Sara Navrady and Erica Moore
Sara Navrady is completing her final year of undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in Cambridge, Canada. After graduation she plans on furthering her practical experience in architecture and urban planning while investigating possibilities for her graduate studies. She is interested in exploring the relationships between urban conditions and social integration, and strategies for adapting to urban densification. She hopes to expand her experiences in social architecture, which include Habitat for Humanity and competition work, and volunteer abroad in the near future. She aspires to find a balance between contemporary and social architecture in her professional career.
Erica Moore is currently in her final year of the architecture program at the University of Waterloo in Cambridge, Canada. Because this is a co-op program she was recently able to spend over ten months volunteering for an architecture/engineering NGO in Kampala, Uganda. She has been strongly influenced by her time spent in East Africa, working on the designs for schools in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, and a trauma healing centre in Burundi. The local people have deeply affected Erica, especially in Kampala, with their incredible stories of hopes and struggles and the way they live their lives. She spent much of her free time with a small group of Kampala street kids and loved traveling to visit the village communities of friends from the city, many of which have been tragically affected by the war in Northern Uganda. East Africa has found a place in her heart, her thesis interests, and hopefully the near future!