The Dorm is a very important building as it can function as a multipurpose facility. If the project is done in phases, the Dorm can facilitate offices, staff, students and has shower rooms.
The building itself is designed to be powerful. There is a concrete screen over the entrance and back wall to allow a breeze from the north/south as well as allowing shaded natural light. The dorm has specific areas designed for relaxation and built in bookcases to encourage reading.
Sprawling and Open, the community kitchen is designed to feel inviting, as it is at the center of community living. The first floor has spaces for food storage, meal prep and cook training while the covered roof provides areas for entertainment and fun.
Powerful overhangs protect from the hot Cambodian sun and the openness allows breeze to pass through the building.
The bath has hand washing stations set at different heights for children and youth of all ages and sizes.
Youth will live together here as they "transition" from the dorm and prepare for life off campus. The buildings are traditional Cambodian buildings. This stage will provide more responsibilities and more access to the developmental learning available on site.
This is a multi functional building for office administration and education. Music rooms, social work and counseling rooms reside inside. The exterior design is more elegant and sensitive in contrast to the powerful dorm design.
This is a "home away form home" for campus staff.