Royal institute of British architects (RIBA) names Olajumoke Adenowo as one of the most outstanding African women in Architecture
Popular Nigerian female architect, Olajumoke Olufunmilola Adenowo has been named by RIBA as the only Nigerian amongst the 119 outstanding women in architecture in the world. She was named alongside, Zaha Hadid, Beverly Willis, Emma Curtain and Kim Smith.
The award-winning architect, is an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, as well as a speaker, radio host, and author. She is the founder of the boutique architecture and interior design firm AD Consultin, based in Lagos, Nigeria. CNN described her as “Africa’s Starchitect”.
Born in Oyo state, Adenowo was featured in the world’s foremost architectural journal. She holds many honorary degrees, and has spoken at many summits and conferences including the Global Women’s Forum and Harvard Business School (African Business Club).
Olajumoke Adenowo is a Multiple Award-winning Nigerian Architect who has so many achievements to her name. She was also listed in Habari news blog as one of the mmost talented architects In Africa. She was named alongside David Adjaye in Ghana and Diebedo in Burkina Faso. Here is what the press release had to say :
“Olajumoke Adenowo of Nigeria is one of the few women in a male dominated industry. Her works focuses on industrial parks, institutional facilities, residences and offices. She designed her first building “The federal ministry of finance Abuja at 23.”
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