Kirksey was selected to design Ashwin’s Medical College as a premier teaching hospital and college located in Kathmandu, Nepal. Located on the southern edge of Kathmandu, the site’s rolling terrain is adjacent to a tributary of the Bagmati River. Ashwin’s Medical College consists of a 415,000 sf, 700-bed teaching hospital, a 142,000 sf classroom and academic building, and a 172,000 sf, 500-bed dormitory for both men and women, dining, and recreational space.
The design accommodates future expansion and provides additional sites for medical research facilities and commercial development. Kirksey designed the campus to complement the surrounding river, the valley, and the Himalayan mountain range.