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…

Architect Eric Kigada talks at a past TedX Event in Nairobi

Architect Eric Kigada on the new developments and opportunities in the growing city of Nairobi

Architect and planner Eric Kigada B & A Studios talks about: the major satellite city developments in different parts of Nairobi; what the major changes in the city will be…

The BUILDesign team addressing the press during the launch of the magazine in August 2012

Journalists interview BUILDesign Magazine Editor @mmtairo

BUILDesign magazine editor, Martin Tairo, had a chat with journalists who wanted to know what the magazine was all about. See below.

Nyayo Estate in Embakasi, one of the largest housing estates in Kenya with over 5000 houses which look exactly the same.

Diversity is Good & Uniformity is Bad

By Eric Kigada, Director at B & A Studios A low level intensive fight is taking place in the Kenyan architectural community. The fight is about the size of homes,…

Occupied improved housing in Kambimoto Village, Huruma, Nairobi

A Case of People’s Participation in Slum Upgrading

By Steve Ted Gome, Architect The world’s population is fast becoming predominantly urban. It’s estimated that 52% of humanity will be living in urban areas by the year 2020. Meanwhile…

TUK Public Lecture

Public Lecture at The Technical University of Kenya

The Technical University of Kenya, School of Architecture and Built Environment invites you to a public lecture titled ‘Quality with Efficiency – Total Design of Light Weight Building Systems’. See…

BUILDesign Issue 003/2014

BUILDesign Issue 003/2014 is in circulation

BUILDesign Magazine issue 003/2014 is in circulation now. Among the highlights in the magazine include:- A review of BOMA Hotel in Nairobi and Red Pepper House Hotel in Lamu Chats…

Chinese contractors working on a road

New rules to to give Kenyans 30% stake in all foreign construction firms

Lands CS, Charity Ngilu, has published new rules that would require foreign contractors to reserve 30% of all their work to local firms. These rules may in turn see local…


BUILDesign Magazine Issue 005 – As it appeared in Print

In this issue, we run a 16 page supplement on Triad Architects who were celebrating their 50th year in operation. Read below.

PSS founders Jim Archer (L) and Trevor Andrews (R)

BUILDesign Issue 004 – As it appeared in print

Below is the BUILDesign magazine Issue 004 exactly as it appeared in print.