BUILDesign Magazine stand at SECPROTEC EA

Visit the BUILDesign Magazine stand at SECPROTEC EA – KICC 20th to 22nd August 2014

The BUILDesign Magazine stand at the SECPROTEC EA expo at KICC between 20th and 22nd August 2014.

BUILDesign Issue 0042014 Cover

BUILDesign Issue 004/2014 is in circulation now

BUILDesign Magazine issue 004/2014 is in circulation. The magazine has featured the following stories, among others:- The main story is about a silent war that architects in Kenya are facing….


SECPROTEC East Africa – Security | Protection | Technology – 20th to 22nd August 2014 – KICC, Nairobi, Kenya.

East Africa is a great platform with a high growth rate for international manufacturers of security equipment. There is a considerable number of wealthy customers who are willing to pay…


Lighting for buildings and interior spaces

By Gloria Mamwa Light is very important. It was the first thing created when at the beginning, if you are Bible believing. It also continues to say “You’re here to…

Jim Archer

Formation of Cobb & Archer and their projects

Howard Archer went ahead and formed Cobb & Archer which became the most successful practise in Kenya during colonial and post colonial times. In this part of the interview, Jim…

Use of backyards and gardens for micro farming

What If Nairobi – The Urban Farm

By Karuga Koinange Is truly innovative architecture only possible with big money and high-tech ability? Or is it the opposite? Maybe it is the lack of these that creates an…

Jim Archer

Architect Howard Archer – How he bagged the contract to design City Hall building

Howard Archer was the architect behind several notable project in Nairobi, amongst them, the City Council building, the High Court Building (now Supreme Court), All Saints Cathedral and National Archives…

Jim Archer, a founder partner at Planning Systems Services Ltd

Getting to know Architect Howard Archer through his son Architect Jim Archer

Architect Howard Archer is the name behind early and mid 20th century projects like City Hall, High Court, All Saints Cathedral and National Archives through his firm, Cobb & Archer….

Bernard Theuri

Where and When do security experts come in during the design of a building

Interview with Bernard K. Theuri, a security expert and Managing Director of Akkard Systems Ltd, providers of National Defence, Homeland, Commercial and Industrial integrated turnkey security solutions in Kenya and…


KDF Recruiting Architects and Quantity Surveyors

The Ministry of Defence has announced for the recruitment of specialist officers into the Kenya Defence Forces, among them Architects and Quantity Surveyors. Prospective candidates must be Kenyans of upto…