Arc. FITZGERALD UMAH, HND (Arch), BSc. (Arch), M.ED (Arch) PGDM, MNIA, RIBA, AIA Int’l Assoc.

Chairman, Nigerian Institute of Architect – Lagos Chapter

He holds a B.Sc(Arch), M.ED (Arch) from the University of Lagos Akoka, HND (Arch) from Yaba College of Technology Lagos and also has a postgraduate Diploma in Management from Abubakar Tawafa Balewa University, Bauchi.

At the University of Lagos, He graduated as one of the best students in his class and won the University’s Graduate Assistantship Award. He also won the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Kaduna State Honors Award for a self-made project on Earth technology.

He is a FULL MEMBER OF THE NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS AND ARCHITECTS REGISTRATION COUNCIL OF NIGERIA and also a Chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and an International Associate member of American Institute of Architects.

He is the Principal of Contemporary Architecture Limited that has overseen several design and construction projects in Nigeria.

Arc Adeoti Akintayo Olusegun (M/1654 MNIA, AIA)

Vice Chairman


Arc Adeoti attended The Polytechnic Ibadan (N.D), University of Jos (BSc and MSc) and became a fully registered architect November 1998.

He worked in Ray Design Associates, Obalende Lagos (1991-1994) after which he established Shalon En-Consult International Ltd of which he remains the Principal Partner till date.

He has over 27 years of practice over wide range of Institutional buildings, Educational, Recreational and Religious Buildings.

Arc Abiodun Fatuyi

General Secretary

He started his career at the University of Lagos where he obtained his B.Sc. in Architecture and Master in Environmental Design.

He later worked in various capacities for well-established architectural and construction firms in Nigeria before he became a Managing Partner for Paradigm shift Design Limited.

He has served in various committees of the Chapter.

Arc. Abimbola Ashiru


Arc Akinsete M. Gbenga

Public Relations Officer

Arc Akinsete is a  chartered Architect (M3018) and international affiliate of Architectural institutes in the UK, US and Canada.

He hosts a  Real estate show host on Radio and currently assigned the duty of public relations officer of the NIALSC.

He is a strong and passionate advocate of the built environment and a working system.

Arc Nadi Adeleke

Social Welfare Secretary

Arc Sola Olajuyigbe

Assistant General Secretary I

He is a Certified Project Manager and Architect, with over a decade’s experience in building, construction and land development projects, in various sectors in Nigeria and West African sub-region.

He has enhanced organizations’ business model and processes for commercial advantage by the use of Project Management and Architectural best practices and products.

Arc Deric Legogie

Assistant General Secretary II

Currently Project Architect at Design Modules, Arc Deric started his Architecture career in 2001.

He holds a B. Tech and M. Tech in Architecture from Federal University of Technology, Akure.

He has over sixteen years’ experience in Design, Architecture and Construction.

Arc. Ismael Asekome

Assistant Public Relations Officer

Currently, a Managing Partner at Abu Aliu and Partners, Arc.

Ismail started his Architecture career in with a National Diploma at Yaba College of Technology and went further to get a B.E.S and M.E.D from University of Lagos.

He is experienced in consulting, development and managing projects.

Arc Ibitola Omolara Okuboyejo

Chairman, Education Committee

Arc. Ibitola is currently a Principal Partner at Q Design Consultants; she started her Architecture career with a BSc and MSc in Architecture.

She went further to get an MBA. She has been actively involved in modern architectural practice, real estate and very significantly in mentoring, guidance and counseling of young architects and numerous architectural students from various Nigerian Institutions and Schools of Architecture.

She has played important roles in both public and private spheres of the built environment and possesses wide and varied field experience through the design and execution and large and complex projects, with major footprints in the housing sector, thus acquiring strong core competences in project conception and feasibility studies, design development, project planning, contract administration, project management and implementation.

Arc Ifeoma George-Ufot

Chairman, Practice Committee

Currently the Maintenance Director at NIGERIA ASSOC. FOR WOMEN ADVANCEMENT (NAWA),

she started her Architecture career with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. Architecture from University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.

She has thirty-two years’ experience in design, architecture, construction and project management.

She has planned, supervised, managed and executed several construction and architectural projects. She mentors teenage girls on social, moral and etiquette.

Arc Claude Opara

Chair, Publications Committee

Claude Opara works in the Property Development Unit of Diamond Bank Plc. where he handles both architectural and project management duties as the Special Projects Officer.

He has a B.Sc. and M.Sc in Architecture from Ahmadu Bello University and a PMP certification.

He has over sixteen years’ experience in Design, Architecture and Project Management having worked in Design Union, ACCL and ECAD prior to taking is current position.

With a passion for art and literature, Claude has also written several stories including a novel called “…And the Night Hissed.

Arc Olusegun O. Abijo

Chairman, Student Affairs Committee

He started his career with at the University of Lagos were he obtained Bachelor of Environmental Studies and B. Architecture.

He has sixteen years’ experience in design, construction and project management.

He is currently the Managing Director at One-cube Projects Limited.

Arc Ladipo Lewis

Immediate Past Chairman

Arc Ladipo is the immediate past Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Architects – Lagos State Chapter.

He was formerly the Honorable Secretary, and has served the Chapter in several capacities.

He is the Chief Architect at Azdec A.S.C Design Consultant since 1997 and has over twenty years’ experience.

He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. Architecture from University of Jos.