The Association of Consulting Architects Nigeria (ACANigeria) ( which is the professional body representing Consulting Architects who are in private practice in Nigeria), recently had an event to launch their just published book, ARCHITECTURE IN NIGERIA. The event was hosted by the outgoing ACAN president, Arc Omotayo Babalakin. The book is a compilation of some of the selected works of members of the Association with the aim of showcasing the achievements that have been made so far in Nigerian Architecture. It is the first book that details projects by architects and would play a major role in preserving and documenting Nigeria’s architecture, especially in this modern era. The book also features the contractors that worked on the projects so you also get an insight in that direction. It is highly recommended for architecture practice in Nigeria and is poised to be an inspiration to young professionals and students.
I remember back in my Covenant University days, when we used to peruse the works of notable international architects like Norman Foster, and others. It would really be progressive and refreshing for students to be able to do that with our own Nigerian Architects and projects. I don’t have a copy yet, but I am sure to get mine.