Project Location: Sri Lanka
Project Partner: Asiania Education Development (AED)
Project Team: Engineers Without Borders – San Francisco Professional Chapter, Jacky Adelstein, Sam Beadal, Evan Bourquard (Miller/Hull, project co-manager, phase II), Ben Dalton (Miller/Hull, project co-manager, phase II), Joel Egan, Andrew Ellis, Charolotte Essex, Judy Friedman, Nathaniel Harrold, Robert Humble (Robert Humble Architects, project co-manager, phase I), John Koppe, Krista Lutz, Scott Melbourne, Bob Mohr, Jo Moniz, Megan Nedzinski, Geogg Piper, Marianne Pulfer, Jen Reese, Will Scales, Corey Stoerker, Naho Ueda, Francisca Valenzuela, Gail Wong, Megan Zimmerman.
Project Description:The Kalapuwa Sri Project involves the design and documentation of a new orphanage facility located near the city of Colombo in Sri Lanka. The new facility will more than double the capacity of the existing Sumadra Sri Orphanage, itself a major successful local institution located in the same area. Funding for the construction of the project is provided by Asiana Education Development (AED), a non-profit organization based in Sri Lanka with US Offices in Seattle, WA.
The project is divided into two phases: The Phase 1 portion (recently completed) houses approximately 250 boys ranging in age from 2 to 16 years old in clustered residential cabanas. These cabana clusters are arrayed around a large fresh water lagoon that provides numerous recreational and vocational opportunities. The lagoon itself also serves as a primary part of the site’s water management and drinking water reclamation system. Phase I opened in May, 2008.
Phase II will include a diverse set of additional amenities, including a nursery, an infirmary, educational facilities, kitchen and dining facilities, meeting spaces, and guest quarters to be shared between the two orphanages.
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