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EMI / MAF Uganda Office

The EMI/MAF Office is the product of a partnership between EMI and Mission Aviation Fellowship. MAF has operated in Uganda since 1987, providing access to hard-to-reach locations for missionaries and aid agencies. The shared office has allowed for the growth and expansion of both organisations within land provided by MAF at the Kajjansi Airfield outside the capital Kampala.

EMI has engaged in various services for the airfield site including master-planning, design and construction management of the office and other airside buildings, often incorporating the signature Kajjansi red brick (manufactured only a few kilometres away). Within the office a large central atrium, anchored by an indoor garden, enhances the connectivity of space while maintaining private work environments. The two offices utilise a number of flexible gathering and meeting areas that promote collaborative interactions and relationship building between culturally and professionally diverse teams.

Post-occupancy, the building continues to serve as an experimental environment for improving EMI’s design responses. One such retrofit project led by EMI’s Research & Development team includes a double-skin roofing membrane with an aluminum shade-cloth system to reduce radiant heat and rain noise.