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AAK Architects Chapter Council Members 2015 – 2017

Gad Opiyo

Gad Opiyo

Gad Opiyo, Chairman
He holds a B. Arch. degree from The University of Nairobi. Gad practices as an Architect, a contractor and a developer and has been in private practice for the past 17 years. He is an ardent promoter of cross border trade in construction services in the EAC. The founder and CEO of Diaspora Design Build Ltd with a wealth of experience in the construction Industry.
In addition to serving as the Chairman of AAK, Architects chapter Gad is also a BORAQS examiner. He enjoys intellectual pursuits, loves reading, public speaking, a fitness enthusiast, a Yogi and Zumba dancer. He is married to Lillian and blessed with two sons and one daughter.

Wilson Mugambi

Wilson Mugambi

Wilson Mugambi, Vice Chairman
Is the vice chairman and immediate past registrar of the Chapter. He is an architect and Founding Director of Insignia Dezyns Limited, an architectural firm based in Nairobi which has several completed and ongoing projects in the country.
He has years of experience in the industry and our association. Wilson takes charge organizing and coordinating the Chapter’s Events. He will also represent AAK in the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) Facilities Management Technical Committee and in the Tourism Regulatory Authority (TRA) Standardization and Classification Committee.

Alex G. Nyaga

Alex G. Nyaga

Alex G. Nyaga, Treasurer
A registered Architect and a Director of Archbuild Limited, a design firm based in Nairobi. Previously served in AAK as a graduates representative at the Architects chapter.

Samuel Mbogo

Samuel Mbogo

Samuel Mbogo, Hon. Secretary
Serving second term as chapter Hon Secretary. He is also Senior Superintending Architect with the Directorate of Public Works, currently seconded to Kenyatta National Hospital as Hospital Architect. Served as assistant Registrar of BORAQS between 2010 and 2013. A Registered Architect he also holds Msc in Public Policy and Analysis from JKUAT and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Abdi Ismail

Abdi Ismail

Abdi Ismail, Registrar
Director/Architect, Pyramid Builders. Attained BSc Env. Design, B. Architecture and Masters in Architecture from the University of Nairobi and University of Houston. He worked as an Architect in the US for 8 (eight) years before relocating back to Kenya to form Pyramid Builders, a Real Estate development / Design-Build company in Nairobi Kenya. Abdi has designed and project managed construction ranging from single family homes, apartments and commercial properties in Nairobi. He has managed entire real estate development life cycle: design, entitlement, acquisition, construction and disposition. He currently serves as AAK liaison for CCN’s Planning Department Technical Committee for plan approvals.

Marylyn Mumbua Musyimi

Marylyn Mumbua Musyimi

Marylyn Mumbua Musyimi, Assistant Hon. Secretary
She is a graduate of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, and is currently working with Mutiso Menezes International. With previous working experience in the city of Mombasa, she is inclined to architecture and construction project management. She is passionate about giving back to the community and actively participates in many initiatives of Rotary and Rotaract.

Musembi Mumo

Musembi Mumo

Musembi Mumo, Member
Practicing architect involved with altanative building technology. He is the principal architect with KOTO Housing Kenya. Musembi has been actively involved in the Architectural Association of Kenya for the past six years. He is the immediate former Hon. Secretary of the AAK. On the regional front he has served as the East Africa Institute of Architects President (2013) and as EAIA Vice President (2012). www.musembimumo.com

Joan Indagwa Eboyi

Joan Indagwa Eboyi

Joan Indagwa Eboyi, Member
An alumnus of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and currently a Senior Architect with Habitech Consultants. Arch. Indagwa has worked on various construction projects within the country. Honoured to join the joins the council for the first time and hopes to bring new ideas into the association.

Winnie Nguti

Winnie Nguti

Winnie Nguti, Member
Architect at Arcs Africa, Winnie joins the council for the first time hoping to get well versed with running council affairs to continue serving in the chapter in years to come. She graduated from the University of Nairobi and has previously worked with Karago and Associates Architects and U Design Architects.
She is also passionate about interior design, stemming from an attention to detail and years of practical experience.

