MASS Design Group's Impact Driven Approach to Design & Construction in Africa: Technical Lecture Series

This lecture will discuss MASS's approach to innovative architectural and engineering design in the context of Rwanda and East Africa. Case studies will demonstrate how they are trying to develop a higher quality built environment in resource-limited settings through collaborating with government agencies, suppliers, clients, contractors and designers. The lecture will also look into local material research such as earth construction, burnt brick alternatives and sustainable timber construction.

About the speakers

Kelly Doran joined MASS in 2014 to lead the Kigali Office. As an architect, urban designer and educator, Kelly brings his extensive experience working across Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa to the team in Rwanda. As MASS’s East Africa Programs Director, he oversees the design and implementation of MASS’s projects across the region. In the past year he has managed the Rwanda Ministry of Health’s Typical Hospital Plans, the award-winning Munini District Hospital, the new Head Quarters for One Acre Fund, and a masterplan for the African Rural University.

Rosie Goldrick MICE joined MASS in the Kigali office in September 2016 as a structural engineer through Engineers Without Borders having previously worked on projects across India, Qatar and the UK. She now leads the growing engineering team in the design and implementation of projects throughout East Africa. Over the last year Rosie has led the structural design of the African Rural University library in Uganda, the new headquarters for One Acre Fund in Kenya and two primary schools in Rwanda.

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This lecture will be livestreamed from 18:00 GMT. To view use the registration button, selecting registration type 'watch online'.

Unable to watch live? The lecture will be added to the Institution’s YouTube channel after the event.

The Technical Lecture Series is supported by Trimble.

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17:30 for 18:00

Free To Attend

The Institution of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, UK

Kelly Doran & Rosie Goldrick

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