Michael gave us an architect's tour of the building yesterday afternoon, and we were all blown away by the beauty, ingenuity, and skill of his work.
Because of the cost of running air conditioning for a building this size, Michael designed a climate controlled building, which depends on natural airflow for circulation and climate control. There are louvres to provide light but block the sun's heat.
Michael chose building materials which were available in Uganda. The bricks are made with the local red clay. Since steel is not produced in Uganda the structure is concrete and the walls are made of reinforced board form concrete. He used wood planks in the ceilings to damp the sound and provide visual interest.
The library is large and students fill the reading rooms. The study tables are covered with books.
Michael's next project is a new student union building with facilities that encourage the social life of the 8000 students at this campus. He loves it here and looks forward to creating another signature building at UCU. Congratulations to this outstanding Waring alum.