HM Design was part of the initial Architect’s team that designed the first Ecolodge in Uganda. The client- Volcanoes Safaris, a Great Apes tour operator and lodge company, built and opened the lodge in 2011. The signature lodge building is a re-converted and re-furbished ‘coffee processing and drying shed’ which now houses the reception, lounge, dining/kitchen, bar and offices for the new lodge. The overall lodge design has strong environmental ethos: re-use of existing coffee factory buildings, solar power, dry-composting toilets, low- water consumption technology and environmentally friendly materials like thatch, clay bricks, local stone and volcanic rock. The New Villas were designed by Regional Associates. HM Design’s input was on a fixed day consultancy.