UBRICA ONE: The Fall 2015 “Architecture for Health” Visiting Lecture Series

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UBRICA ONE: The Fall 2015 “Architecture for Health” Visiting Lecture Series
by UBRICA ONE - Monday, 31 August 2015, 10:02 PM


Special Spring 2016 “Architecture for Health” Studio


Fall 2015 “Architecture for Health” Visiting Lecture Series: “Africa: Toward Improved Health & Health Facility Design”                                                  

The Fall 2015 “Architecture for Health” Visiting Lecture Series will be devoted to Africa, and the Spring 2016 Architecture for Health studio (Arch 406 ) will focus on UBRICA ONE, an actual new 4,000-acre Medical City near Nairobi in Kenya, Africa.



Dr. Macharia Waruingi, M.D.



Dr. Macharia Waruingi, President and CEO of UBRICA ONE will be the keynote speaker here on Fri Sept 4th, describing the concept,  and answering questions on the project, at 11:30 am in Room C 105. He is flying in from Minneapolis to do so.

Also speaking on Fri will be Dr. Jay Maddock the Dean of the School of Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Also in the Spring of 2016 at the graduate level, there will be an interdisciplinary Master of Architecture / Master of Landscape Architecture final study project opportunity, - with UBRICA ONE. Dr. Chanam Lee and her landscape architecture students have already been to Kenya to begin the project.

Master of Architecture students graduating in May 2016 are encouraged to consider UBRICA ONE for their final studies. Please submit inquires to Professors George J. Mann or Zhipeng Lu.

The project will involve the design of housing, five hospitals, schools, shopping centers, and a pharmaceutical plant.

It is recommended that those undergraduate and graduate students interested in being involved in the UBRICA ONE project enroll in Fall 2015 Architecture for Health Visiting Lecture Series, “Africa: Toward Improved Health & Health Facilities” (11:30am on Fridays, ARCC 105, 1 credit).


  • ·      Fall 2015: ARCH 681 section 601 for graduate students
  • ·      Fall 2015: ARCH 481 section 500 for undergraduate students 

The list of speakers will be sent to you in a separate email


For questions, please contact:

  • Ginger White:          gwhite@tamu.edu
  • Prof. Chanam Lee:     clee@arch.tamu.edu
  • Prof. George Mann: manngj885@gmail.com
  • Prof. Zhipeng Lu:     luzhipeng@live.com