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

James Mwangi, College Architecture of Environmental Design, Architectural Engineering Department


Journeyman International (JI) is a non-profit organization that supports humanitarian projects in countries all around the world by pairing design professionals and overseeing the design and construction of the projects. The Chiedza Stewardship Center is the first phase of a project supported by East African Power and Foundations for Farming. The project is planned to include 200 hectares of a solar farm, 50 homesteads, and a community center including a stewardship center. This project and this report focus on the structural design of the stewardship center. This stewardship center will allow Foundations for Farming to be able to teach local people zero tillage farming around the area of Lake Chivero in Zimbabwe. The design of the structure includes an office, meeting space, a large indoor classroom, and an outdoor classroom. The space is open and all under one single roof, while the outdoor classroom opens directly to agricultural training fields. The design team consisted of one architecture student and one architectural engineering student. This report will focus primarily on the structural design while covering background, research, impact, structural design calculations, and structural drawings for the Chiedza Stewardship Center.