Fortunately, the JI program has many positive benefits even if the project does not get built. Primarily, the interdisciplinary and real-world global design opportunity is invaluable for students. The program also provides excellent philanthropic and recruiting opportunities for volunteer companies.
1. We screen and select only high level and passionate designers.
2. We provide designers with a detailed curriculum that guides them through the design process for developing countries and is filled with examples of our standards of quality.
3. Experienced professors work with students daily on their designs. Most professors are also licensed architects.
4. JI coordinates industry professional mentors to critique student designs and work with them throughout the design process.
5. All project designs are reviewed and approved by in-country design, engineering, and construction professionals. JI provides clients with guidelines on what to look for and how to select these professionals.
Environment: Geography, climate, flora and fauna, site hazards, industry and economic goals, socioeconomic, history and political structure, currency, transportation, and infographics.
Social: Demographics, religion, culture, etiquette, languages, and health.
Design: Program, vernacular, circulation studies, and process.
Construct: Vision and phasing requirements, design rationale, site and grading analysis, structural systems, regional, local and site utilities, sustainability strategies, floor plans, elevations, sections, renderings, physical models, construction estimate, construction schedule, stormwater pollution prevention, safety plans, hazard mitigation, site logistics, contracts and bidding, feasibility analysis.