Ross' presence is missed by so many family, friends and colleagues. It is deeply touching to know his ideas and designs continue to be valued as part of his legacy.
Among the 18 projects Ross had on the go at the time of his death 3.5 years ago, was the Cotton On Foundation Outreach Village School programme. Together they had just embarked on the initial design development, with the aim to create "a total of 20,000 new educational places for primary and secondary school children in Southern Uganda by the year 2020" (Holland, 2017). An idea close to Ross' interest and direction in Uganda.
We are thankful Felix Holland at Studio FH Architects was engaged to continue the project with COF after Ross' death. They worked from one of Ross' initial sketches of a typical classroom as a basis for the design development, see below.
Felix discusses the project (which now has three completed schools, five under construction, and a further 20 or so to follow in the next three years) in detail on his site here.
Will Boase, a talented photographer who Ross had worked with, has captured Nabbunga school below. © Will Boase Photography