Monday, 27 March 2017


Design a vocational center for rural Ghana, Home-based (online volunteer)

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We are looking to bring together a team of 2 or 3 Online volunteers who have knowledge in the design of vocational schools or able to research how to design a school for the tropical climate. The design team will consist of volunteers from different backgrounds such as architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture and design. The selected candidates will work as a design team with inputs from the Project Director and a teacher from the community.Over a two-month period, the team will be designing a vocational center for construction at Sang, a rural township in the Northern Region of Ghana. We expect that the design team will be able to render the site's masterplan within one month. They will spend the rest of the time creating the construction drawings for the individual buildings that make up the school.

Nka Foundation is a nonprofit organization in the United States that exists to serve underserved communities in rural Ghana and Tanzania through use of the arts and design education. The Online volunteers will help Nka design Sang Arts Village as a residential vocational training center for unemployed rural youths to undergo a 2-year skills development training in the vocational arts and earth architecture. We want the school plan to emphasize sustainable architecture and cost efficient construction. Thus, we want the buildings to fully integrate earth architecture wand passive solar design. We will send a design brief, site photos and our poured earth construction manual to guide your design thinking.

- The volunteer should have professional experience working with 2D or 3D design softwares - Deliverables will include site plan and building plans involving sections and elevations. - If interested in the assignment, please submit a CV (and your design portfolio).

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