The Nigerian Institute of Architects

The Policy Making Body for Architects In Nigeria

Welcome to The Nigerian Institute of Architects

Where We Build Your Visions

The Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) was founded on the 1st of April 1960 as an association of independent professional architects with the aims and objectives of fostering friendship amongst members, cater for their welfare and establish mutual support and cooperation amongst them.

The idea for the formation of an independent professional architect’s organization in Nigeria was first conceived and motivated by three Nigerian architects while still pursuing their training in England in the early fifties.

In 1958, an 8-member study group was formed to carry out the detailed planning for the establishment of the Institute which ultimately culminated in inauguration of the Institute.

From a modest 13 members at inauguration, the Institute has experienced a phenomenal growth in its membership, activities, stature and influence both at national and international levels. Total membership today stands at about 12000 in 5 classes of membership including Fellows, Full members, Associates, Graduates _ Students members spread across 31 Chapters and the Federal Capital Territory.

 

Arc. S.T. Echono, fnia, pnia
NIA President

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Arc. Moradeke Okunrinboye, fnia
Honorary General Secretary

Our Core Value

We remain true to the same principles on which Nigerian Institute of Architects (N.I.A) was founded since 1960: producing members that create superior designs, shaping our world and, putting safety first, to creating opportunities for our people.

OUR VISION

To attain excellence in the creative management of the physical environment

OUR MISSION

To mobilize informed membership for quality services

Leadership Team

Member policy making body of the Institute and Executive Officer of N.I.A Committee in Council
Arc. Enyi Ben-Eboh, fnia
1st Vice President
Member policy making body of the Institute and Executive Officer of N.I.A Committee in Council
Arc. Mobolaji Adeniyi, fnia
2nd Vice President
Member policy making body of the Institute and Executive Officer of N.I.A Committee in Council
Arc. Sani I. Saulawa, fnia
3rd Vice President
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Latest News

  • LAGOS ARCHITECTS FORUM 2021 - See below link to the google drive containing photos of the event. https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1erRNCY2Ne7nZxgaN5buzvlX5Fu987iP6
  • Built Environment Summit. - Dear Member Organisations,, Greetings from the Commonwealth Association of Architects!We are forwarding to you the invitation for the  open call for research to be presented at the inaugural Built Environment Summit and to form an accompanying report, which will be presented to global leaders at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).The details are enclosed in the following email forwarded …

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  • Daylight Talk No. 4 : Park Associati - PRESS RELEASE26 MAY 2021 Interior of La Serenissima, Milan (Italy), renovation completed in 2012 by Park Associati; photo by Andrea Martiradonna DAYLIGHT TALKS : PARK ASSOCIATI On 27 May at 16:00 (GMT +2), you are cordially invited to attend the fourth episode in the ‘Daylight Talks’ series, featuring Filippo Pagliani and Michele Rossi, partners and co-founders of the Milan-based …

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  • International Competition: EU Commission Joint Research Centre - See online version  UIA COMPETITION 20 MAY 2021 INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION EUROPEAN COMMISSION JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE IN SPAIN  The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) has announced an international multidisciplinary project competition with prequalification for the design of the new JRC Site Headquarters in Seville, Spain. It is endorsed by the International Union of Architects (UIA) as being in …

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  • The Daylight Award 2022 - UIA PRIZES18 MAY 2021 2022 EDITION LAUNCHED The Daylight Award 2022 launched on 16 May, the UNESCO International Day of Light. The Award honours and supports daylight research and daylight in architecture, for the benefit of human health, well-being and the environment. It places specific emphasis on the interrelation between theory and practice. Established by the philanthropic foundations, VILLUM …

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  • UIA Newsletter – 27 APRIL 2021 - UIA – NewsletterView online UIA2021RIO THE FIRST DIGITAL UIA WORLD CONGRESS The 27th UIA World Congress of Architects — UIA2021RIO — will be entirely digital. Pandemic conditions and ongoing bans on large public gatherings have required the UIA2021RIO Organising Committee to transition to an online format — the programme will innovate to combine pre-recorded videocasts and live transmissions.The first UIA World Congress held entirely online, UIA2021RIO promises to attract …

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  • THESIS SURVEY - Distinguished Colleagues, Please make out some time to give your insightful feedback on the issues raised in the following online questionnaire to aid a PhD research, into the impact of Resilient Architecture on urban/building planning and implementation process for physical security as a defensive approach to counter-terrorism strategy. This research has the hallmarks of being …

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  • UIA Newsletter – 6 April 2021 - UIA – NewsletterView online 2021 UIA GOLD MEDAL & PRIZESDEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS EXTENDED  The UIAannounces the extension of the deadline for nominations for the 2021 UIA Gold Medal and Prizes to 12 April.The international jury for the 2021 UIA Triennial Gold Medal and Prizes includes Eva Jiricna (Czech Republic/UK), Kai-Uwe Bergmann (USA/Denmark), Victor Leonel (Angola), President of the Africa Union of Architects (AUA),  Nadia Somekh (Brazil), Presidente …

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  • Invitation to the launch of the Cities and Pandemics Report of UN-Habitat [30 March 2021, 14:30-17:00 EAT on Webe - Dear Member Organisations, Greetings from the Commonwealth Association of Architects!  We are forwarding to you the link to the launch of the UN-Habitat Report on “Citiesand Pandemics: Towards a more just, green and healthy future”on Tuesday 30 March 2021 at 14:30 – 17:00 hrs EAT (11:30 – 14:00 GMT). Please find more information in the flyers attached, …

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  • CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR A PAID SKILLS ACQUISITION TRAINING - Distinguished Colleague, Find attached call for applications for a paid skills acquisition training organised by the contractors of the NNPC-AKK  gas project for our youth. Let’s share widely please. Closing date: 31st March, 2021. Thank you Arc. Moradeke Okunrinboye, fnia Honorary General Secretary
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