The architects meeting in Mombasa from November 8 will discuss the changing architecture. Photo: Courtesy

Architects hold annual conference in Mombasa

The Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK), is set to hold its annual convention this week.
The three-day event slated for 8-11 November, 2017 will take place in Mombasa.

Themed Milestones. Past. Present and Future the fete, which is part of the annual continuous professional development, will bring together architectural and built environment professionals from the entire East African region.

New buildings coming up in Nairobi. The architects' conference theme captures the changing architectural designs and training of architects. Photo: Courtesy

New buildings coming up in Nairobi. The architects’ conference theme captures the changing architectural designs and training of architects. Photo: Courtesy

The event will also provide an opportunity for the build professionals to take stock of the various developments while considering the new realities in their profession.

They will also call for closer co-operation from other key stakeholders including county and national governments.

During the 50th anniversary ceremony held in March this year in Nairobi, the AAK sought to factor in public participation in the planning and execution of projects.

In the new development referred to as ‘Radical Shift’, AAK aims at involving members of the public in development projects in line with the dictates of the Kenyan constitution which calls for participation in public affairs.

Mombasa County Governor Ali Hassan Joho will open the event while Rafael Tuts, the director programme division of the UN-Habitat and Oltesh Tobias of the African Development Bank (AfDB) will be key speakers.

The National Archives in Nairobi is the epitome of old architecture. Photo: Courtesy

The National Archives in Nairobi is the epitome of old architecture. Photo: Courtesy

Key faculties from leading architectural and built environment universities will contribute to the sessions by presenting papers on the theme.




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