The Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls’ School, Jaisalmer
The Rajkumari Ratnavati Girls’ School, Jaisalmer

The architect Diana Kellog of Diana Kellogg Architects, based out of New York, designs a school for girls in the ethereal Jaisalmer deserts by connecting the dots of language, geography, and culture.

The Rajkumari Ratnavati Girl's School is constructed entirely of Jaisalmer sandstone that has been meticulously carved by artisans.

In order to lower carbon emissions, Kellogg decided to build a solar panel canopy on the roof as a cooling system. There are no air conditioners in the school.

GYAAN Center, one of the prominent part of the buildings, is devoted for the education of the young women as well as raise awareness on the issues faced by women in India on a global scale.

The working on the structure in the year 2014. Construction by local workers started in October 2018 and took one year to complete.

It is commissioned by CITTA, a non-profit organization that supports development in some of the most economically challenged, geographically remote or marginalized communities in the world.


Not only the unique infrastructural design, the uniforms of the students are specially designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee.