Sultan Razia//AU 16
The Afghanistan Studio provided an opportunity to design a project in a cultural and physical environment very different from Seattle. Through a generous grant from the Janet Ketcham Foundation in collaboration with Sahar Education International, students were asked to design a girl’s boarding school in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif. The school, located on a site adjacent to the existing Sultan Razia Girls School near the center of the city, will house and educate girls from the rural areas of the outlying provinces.
The studio structure incorporated weekly discussion session of Afghanistan’s pressing issues. Additional activities included construction systems advice from an Afghan structural engineer and an end of term presentation reception for the Sahar Board.