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Christian Benimana

Director, Rwanda Program, MASS Design Group

Biography

Christian Benimana
Director, Rwanda Programs, MASS Design Group
Director, African Design Centre

Christian joined MASS in 2010 and is currently leading the implementation of the African Design Centre, a field-based apprenticeship to train top design talent on the continent in impact-based methods. Christian was a 2011 Global Health Corps fellow with MASS and a 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival: Spotlight Health fellow. He has been involved with design/build projects, development initiatives, and operational and administration leadership, as well as with teaching at the architecture school department of the former Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). He is currently the chairman of the Education Board of the East African Institute of Architects.

Christian holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) of Tongji University in Shanghai, China (2008), and worked with LongiLat Architecture and Research in Shanghai prior to joining MASS.