I was employed by All Hands Volunteers to design and plan the construction of a secondary school in response to the floods and landslides that devastated the north of Peru in 2017. The challenge was to construct a permanent school quickly using unskilled labor. Alongside structural engineer Oluwaseun Okusanya, this earthquake- and flood- resistant school was approved by the regional government in August. The building comprises two modules of three and two classrooms, which can be easily replicated. The structure is raised on 36 6”x 6” stilted columns bolted to isolated concrete pads.

The school was completed in October and two more schools were built in neighboring communities. Images from Yapatera school build.  

Yapatera School