I believe that architecture can mend the broken hearts, recover the mind and stimulate the soul. There is still hope.
Jean Paul Uzabakiriho
Jean Paul is a designer with MASS Design Group in Kigali. He was raised in Rwanda and he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Rwanda in the school of Architecture. As an architectural student, he participated in the traveling studio which analyzes different architecture in various countries of East Africa. Jean Paul joined MASS as an intern where he participated on the implementation of different projects including Butaro Doctors’ Housing, the Butaro Ambulatory Cancer Center, and the design of Bishop Masereka Medical Center in Kasese, Uganda. Placed at MASS as a GHC fellow, he was the construction administrator for the second phase of the Doctors’ Housing Butaro. He attended the Building Design and Engineer Approach for Airborne Diseases course at Harvard University to understand the design considerations for all health infrastructure. Jean Paul is currently working on the design of the University of Global Health Equity-UGHE Housing that will be constructed in Butaro.