Maggie MacPhie, "The Classroom Beyond Borders"

In the Kutupalong refugee camp, religious and cultural practices strongly discourage women from being in public spaces. This leads to limited educational opportunities as adolescent girls cannot attend schools alongside male students. To address this inequality, I designed a school for adolescent girls which doubles as a multi-functional space for women.

The flexible plan enables the vocational certification program to run concurrently with the academic curriculum. Empowering and educating girls and women creates a ripple effect that extends into the community, fostering a culture of learning and creating a sustainable cycle of development and economic possibilities for future generations.

Thesis Advisor: Marina Tabassum

Program: Master of Architecture