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Impact driven approach to design and construction in Africa

Discover MASS Design Group's approach to innovative architectural and engineering design in the context of Rwanda and East Africa.

The speakers 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 also examines local material research such as earth construction, burnt brick alternatives, and sustainable timber construction.


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.

Rosie Goldrick 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.

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