Broad Cove CEO Jim Brenner (center) explains aspects of the Ecovillage Schieffelin project. At left, Constructs LLC Principal Joe Addo also presented on the design aspects of the housing. At right, CGD Fellows Ambassador John Simon and Steve Radalet.
Broad Cove CEO Jim Brenner, Project Executive Matthew Jones, and Constructs LLC Principal and Ecohomes Design Architect Joe Addo were invited to present the Ecovillage Schieffelin project at a luncheon at the Center for Global Development in Washington D.C. The team was hosted by CGD Visiting Fellow Ambassador John Simon, and presented the project to a group of some 20 attendees, including professionals from UN Habitat, the World Bank, and CGD's Steve Radelet,who serves as a policy advisor to Liberia's President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
With the help of the friendly Ukrainian UNMIL helicopter crew, the development team for Ecohomes Liberia's Ecovillage Schieffelin project conducted a flyover tour of the 300 acre parcel which the National Housing Authority has promised to make available for development of an innovative residential community to be finnished by US investors, foundations, and developmental agencies.
Ecohomes Liberia Inc. can now reveal that the internationally acclaimed architect Joe Osae-Addo has agreed to join the Ecohomes Liberia development team as lead designer for the the Ecovillage Scheiffelin project. Addo's work has been widely praised for it's combination of innovative methods, including the use of local materials such as bamboo and clay, along with innovative modern styling which draws on and respects African traditions.