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Farewell From My University

On Friday the 31st of May 2019, I bade Farewell to my students as I went on a leave of absence from my university. I was a lecturer at the department of architecture, University of Benin (UNIBEN), Nigeria and was also the acting head of the department for the last 9 months before I left. For me, lecturing came easy…

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You Think You Know But You Don’t – Wrong Building Nomenclature

We are very familiar with a lot of buildings and the colloquial names people often call them. What if I tell you that most of those names are either incorrect or partially correct, for example, duplex. Duplex is the most notorious in this list as the word has different meanings in different parts of the world. Learn the right nomenclature…

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7 Things To Know Before Studying Architecture.

Are you wondering whether you should study architecture? or maybe you are already studying architecture and you have some concerns, then you're at the right place. Most of my blog post are on the awesomeness of Architecture. However, there are a few truth that everyone seeking to study or already studying architecture should know. So let's jump right into it.…

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My Students Can Write

At the university where I teach, we recently commissioned a departmental press crew of students named The Department of Architecture Press Crew - DAPC. It  has proven that Architecture students can write It is an initiative of then Head of department - Arc. E. O. Odugboye. I was drafted into the crew to serve as coordinator - I assist the…

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Architecture Students Deserve Some Accolades

Architecture students all over the world are worthy of acknowledgements for the amount of efforts and determination they put into their training especially the studio design course. This course takes up the highest credit unit in the department and is quite demanding. It involves the architectural design of real-world projects. This design exercise tests students' performances in creativity, contextual awareness…

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What Is Architectural Concept in Design.

Concept as a word or an idea goes beyond architecture and is applicable to every creative venture in life. Concept simply means a guiding principle or the basic idea. It has been used in architecture to birth very original works by great architects. Concept generation is one of the stages of architectural design. Very often, I entertain architecture students in my…

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Should Students of Architecture be Burdened with Financial Implications of Design

I had an interesting conversation with a QS colleague of mine. We were discussing about Architects not taking cost into consideration when designing.  Also how this can impact project cost. I asked him if he though students of architecture should be made conscious of design financial implication. Do architects really prioritize design (aesthetics and function) over cost? Few days after…

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Why I Studied Architecture

Towards the end of secondary school, we are often faced with an array of choices on what we should study at the university. Despite how easy you may expect this to be, it is sometimes the most difficult yet important decision we will have to make in our academic pursuit. Just like me, why study architecture or why not? Unfortunately architecture…

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21 things you can do with an Architecture Degree

How often do you ponder on profitable things you can do with an Architecture Degree? Interestingly there are over 21 things you can do. Most architects as we know are very creative individuals who thrive in creative environments, however, architecture is more than the Creative it also requires knowledge in the Theoretical and Practical, therefore, it is within these 3…

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Architectural Design Process for Students

In a conversion with a 200 Level student of architecture at my University today, I could see his enthusiasm to commence studio design even without knowing the architectural design process. It was his maiden studio work. Like I have observed among several of them, they were all fast to skip the proper articulation and documentation of the architectural design process.…

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