The Creative Architects 2017 (organised by Chronos Studeos) is, arguably, one of the most anticipated architectural events of the year.
This year’s event, which is a postlude to The Competition (The annual competition for student architects in Nigeria), promises to be a powerful and engaging learning experience, with incredible speakers who have carved a niche in the Architectural, Entrepreneurial and Interior Design Industries respectively.
Creative architects 2017 is also the first edition of the annual event to hold in two separate locations and two separate days, with day one in Lagos and another in Abuja.
DATE: Tuesday, August 8th 2017
VENUE: Agip Recital Hall, Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos Island
TIME: 8:30am(exhibition starts) 9:00am (speakers take stage)
DATE: Thursday, August 10th 2017
VENUE: The Collonade, Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja
TIME: 8:30am(exhibition starts) 9:00am (speakers take stage)
Seat reservation is open for the event on the Creative Architects app. Download the app for Android phones/devices and app for Apple phones/devices
THE GUEST SPEAKERS
One major reason not to miss Creative Architects 2017 is the opportunity to meet and interact with the panel of guest speakers that will be headlining the event. Lets meet them.
Theo Lawson founded Total Consult Ltd, Lagos in 1991, and since 2001 has been a partner of the Lawson+Odeinde Partnership, Lagos Among his notable projects are the redesigning of the old Broad Street Prison to a theme park, now Known as Freedom Park; the redesigning of the residence of the legendary Afrobeat artiste, Fela Anikulapo-kuti into a museum named Kalakuta Museum. An astute patron and support of various artistic projects, he has been the chairman of Felabration Organizing Committee since 2008; and is a member of the art, CORA. He is also a member of the Nigeria Institute of Architects (NIA), Creative Intelligence Agency (CIA), Lagos Chamber of Commerce among others. He is patron of up & Coming artists Promotion and, promotes Para soccer Development.
Binta Suleiman is the CEO of Albedo Designs Ltd and the proprietress of Albedo Design School, which started as a training arm of Albedo Designs Ltd but has grown so much and will soon start issuing national diplomas under the National Board of Technical Education. She has mentored many young entrepreneurs and is involved in many programs to promote interior design in Nigeria and entrepreneurship generally.
In her quest to promote interior design in Nigeria, she started a forum of design professionals titled DENIM (Defining the Nigerian Interior design Market) to promote, enlighten and educate interior designers in Nigeria and to showcase what can be achieved using ethnic and homegrown materials in design, as well as Nigerian designers.
Binta enjoys reading, learning new things and exercising.
Olumide Ayodele is the managing partner of the Lagos, Nigeria office, holds a BA (Hons) & Post Graduate Diploma degrees in architecture from the United Kingdom.
He was part of the award winning team, designed and worked on the St Pancras Hotel & luxury apartments at Kings Cross working for RHWL in London between 2003 – 2007. Worked with Bennetts Associates on a 15 storey office development in the city of London, UK in 2009.
His enthusiasm to contribute new ideas, question conventional methods and challenge oneself to find more efficient methods of achieving objectives made him relocate to Nigeria in 2009.
Hassan Anifowose – is a Serial Entrepreneur, Architect and 3D Visualization artist who, in 2007, set up Chronos Studeos. To date, he has started and continued to occupy strategic positions in 4 Enterprises while continually providing employment to teeming Nigerian youths and building a fast-growing and popular brand name. Keen to encourage young entrepreneurs who harbour a similar talent and passion for these subjects, Hassan regularly hires new young minds to join the constantly expanding Chronos teams as they undertake projects for clients in Africa and beyond. He is the brain behind Creative Architects, a popular yearly event where near 400 attendees, who are mostly architects or entrepreneur wannabes converge to exchange ideas.
Moradeke Okunrinboye is a well-seasoned Architect with over 25 years of practical experience, having worked with Adeniyi-Coker Architects Limited, the Design Group unLimited, ab.dt Partnership and a practice of her own. She is an intelligent, efficient, committed and versatile Architect, who has a passion for excellence and innovation, with a distinct knowledge of Architecture and Project Coordination.
A full member of Nigerian Institute of Architects (MNIA), and Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON). Presently serving as Chairman, Female Architects of Nigeria and has initiated the “Archi KiDS Africa Club” where children from pre to high school ages will be introduced to the processes of designing in the built environment, appreciating the city as a learning center while giving cognizance to sustainability, history and culture, as well as developing the creative instincts of the children.
Hussein Anifowose is an insightful and business-savvy entrepreneur.
Since his university days where he studied Mining Engineering, Hussein has refused to settle for less and has achieved far more than he could imagine.
Hussein has been a force behind Chronos Studeos since it’s inception. He enjoys being original and creative with thinking. His speech “Get back on your Feet” will make you rethink following your dreams and how not to settle for 2nd place.
A portfolio exhibition of winners from the The Competition 2017 will also be on display for attendees along with FREE food and drink. You can also get discounts from Chronos Studeos new platform – Print my Drawings – an online print shop for Architectural, Electrical, Mechanical, Structural Drawings and 3D Renderings. (Click here to find out more)
It’s an opportunity of a lifetime to gather these individuals in one place – this means that lots of talents, wisdom, tips and tricks will be available at your disposal. For this reason alone, book your seat on time!