Back in the US, the challenge of overseeing a remote, overseas construction project was made immediately apparent. A great need arose to find someone on the ground in Bhutan to manage the project. Guided by fate, they met Dr. Bruce Bunting of The Bhutan Foundation, a non-profit in Washington, D.C., whose Bhutanese staff stepped in to help. By the Foundation’s coordination of efforts with the monastery’s Principal, a Bhutanese architect was commissioned to draw renderings, construction materials were identified and sourced, and a local labor force on the mountain was assembled. The dormitory was completed in less than six months and the construction activity captured the interest of the government, who later contributed to the renovation of the monastery’s remaining structures including the sacred shrine room.