Layearth

Production Barn

Layearth

Type
Humanitarian

Location
Ghana, Afica

Team Member
Jacob Van de Roovaart

Description
LAYEARTH seeks to combine simple construction methods with local building materials to create a rammed earth classroom composed of unique layers. The design promotes a comfortable learning environment through understanding Ghana’s climate and culture. A bamboo layer, or screen, drives the aesthetic of the classroom and helps to not only shade the walls from the sun, but also to define the outdoor space. 


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Floor plan


 

Bwawani School

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Bwawani School

Type
Humanitarian

Location
Dodoma, Tanzania

Team Member
Shana Reiss

www.kids4school.org

Description
Bwawani School in Dodoma was designed by a team from Engineering Ministries International for Kids4School (a non-profit from Northern Ireland).

This project included a phased master plan for a primary, secondary, and vocational school. Dormitories and teacher housing were located on-site as well as a multi-purpose chapel and administration building.

As of 2018, the vocational school and administration building have been constructed. Sewing classes have begin at the vocational school.


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SLO Parks & Rec Kiosks

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SLO Parks & Rec Kiosks

Type
Humanitarian

Location
San Luis Obispo, CA

Team Member
Jacob Van de Roovaart

Description
This project was coordinated closely with the SLO Parks and Recreation Department to develop new trail head kiosk designs as a part of improvements occurring at open spaces across the city of San Luis Obispo. A small single panel kiosk was designed with an integrated bench and is located at many of the smaller trail heads in the city while a 3-panel kiosk is located at the larger trails and open spaces.


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