The client, a US based NGO that has been running programs in Lodwar had the intention of resolving the accommodation problem for its teams that regularly visit Lodwar and stay there for durations ranging between two to eight weeks. There was no suitable facility that could comfortably accommodate its teams while on missions there.
The idea was to put up a conference centre in Lodwar that will also be available to other visitors and help raise more funds for the NGO.
The conference centre in Lodwar has a reception area, restaurant, lounge, conference room, kitchen, a gazebo and eighteen cottages each with two rooms that could accommodate two people.
The concept borrowed heavily on Turkana housing, hence the circular shaped structures from the restaurant, lounge, conference room to the cottages. More attention was paid to ventilation of the spaces due to the harsh hot weather in the region. There was preference of using locally available stone for construction to lower costs of construction.