Academy for Girls

Designing Madonna's Malawi

Designing Madonna's Malawi

New schools, even really nice ones in developing countries, don’t necessarily make headlines without endorsement from celebrities and Academy for Girls in Lilongwe is no exception. While Madonna and her organization, Raising Malawi, haven’t always received praise (her 2006 adoption was infamously criticized as “akin to slavery”), hiring New York-based architectural group Studio MDA to design Academy for Girls is definitely a step in the right direction.