Florence Nyole

Florence Nyole

Florence Nyole, Member
Architect at Waweru & Associates, Architects. She has previously worked with Kujenga Group, Musau Kimeu Architect, Regent Prolink Architects and Lexicon + Ion Designs. She is passionate about environmental sustainability in architecture with specific interest in Room Acoustics and Energy use in buildings. To that end, she is currently pursuing her Master of Architecture in Environmental Design and Sustainability at UoN having graduated from the same university with an undergraduate degree. She currently represents the Young Architects in the UIA – Young Architects and Students Committee which was formed in March 2014. Florence keeps up-to-date with current activities in the profession and is a regular attendant to events, seminars and conventions organized by the Association. She joins the council as a Corporate Member and will assist in editing ‘The Architect’ as well as Chapter events organization.

Stanley Kyalo

Stanley Kyalo

Stanley Kyalo, Member
A graduate of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, and a founding partner of Archbuild limited, an architectural firm based in Nairobi. He joins the chapter for the first time and his main vision is to help build an organization which would authoritatively speak for its membership in the matters of the built environment.

Dennis Tsenga

Dennis Tsenga

Dennis Tsenga, Member
As a licentiate architect Dennis is an active member of the Chapter since 2010, under the chairmanship of Waweru Gathecha, Musembi Mumo, Emma Miloyo and now Gad Opiyo. He is well versed with the running of Council affairs.
He has served as chairman of the Local authorities sub committee of the Chapter between 2013 and 2014. Dennis was actively involved in the formulation of the Architects bill 2012 currently in the AG’s office. He was among the delegation that attended the UIA Congress in Durban, South Africa in August 2014.

Lee Munene, Member
Lee Munene is an Architect and Environmental expert at Masterbuild limited, a young consulting firm that specializes in architectural design, landscape design, Model building and building construction. He has worked for a number of firms before masterbuild which include Megastructures ltd and Palaismai Architeckten in Munich Germany.

Chris Ondiek, Member
Lee Munene is an Architect and Environmental expert at Masterbuild limited, a young consulting firm that specializes in architectural design, landscape design, Model building and building construction. He has worked for a number of firms before masterbuild which include Megastructures ltd and Palaismai Architeckten in Munich Germany.

Emma Miloyo, Member
Emma Miloyo is a practicing Architect with vast experience in the building industry in the East and Central Africa region. She is also the first female Chair of the Architects’ Chapter of the Architectural Association of Kenya and was voted “Top 40 under 40 Women in Kenya 2011” by the Nation Media Group’s Business Daily. Emma is partner at Design Source, a thriving architectural practice with headquarters in Nairobi and offices in Mombasa, Kenya. She also serves on various Boards and committees including BORAQS Konza City, Steering Committee on Buildings of Architectural and Historical Significance, Council Member East Africa Institute of Architects and The Ex-Bomarian Education Trust Fund- A scholarship fund that supports the education of needy girls at The Kenya High School. The fund also provides career guidance for high school students.

George Arabbu

George Arabbu

George Arabbu, Member
An alumni of Starehe Boys’ Centre and the University of Nairobi, he is a consulting architect for Ujenzibora. He joins the Council for the first time and will edit ‘The Architect’. As a registered architect he has previously worked for Innovative Planning Design Consultants, Symbion Mombasa, Planning Systems Services Limited, and Safer Nairobi Initiative. He also tutors part time at the Nairobi Institute of Technology (NIT), and at the Department of Architecture, UoN. He is involved with the Palmhouse Foundation mentorship programs, he is the founder member of the Dream Cities Forum Kenya, tweets as @arabbu and blogs as +Ke (pluskenya.blogspot.com).

Arch. Winnie C. Kalya
Arch. Winnie Chepkemoi Kalya works with the National Construction Authority as a Senior Training Officer. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Energy Management at the University of Nairobi and has a Bachelor of Architecture from JKUAT .She is a registered and practising architect, member of AAK (Architectural Association of Kenya). She also sits in the board of trustees of NCA .She is highly motivated with a proven ability to develop people, champion