanage and non-profit organization in memory of their daughter, Britney Gengel.  Britney perished in the earthquake while on a community service trip with her college classmates.