College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Architectural Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Architectural Engineering



Primary Advisor

Kevin Dong, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Architectural Engineering Department


The Same Polytechnic College is a response to a lack of vocational training and higher learning opportunities for residents of Same, Tanzania and surrounding areas. The College will address the region’s need for skilled farmers, builders, teachers, and entrepreneurs by providing a pathway from secondary school graduation to continued education. This will generate a framework that strengthens the East African economy by supplying the region with educated professionals that make impactful contributions to society.

Construction will occur following a five-phase development plan, and the buildings will utilize simple but effective architectural techniques and modular structural design. These solutions are low-cost by nature, and will function as an inspiration for new local buildings.

After travelling to Same in August of 2017 to complete an initial site visit with preliminary construction, students participated in a design lab to create an architectural design for Phase I - Classroom and Housing Modules. The preliminary structural design explores the different structural options in order to provide an initial cost estimate.

Same Polytechnic College_Structural Drawings.pdf (285 kB)
Schematic Structural Drawings

Same Polytechnic College_Structural Calculations.pdf (1469 kB)
Structural Calculations