KARUCO Site Visit
"I have never been presented with a site like this!" says MSAADA Architects Founder and Director, Poul Bertelsen. With a 35-year history of building over 750 projects in developing countries, that is quite a statement! The panorama over the 1,000 acres at KARUCO is breath-taking. Poul and his team are highly motivated to get the Landmark Tower constructed in 2015 so that many can enjoy the vista even more.
MSAADA has been instrumental in designing the KARUCO campus site plan, construction documents for classrooms, science labs, administration, the library and media center, toilets, barns, staff housing dormitories and dining. A variety of supporters are involved with various aspects of construction including the Tanzanians themselves, Partners in Europe and around the U.S. To date, eight buildings are erected with more on the way.
ETI partners with "the most effective organizations in the world" and MSAADA certainly falls in that category. Competent , upright, hard-working, and caring architects are the norm at MSAADA. In addition, MSAADA has broad experience from which they can apply deep and important cultural understandings. MSAADA is based in Minneapolis and has offices around the world including Mwanza, Tanzania. Poul shared how he continues to make a relevant impact in Haiti, India and Africa (to mention some) in his book Design and Dignity: (Amazon.com). Asante sana MSSADA Architects!