Countdown to Lagos Architect Forum(LAF) 7.0 Evolving Architecture


He speaks on the evolutionary frontiers of Design Build as a business option at Lagos Architects Forum 2016.

Architect Umaru Usman karaye is the President and Chief Executive of D&B Limited, a Design and Build firm that is based in Abuja. 
He was the Chief Architect for the defunct Nigerian Security Organization popularly known as N.S.O. between 1984 and 1990. He was responsible for the design and construction of its state headquarters offices as well as the design of the Aso Clinic, Abuja. 
In 1990, He and his Partner started ULTIMATE  DESIGN CONSORTIUM LTD, an architectural consultancy firm. Among the projects handled by this Firm were:   
o  The AP PLAZA, Abuja. 
o  NDIC MD’s and ED’s residences in Abuja.  
o  Stock Exchange Commission Office (flame tree), Abuja.  
o  NIA housing estate in Abuja and Karu. 
o  Ink Factory for NSPMC, Abuja. 
o  Housing for the staff of Nicon Noga Hotel at Karu.  
o  Housing for the senior staff of the National Intelligence Agency. 
o  Housing for the senior staff of the department of State Security. 
o  Housing for the Management staff of Petroleum Equalization Management Fund (PEF).
In  the  desire  to  move  the  construction  industry  forward,  in  1995  Arc  Umaru  founded  D&B  Limited,  an  outfit  which  takes  the  responsibility  of initiating, conceiving, developing and constructing as well as sourcing finance for projects where necessary thereby making it a one stop shop for clients. In order to achieve this Arc Umaru realized the need to embark on staff training and development. That is why he started  by attending management and advanced management courses at the University of Lagos in the early 90s, Chief Executive Programme at the Lagos Business School (LBS) in 1998 and MSc course in project Management at the University of Reading, UK, (2004-2007) with specialty in Build, Operate and Transfer (B.O.T.). 
Architect Umaru was on the Board of the Directors of Finbank Plc from 2009 until the conclusion of its merger with FCMB in 2011. He is also on the Board of Songhai Health Trust Limited, a Health Management Organization as well as on the Board of Resort Savings and Loans Plc a Mortgage Finance  Bank.  
Come hear him share his perspectives.
Attend Lagos Architects Forum from 4th-7th May, 2016   Time: 9:00am Daily

World Architecture Festival Announces Judges for 2016

World Architecture Festival Announces Judges for 2016, via World Architecture Festival
via World Architecture Festival

The World Architecture Festival (WAF), the largest international gathering of architects, has announced its judges for 2016. The annual event, consisting of awards, a conference, and an exhibition, recognizes outstanding projects in a variety of categories, and is attended by over 2,000 visitors from 65 countries. This year’s festival will be held from November 16-18, 2016 at Arena Berlin in Germany.

The festival grants awards in 31 categories broken into three sections: Completed Buildings, Future Projects, and Landscape. All submissions are placed in the WAF archive, the World Building Directory Online Database, where projects can be searched by section, country, year, award, and keyword.

An abridged list of this year’s judges:

A complete list of this year’s judges can be found here.

Winners in the different categories are considered for World Building, Future Project, or Landscape of the Year awards. Last year’s World Building was awarded to The Interlace by OMA/Buro Ole Scheeren, and the Future Project of the Year went to BIG’s Vancouver House.

Applicants who submit before April 28 can take advantage of an early bird rate. More information about award categories and how to enter is available here.

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