Chief Executive Officer of AD Consulting, Olajumoke Adenowo, has been christened “Newsmaker” by America’s Architectural Record Magazine – reputed as the Time Magazine of Architecture.
In the exclusive interview with international journalist Fred A. Bernstein, Olajumoke, who was recently profiled as ‘Africa’s star architect’ on CNN African voices, speaks about her inspiring adventure as an architecture practitioner in Nigeria for over a quarter of a century.
“I have completed over 20 projects in the north. In the urban centers we need an architecture that speaks to the culture, the geography, the climate and the spirit of Nigeria.” she says about the untapped potentials and possibilities of architecture in Nigeria and beyond.
ABOUT OLAJUMOKE ADENOWO
Named by The Guardian as “the face of Architecture in Nigeria,” Olajumoke Adenowo is a serial award winning Architect. She studied Architecture from the age of 14 at the Obafemi Awolowo University, subsequently obtaining a distinction in her MSc degree at 21.
Prior to founding AD Consulting, she has worked with Towry Coker and Associates and Femi Majekodunmi Associates. Credited for designing the Federal Ministry of Finance in Abuja, Adenowo founded AD Consulting in 1994, an architecture and interior design firm, which has been involved in the design and construction of over 70 projects for the Nigerian government and various corporate and financial institutions. AD Consulting Limited is the only Nigerian Firm nominated to provide Architectural services by the British Chamber of Commerce.
Olajumoke is a speaker on several leadership and entrepreneurial platforms including the Harvard Business School Africa Business Conference. She hosts Voice of Change, a weekly radio broadcast geared towards national transformation. Her NGO, Awesome Treasures Foundation (ATF), has raised hundreds of entrepreneurs with notable success.
ABOUT ARCHITECTURAL RECORD
Architectural Record is an American monthly magazine that is dedicated to architecture and interior design. Published by McGraw Hill Construction in New York City, it is generally considered “The Record” of Architectural History. Throughout its 110 years in print, Architectural Record has fostered readership among architecture, engineering, and design professionals by featuring articles that showcase noteworthy architectural works throughout the global landscape. News, commentary, criticism, and continuing-education sections outline the scope of content. Of note are the glossy, high-quality photos that accentuate the featured projects, an attribute which makes the magazine accessible to the general public as well.
Architectural Record holds a close relationship with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), particularly through the AIA Continuing Education sections offered both in the magazine and on the magazine’s website. An underscore of this interrelationship, previous editor-in-chief Robert Ivy now acts as CEO of the AIA. The editorial offices are located in Manhattan on the 9th Floor of Two Penn Plaza.