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We are currently looking for an Executive Assistant & Office Coordinator as well as a Studio & Project Administrator.

Both positions are full-time and based primarily at our Berlin studio. You can find a detailed job description and how to apply at the bottom of the “About” section on this website.

We look forward to hearing from prospective candidates and welcoming new team members soon.

New website in the making

We are currently in the process of building a new online home dedicated to sharing our work. The website you have landed on, is being kept active until we are ready to move completely, to ensure our visitors are still able to access information about our projects. Our focus is on finalising this new website in collaboration with the Berlin based design agency Atelier Disko and until that is all done, very few updates are being made on here. But rest assured that the Kéré Architecture team is busy at work and information about what we’re up to will be made available as soon as www.kerearchitecture.com is ready to be re-launched later this year.

Francis Kéré begins Professorship at the Yale School of Architecture

This autumn, Francis Kéré will be in the US for his Davenport Visiting Professorship at Yale's School of Architecture. His course, 'Advanced Design Studio: New Tools' will see students learning from 'informal' settlements to move towards participative design.

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Francis Kéré presents Xylem at the Tippet Rise Art Center

Francis Kéré has designed Tippet Rise’s new 2,100-square-foot pavilion, Xylem, drawing inspiration from the wooden and straw toguna structures sacred in Dogon communities in West Africa. Nestled in a grove of aspen and cottonwood trees beside Grove Creek and the art center’s central campus, Xylem is constructed of locally and sustainably sourced ponderosa and lodgepole pine and features a canopy of vertical logs, which filters shafts of light onto the seating areas. The seating elements’ organic shapes are inspired in part by abstract paintings that artist and Tippet Rise co-founder Cathy Halstead created based on forms of microscopic life, in addition to the sinuous topography of the surrounding hills. Visitors to Tippet Rise may gather within Xylem to converse or contemplate the views, or sit and meditate in solitude. From time to time, programs will be hosted in the pavilion, including poetry readings and musical performances.

In keeping with the educational mission of Tippet Rise, the Tippet Rise Fund of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation is supporting Francis Kéré in building environmentally sustainable and climatically appropriate schools in West Africa by funding the construction of a new school he has designed in his birthplace, the village of Gando in Burkina Faso. Opening in January 2020, the Naaba Belem Goumma Secondary School will accommodate approximately 1,000 students. More details about the school, which is named for Kéré’s father, are available here.

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