In its continued success rate of collaborating with top institutions worldwide, Sagam Community Hospital has joined forces with MGH and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) to create a course and fellowship where SCH will stand as a case study for students explore the intersection between architecture, design and global health development in low-resource areas.
The students, from the departments of architecture and industrial design, will create designs for a special research floor in the newly constructed three-storey block scheduled to be completed in early 2015.
Following the course, top students will receive “design-build” fellowships to travel to Sagam this summer to participate in the construction and watch their work come to life.
“The course will provide an intense group work effort…with a vision, project and implementation strategy for re-imagining the way healthcare delivery, education and infrastructure are offered using the village of Sagam in Siaya County as the case study and pilot project,” the course description said.
The Rhode Island School of Design is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It has been ranked among the world’s best art and design universities.