Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls School and Women’s Center

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Educational Buildings
Firm LocationNew York, United States
CompanyDiana Kellogg Architects
Lead ArchitectDiana Kellogg
Design TeamArya Nair, Barbara Kuziemski

Constructed with hand cut local sandstone, the Girls’ School and Womens Center will address the need to educate girls and empower women. The oval forms were employed to reflect the curvilinear shapes of the local forts and also universal symbols of female strength. The structure replicates the undulating planes of the sand dunes and is a metaphor for the rippling effect that education can have on impoverished areas. All the buildings materials will be from the region and will utilize solar energy. The intention is to incorporate the traditional building methods and materials in a modern design