East Branch Studio formerly Kent Hicks Construction, Design/Build, Net Zero Homes, Energy Retrofit, Renovations

Social Equity / Climate Justice

We are honored to be working on projects in East Africa with the non-profit organization, International Institute of Rural Reconstruction. IIRR is from the region and is an incredible organization that focuses on the needs of marginalized communities.

Our first project will be rebuilding a school that has been destroyed by termite infestation. We’ll be working with students at Bule Hora University in southern Ethiopia, who will be designing the building and with the local community who will be constructing it.

Next projects are hostels for girls at remote schools as the dropout rate is high due to the distance and danger in traveling.