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Sojourn Of A Nigerian Architect in Canada #6 | Canadian Education

It’s almost a year and a half since I wrote my first post on this series – Sojourn of a Nigerian Architect in Canada. This is the 6th post in the series and I will be sharing valuable experiences with foreign-trained architects aspiring to come to Canada or those already here trying to navigate their way towards licensure. I am always excited to read and respond to comments on every post on this blog.

In my last post –Sojourn of a Nigerian Architect in Canada #5, I spoke about my registration as an intern architect with the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) and my full membership of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) which was made possible by simply getting certified by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB). Today, this post will discuss my new experiences since the last post.

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2020 Complete List of ARCON Accredited Schools of Architecture in Nigeria

The Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) has published the list of accredited schools of architecture in Nigeria for 2020. According to ARCON, the purpose of the publication was to inform the public of their choice of schools. It further stated that only schools listed below have been duly accredited to admit students to study architecture in Nigeria.

ARCON also remarked that any school whose name doesn’t appear herein isn’t professionally accredited nor recognized by ARCON to run architectural programs and that graduates from unaccredited schools will not be licensed to practice architecture in Nigeria.

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SAOTA designs beautiful 15-storey high rise building in Lagos

Kingsway Tower in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria is a landmark mixed-use building set on a prominent corner on Alfred Rewane Road, an arterial road that bisects the city leading north towards the airport and south to Victoria Island. Designed by South African architects SAOTA, Kingsway Tower is 15 storeys high. It has a basement, a two-level retail podium, a parking podium and 12 office floor levels.

Not only does the design of Kingsway Tower introduce new architectural ideas to Lagos – the economic centre of Nigeria and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world – but it is also uncompromisingly world-class in its quality and execution, reflecting the importance of this emerging market in a global context.  

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How to Calculate Architect’s Fees Edition III

As a continuation of the previous series on How to Calculate architect Fees Edition I and Edition II, I will be sharing my knowledge from a post-graduate course in Canada. My focus is on the percentage-based method of fee calculation and making comparisons between fee calculation in Nigeria and Canada

The reason I have chosen to write further on fee calculation is that previous articles on fee calculation published on this blog have one of the highest page views to date. This tells me that architects are very interested in fee calculations and want to get it right.  

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How to Calculate Architect’s Fees Edition II

This is an update to the first edition of ‘How to Calculate Architect’s Fees‘ which was prepared using the 1996 Architect’s condition of engagement and a forerunner to How to Calculate Architect’s Fees Edition III‘s comparisons between fee calculations in Nigeria and Canada.

This detailed update has been prepared with the most recent version of the conditions of engagement signed into law by the Architect Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) on the 8th of June 2016.

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