reCOVER Breathe house

Anselmo Canfora

In collaboration with the international non-profit organization based in the U.S., Building Tomorrow, Inc.; UVA’s, School of Engineering program, Engineering in Context; and structural engineering consultants from Arup & Partners’, Arup Cause program, reCOVER designed, helped fund, and built the first primary school for the village of Gita within a nine-mile radius in Uganda’s Wakiso district.  School dedication and official opening on August 18, 2010


  • CREDITS
  • Faculty, Professional Consultants, Non-Profit Directors, and Volunteers 
  • Anselmo Canfora, Project Director, Initiative reCOVER; Dana Elzey, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Engineering in Context; Ewan Smith, Structural Engineer, The Arup Cause; George Srour, Executive Director, Building Tomorrow, Inc.; Joseph Kaliisa, In-country Director, Building Tomorrow, Inc.; Jeff Ponitz, School of Architecture, Post-Graduate Research Assistant; Din Botsford, Volunteer Research Assistant (from Studio reCOVER, 2007); Dolores O’Connor, Volunteer Research Assistant (from Studio reCOVER, 2007); Lauren Shirley, Volunteer Research Assistant (from Studio reCOVER, 2007)
  • Students (Studio reCOVER, Spring 2008)
  • Alison Agüero, Systems Engineering, 4th-year Undergraduate; Rebecca Becker, Architecture 4th-year Undergraduate; Anna Bushkar, Architecture 4th-year Undergraduate; Katie Canavan, Architecture 4th-year Undergraduate; Peter Chimicles, Architecture 4th-year Undergraduate; Violette De la Selle, Architecture 4th-year Undergraduate; Esther Diehl, Architecture 4th-year Undergraduate; Meredyth Gilmore, CLAS, Political & Social Thought, Economics, BT chapter President, Fall ‘07 to Fall ‘08; Patrick Hanlon, Architecture 4th-year Undergraduate; Amanda Hubal, Architecture 4th-year Undergraduate; Evan Johnson, Mechanical Engineering, 4th-year Undergraduate; Elissa Kaufman, Architecture 4th-year Undergraduate; Maggie Kirkpatrick, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, BT chapter Asst. Director Fall ‘06 to Fall ‘07; Nicolette Leung, Civil Engineering, 4th-year Undergraduate; Michael Loew, Architecture 4th-year Undergraduate; Shilan Mehtsun, Architecture 4th-year Undergraduate; Colin Powell, Civil Engineering, 4th-year Undergraduate; Bobby Renz, Mechanical Engineering, 4th-year Undergraduate; Marie Schacht, Architecture 4th-year Undergraduate; Sarah Wade, CLAS, English, BT chapter President Spring ‘09 to Fall ‘09; Ashley Walton, Architecture 4th-year Undergraduate