The rooftops of the Science Labs, as well as the new latrines and storage building, have appeared on Google Earth. We’re not sure how often the countryside of Tanzania is flown and updated, but it’s exciting that anyone in the world can monitor the progress of the Milembe School for Girls from afar.
Closer to reality on many levels, the latest progress photos from Jefta Kishosha in the field show how far the project has come. The terrace that links the labs features curved steps that can be used as seating and is surfaced with concrete pavers made on site. Concrete lab benches are finished and hooked up to the plumbing, waiting for the big rainwater storage tank to be lifted onto its foundations. Stools for the lab benches, as well as desks for students and teachers, are being completed at the workshops at the Bujora Museum. With the final windows due to arrive in the next few weeks, classes should start soon.
The rooftops of the Science Labs, as well as the new latrines and storage building, have appeared on Google Earth. We’re not sure how often the countryside of Tanzania is flown and updated, but it’s exciting that anyone in the world can monitor the progress of the Milembe School for Girls from afar. Closer to… Read more »
Front of Lab A, with doors awaiting weaving Photos fresh off the phone from Kishosha in Tanzania this morning show the laboratory buildings and latrines at Milembe School are nearly finished. The first group of windows were trucked from Bujora last week, and are being installed in Laboratory A. Bamboo screens over fiberglass panels in… Read more »
The construction crew started work last month on the first phase of the Milembe Secondary School for Girls in Tanzania. We began planning during a three-month stay there in 2013, and have just returned from three weeks on site, problem-solving with the Africa Schoolhouse construction, management and engineering teams. You can read more on our… Read more »
The Edith Belle Libby Library welcomed patrons to renewed and expanded facilities in Old Orchard Beach on April 28, 2015. Less than two months later, the new multipurpose room hosts community activities morning, noon and night. Children and adults have been mesmerized by the saltwater aquarium that separates the Children’s area from the Circulation Desk,… Read more »
On June 5th, Pamela Hawkes was among about 100 architects, contractors, engineers, and developers invited to participate in a Leadership Summit organized by the Northern New England Committee on the Environment of the American Institute of Architects. Participants from Maine, New Hampshire, Boston and Vermont gathered to develop personal, corporate and regional strategies for implementing… Read more »
We are delighted to share the news that renovation and expansion of the Cambridge Public Library in Massachusetts by William Rawn Associates and Ann Beha Architects has received one of just seven national Honor Awards for Architecture from the American Institute for Architects. While Principal at ABA, Pamela had the pleasure of guiding work on… Read more »
Construction begins this fall on a five-story boutique hotel project on Main Street in Rockland that complements the community’s growing reputation as an art mecca—including the 60-year-old Farnsworth Art Museum and Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Developed by Cabot Lyman of ADZ properties, the 17,000 square foot project will offer guests twenty-six rooms on four… Read more »