The breath-taking high-rise structures you see in Nairobi have passed through the hands of architects.This is because before a building is constructed, an architect must first design it to show an artist impression.
CCE NEWS examines top 5 architectural companies in Kenya. They were chosen due to their portfolio.
Top architectural companies in Kenya
- TRIAD Architects & Planners
Triad is award winning and one of the top architectural companies in Kenya. It was formed in 1963 by Amyas Connell & Graham McCullough.
The firm has designed some of the most iconic buildings in Kenya such as Avic Headquarters(ongoing), Britam Tower, UAP Tower among others. TRIAD Architects & Planners has also undertaken projects in the region as well.
- PLANNING System Services
PLANNING System Services has been operating in Kenya and the region for more than 40 years now. It is also one the top architectural companies in Kenya going by the structures it has designed.
The firm has unique expertise in delivering indigenous projects and an impeccable experience in Swahili architecture. PLANNING System Services is an award winner(AAK)
Some of the projects they have undertaken include;Kenya Commercial Bank Headquarters, Fedha Towers, Lonrho House, George Williamson House, Rahimtulla Trust Tower, Citibank and Investments & Mortgages Bank which are well-known landmarks buildings.
- DMJ Architects
DMJ Architects was formed in 1965.The firm is well known for a wide range of projects for the government, international institutions and multinational companies.
The Mombasa Intercontinental Hotel, Nyali Beach, Aberdare Country Club, Indian Ocean Beach Club, the Norfolk and Finch Hattons camp Tsavo are some of the projects they have undertaken.
The company has also done commercial, retail and residential projects. Simon Johnson is the director of the company having joined it in 1978.
- Beglin Woods Architects
Formed by Simon Woods and Beglin Woods, Beglin Woods architects is one of the most identifiable architectural firms in Kenya. It has been in existence for more than 25 years now.The firm puts sustainability at the core of their work.
Some of the projects they have undertajem include: The United Nations of Nairobi (UNON) and Eaton place in Gigiri, the Watermark Office Park. This projects are award winning.
The firm’s hospitality projects include:Sankara Hotel in Westlands and the Hemingways in Watamu which offer refined and enjoyable hospitality facilities at the top of the market.
- Bowman Associates Architects(BAA)
BAA commenced operating in 1999 offering independent architectural design, project management and related consultancy services for office projects, shopping centers, hotels, apartments and residential projects and master-planning services.
Some of the firm’s projects include: The Hub Karen,Mombasa Island Hotel,Montave Upper Hill Nairobi and many more.The company is based in Nairobi and operates throughout the East African region.
- Aleem Manji
Aleem Manji is an architecture studio who undertake the full-scope services in architectural and interior designs.Their main projects are residential appartments, houses as well as commercial projects. Some of their highlight projects are Landsdown Centre, Mirage Commercial Centre & The Elegance Oficces Building.
- Waweru & Associates
Established in 1972 as the first fully indigenous architecture studio by J. G. Waweru, this firm has risen to a place among the cream of the crop in the industry. Thanks to its unrelenting supply of excellent architectural services in areas such as land use, house planning, interior design, and lots more.
Some of its most prolific projects include the Library Block, Upper Kabete Campus, University of Nair, and a host of other prominent buildings.
- E.D.G. & ATELIER Architects
E.D.G. & ATELIER Architects was established in Kenya in 1994 with a promise to offer and deliver seamless architectural services to clients. The firm specializes in master planning, design and management of architectural and interior design projects
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The company is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with a branch in Mombasa, and a regional presence in the larger Eastern Africa region. The firm has successfully completed projects in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania, and has done proposals and consulted for clients in Uganda, Sudan, Somalia and Burundi. The company has considerable experience in handling a wide range of large and small projects for commercial and private clients in Kenya and the region.
The company has undertaken several projects including: Thika Greens Golf ClubHouse,Tamarind Tree Suite, Kijani Ridge and many more.