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.
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.
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.
Project design features included:
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