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 of Architecture and Environmental Design, Architectural Engineering Department


Journeyman International is a non-profit organization who partners with students and professionals to provide architectural design, architectural engineering, and construction management work for developing countries in order to combat poverty and ecological destruction on a global scale. The Salvation Academy for Disadvantaged Children is sponsored by Journeyman International and a private client to provide a school campus with a safe and productive environment for children and staff with disabilities. The campus is equipped with classrooms, outdoor gymnasiums, residences for both students and faculty, as well as computer labs and conference areas. The site is located in the Western Area of Freetown, Sierra Leone, on sandy gravel soil and consistently flat ground for the structure to reside one. This report will primarily focus on the structural design of the staff quarters building by going into great detail of the primary gravity and lateral systems. It will also discuss the global and environmental impacts and considerations that were taken and incorporated into this design.