May 19: Ape Action Africa Fundraiser Hosted by Spacesmith

As part of its ongoing support for social and environmental issues, Spacesmith is hosting a fundraiser breakfast and presentation by Ape Action Africa, one of the largest rescue and rehabilitation facilities for orphaned chimpanzees, gorillas, and monkeys in the world.

Taking place on May 19th, center director Rachel Hogan will share stories of some of the primates she rescued as well as the many challenges she faced over the past 15 years at Mefou Sanctuary in Cameroon, according to the the acclaimed architecture and design firm, Spacesmith.

A short documentary titled “How One Orphaned Gorilla Inspired Her to Save Hundreds More” was recently shot by a National Geographic film crew. The piece showcases Hogan’s work at the sanctuary, which currently cares for nearly 300 primates.

Who: Spacesmith Architecture and Design Firm

What: Ape Action Africa breakfast with Rachel Hogan

When: May 19th, 2017 from 7:30-9:00 am

Where: 1 New York Plaza, Suite 4200, New York, NY

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About Spacesmith

Spacesmith is a full-service architecture, interior design and consulting firm specializing in renovations, adaptive reuse and new buildings for both private and public sector clients. Spacesmith is a team of highly skilled architects, designers, space planners and project managers. Spacesmith has worked on a wide range of acclaimed building projects, including the U.S. Mexico City Embassy, the Staten Island Family Justice Center, and MTV Networks. More at

About Ape Action Africa

Originally called the Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund, this organization was founded in 1996 as a way to improve living conditions for primates housed at Mvog Betsi Zoo in Yaounde, Cameroon. However, it has since expanded its mission to provide sanctuary for wild orphans of the illegal bushmeat and pet trades in Cameroon. At the sanctuary, orphans are provided with veterinary care and nourishment in a safe facility until they are healthy enough to be released into the wild. For more information visit