Twenty Texas A&M senior architectural design students presented five design concepts for two state-of-the-art hospitals proposed as part of a giant medical complex to be located in an underserved region of Nigeria. The architecture-for-health studio project, including designs for an 800-bed adult specialty hospital and a 400-bed mother/child hospital, was undertaken during the spring 2014 semester in collaboration with HKS Inc., the Dallas-based international architecture firm that is working with Thompson & Grace Investments of Nigeria to develop a world-class 100-acre medical service and research complex to be known as the Thompson & Grace Medical City.
This session will enable attendees to:
Discuss the principles of designing in another culture, including addressing climate and health issues specific to the community.
Describe the principles of international collaboration.
Identify strategies for organizing for an international practice.
Examine the problems, pitfalls, and opportunities in designing for an international practice.