Book your seat and meet the speakers for creative architects 2018

Creative Architects (organised by Chronos Studeos) is, arguably, one of the most anticipated architectural events of the year. It is a chance for architects, entrpreneurs and design enthusiasts to networks and share insights and tips about architecture, interior design and the business industry in general.

This year’s event, which is a postlude to The Competition (The annual competition for student architects in Nigeria), promises to be an insightful and energy-filled experience, with a line up and top notch speakers set to enlighten participants on the industry, career development and business in Nigeria and abroad. Creative architects 2018 will also hold in two separate locations and two separate days, with day one in Lagos and another in Abuja.

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DATE: Tuesday, August 7th 2018

VENUE: Agip Recital Hall, Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos Island

TIME: 8:30am(exhibition starts) 9:00am (speakers take stage)

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DATE: Thursday, August 9th 2018

VENUE: Exhibition Pavilion, Opposite Radio House, Area 10, Garki, Abuja

TIME: 8:30am(exhibition starts) 9:00am (speakers take stage)

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One major reason not to miss Creative Architects 2018 is the opportunity to meet and interact with the panel of guest speakers that will be headlining the event. Lets meet them.

Ade Shokunbi

Ade Shokunbi is a British-trained architect. With educational degrees in 1988 and 1992. He worked for a number of UK architectural firms before setting up an architecture and interior design firm called CFA Interiors Ltd, specialising in the design and build of high-end new build and refurbishment projects in the commercial and private sector across the UK. He relocated to Lagos in 2006, setting up Patrickwaheed design Consultancy, (pwdc) with Patrick Koshoni in the same year. Since then, he has been involved in a wide range of architecture and interior design projects throughout the country that span across different typologies and scales. Ade’s expertise extends to the making process of his architecture. He is involved in every stage and phase. His unique hands-on approach sets him up in the circle of ‘architectural craftsmanship’ and establishes his name in the Nigerian building sphere. Ade is a chartered architect and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects.


Saadiya Aliyu

Saadiya Aliyu-Aminu a mother, a wife and boss lady was raised in a small town in Northern Nigeria. She’s ascended to COO of the Real Estate Empire that is Urban Shelter LTD. Saadiya attended secondary school in Sussex, London. She went on to obtain a degree in Economics from Brunel University and ultimately a Masters in Finance and Development from University Collage London – School of Orient and African Studies.

Sa’adiya has had a varied career in a number of roles, bringing her characteristic drive and inter-personal skills to every position she has occupied. Prior to starting work, she received a Bsc in Economics from Brunel University, following that up with an Msc in Finance and development from the School of African Studies (SOAS) in London.

In 2009, Sa’adiya joined Urban Shelter Limited as a Senior Manager to the Chairman office. Her ambition for Urban Shelter includes affordable housing – for which she has a particular passion – and she seeks to provide innovative means for the delivery and payment of these structures. Sa’adiya is a board director in a number of companies including Shelter Suites & Hotels Ltd and Urban Shelter Infrastructure Ltd. She is passionate about gender equality and lend her voice to some NGOs as part of her civic duties.


Razaq Adio

Arc Abdulrazaq Olarenwaju Adio is a Partner (Director) and the Lead Architect at Sazak Acres Biloque Company (SABC) Limited, a leading construction company in Abuja which he co-founded in 2007. He previously worked as projects Architect and Associate Architect with Associated Real Estate Development Consultants (ARDC) Abuja.
Arc Adio has over 18 years experience practising as an architect. At SABC Limited, he leads the team of architects who have designed and managed several high profile projects some of which include the construction of the National College of Petroleum Studies Library Complex, Kaduna funded by the Petroleum Development Technology Fund (PTDF); the construction of the Deputy Governor’s Office in Makurdi, Benue State and the re-modelling/ reconstruction of the Kogi State Liaison/Governor’s Lodge Asokoro, Abuja. Also to his credit are several high-profile residential developments in virtually all the geo-political regions of the country including Eden Place and Teshi Estate (Garki).
He holds an M.Sc. in Architecture from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and is presently a postgraduate student at the University of Liverpool where he is studying for an M.Sc. in Project Management. He is a member of the Nigeria Institute of Architects (NIA).
Arc Adio is married to Mrs. Folashade Adio and they are blessed with four children. He is widely travelled and enjoys reading and listening to great music.


Abduljaleel Sodangi

Arch. Abduljaleel Sodangi graduated from Bahcesehir University. Subsequently pursued a path in Fashion and enrolled at Istanbul Moda Academy to study Footwear Design. Currently studying MSc. Building Architecture in Politecnico Di Milano. A diverse-oriented architect/ designer who appreciates not just architecture but all forms of art, ranging from beauty, food, clothing, music and technology. A good listener, and always learning and striving to understand the nature of things. I easily co-exist with people in terms of business and work environment.


Jamila Faniyi

Jamila holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building, from the Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru, Zaria. She is a graduate member of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB). She has attended many training programs both locally and internationally including Building Businesses in Turbulent Times (BBTT) at the Harvard Business School, Boston, MA in the United States of America and Project Management training in CPMS, Lagos. She is presently undergoing training for the PMP with the Project Management Institute.

She joined the company in 2005 and has served in various capacities as a Planning Engineer, Project Manager, Operations Manager and currently the Chief Operating Officer, M & E Kaiser Limited (The Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Installation Unit of the Kaiser Family).


Hassan Anifowose

Hassan Anifowose – is a Serial Entrepreneur, Architect and 3D Visualization artist. He is Architect and Co-Founder at Chronos Studeos and continues to occupy strategic positions in 4 Enterprises while 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.


A portfolio exhibition of winners from the The Competition 2018 will also be on display for attendees along with FREE food and drink. 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!

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