This article discusses several key principles for foreign architects doing work overseas in the global workplace. The article uses the Kenya Women and Children’s Wellness Centre as a case study in the development of techniques for the appropriate design process in Kenya. Although targeted specifically to Nairobi (Kenya), the information gathered and the processes established work effectively throughout the developing world. The areas of focus include social and cultural considerations, local environmental considerations and local construction practices. Specifically, the article targets techniques in the developing world due to less robust infrastructure and construction methodologies. The article also contends that the process of design in the developing world requires further consideration of local social issues than in the westernized world.
This article originally appeared in Vol 03.01 of the Perkins+Will Research Journal. CLICK HERE to see the whole article.