Khumbu Climbing School Design/Build Project: Site Visit & Construction - Student Perspectives
by Jaron Mickolio
A team of six Montana State University architecture students and Michael Everts, MSU professor of architecture, left Bozeman Nov. 17, 2009 and traveled to Phortse, Nepal on a month-long trip to begin building the Khumbu Climbing Center. For nearly four years the MSU School of Architecture team has worked with the Sherpa people that live at 13,000 ft. in the remote Himalayan foothills of the Khumbu Valley, to design a 3,000 sq. ft. building commissioned by the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation.