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

Allen C. Estes


Journeyman International is a non-profit company that coordinates the design and construction of humanitarian projects between architecture, architectural engineering, and construction management students in order to build impactful projects in developing nations at a minimal cost. One of these projects is Kwitunga: a Women’s Cooperative and Opportunity Center in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. This project consists of four buildings that create a space for women to design, create, and sell clothing items, harvest tropical fruits, socialize, and provide a safe space for their children. The project team consists of four students from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo: two architectural engineering students, one architecture student, and one construction management student. This report includes the work of the two architectural engineering students, which consists of background information, a project description, structural calculations and drawings, challenges faced during the design process, and reflections on the personal impacts of having a role in this project.