While a Pratt, I was part of AIAS organization. As a group of students we came together and designed a proposal for a school in Mali, Africa. We allocated months of researching the local tools, materials, logistics, context, history and other existing structures. We decided on a re-bar roof system that would provide shading and ventilation. We also arranged the classrooms in a manner where students can gather together in the central court yard in-between classes. Designing a school in Africa has been one of my goals. As a result of a civil war in 2012-2013, the project was unfortunately put on hold. However, the process and collaboration with other designers was a great experience in itself.