...designing a world of hope
Michael and Carolyn Guardian Trust | Transition Home | Uganda
Kids From The Local Village
Kids From The Local Village
Kids From The Local Village
Existing Site
Existing Site
Existing Site
Existing Site
Existing Site
Existing Site
Test Pit Excavation
Test Pit Excavation
Test Pit Excavation
Test Pit Excavation
Test Pit Excavation
Test Pit Excavation
Discussing Design With The Client
Discussing Design With The Client
Discussing Design With The Client
Initial Site Evaluation
Initial Site Evaluation
Initial Site Evaluation
Dancing With Kids At The Local Church
Dancing With Kids At The Local Church
Dancing With Kids At The Local Church
Dancing With Kids At The Local Church
Dancing With Kids At The Local Church
Dancing With Kids At The Local Church
Young Girl At The Local Church
Young Girl At The Local Church
Young Girl At The Local Church
Young Boy At The Local Church
Young Boy At The Local Church
Young Boy At The Local Church
Part Of The Team
Part Of The Team
Part Of The Team
Team Working
Team Working
Team Working
Team Working
Team Working
Team Working
Concept Design
Concept Design
Concept Design
Local Security Guard
Local Security Guard
Local Security Guard
Ladies On The Team
Ladies On The Team
Ladies On The Team
Gentlemen On The Team
Gentlemen On The Team
Gentlemen On The Team
The Team
The Team
The Team
Team Leaders With The Client
Team Leaders With The Client
Team Leaders With The Client
Presentation To The Client
Presentation To The Client
Presentation To The Client
Proposed Concept Design
Proposed Concept Design
Proposed Concept Design
Local Children
Local Children
Local Children
Part Of The Team On Safari
Part Of The Team On Safari
Part Of The Team On Safari
Part Of The Team On Safari
Part Of The Team On Safari
Part Of The Team On Safari

Emi UK comes alongside a new organisation to design a transition home to house young adults with no family support as they prepare to contribute to the local communities and surrounding areas.

Client

The Michael & Carolyn Guardian Trust began in 2012 for the purpose of establishing a home for children transitioning into adulthood with no known extended family. Michael and Carolyn Enis have been serving in Uganda since 2002 and through this project they wish to create a family ambiance, giving security, encouragement and love to allow for those at the home to explore their full potential in the wider world.

Project

The aim of this project is to develop the 2.5 acre property, purchased by the Michael & Carolyn Guardian Trust, into a transition home for abandoned or orphaned children that have reached adulthood but are not yet ready to enter back into the community. Approximately half of these children have no family or village support and many have physical or mental disabilities that require long-term care into adulthood. The project includes site survey, conceptual masterplan design, building and floorplan design, water supply, storage, and distribution, and wastewater disposal.

Design

Project design features included:

Team

   Name             Discipline               Project Title           Home Base 
   Michael Woods    Architect                Team Leader, EMI Staff  UK        
   Suzanne Cox      Civil Engineer           Team Leader, EMI Staff  USA       
   Christa Lash     Civil Engineer           EMI Staff               USA       
   Michael Day      Electrical Engineer      EMI Staff               UK        
   Hazel Ventura    Architect                EMI Intern              USA       
   Emma Wilson      Interior Design          EMI Intern              USA       
   Jessica Spivey   Civil Engineer           EMI Intern              USA       
   Meaghan Burke    Architect                Project Volunteer       CAN       
   Jim Jose         Architect                Project Volunteer       USA       
   Derek Hanson     Structural Engineer      Project Volunteer       USA        
   Mike Primrose    Structural Engineer      Project Volunteer       UK         
   Abby Kern        Electrical Engineer      Project Volunteer       USA       
   Danielle Bowser  Mechanical Engineer      Project Volunteer       USA       
   Laurence Knoop   Construction Management  Project Volunteer       UK