Inaugurated at Georgia Tech in 2012, this program is conducted in conjunction with the School of Architecture at RWTH Aachen, Germany and attracts both European and American students, who work together in Africa during the summer to build much-needed public structures for underserved communities. To date, Georgia Tech students have participated in the design and construction of the Guga S’Thebe Children’s Theater, part of a cultural center in a black township in Cape Town, South Africa. In the process of design and development, students gain an appreciation for low-cost architecture, material innovation, and structural efficiency, and in designing for ease of construction. Coming work will take place in Ghana, in West Africa.
Contact the Program Coodinator, Professor Daniel Baerlecken: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Website: http://www.ddb-sa.com/