buildOn Nepal

Architects Without Borders – Oregon is helping to design sustainable schools in rural Nepal through a partnership with buildOn, a non-profit dedicated to bringing education to children in the poorest and most remote communities in the world. AWB-Oregon has worked with buildOn in the past to redesign a prototype school for Haiti, making the new school more structurally sound, better suited to the climate, and a better learning environment for the students. The success of this past project has led to the current work in Nepal. BuildOn has already constructed 101 schools in Nepal and is working with AWB-Oregon to make the next 100 schools even better. AWB-Oregon’s Nepal design consists of three classrooms, consistent with buildOn's program requirements, and will be constructed of reinforced concrete, masonry, steel joist and uPVC roofing. The new schools in Nepal will begin construction in early 2014.