Top 11 Architecture Studios in Nigeria
According to the 2018 IMF Africa economic report, Nigeria was ranked the largest economy in Africa, with a GDP of $376billion. Architecture and design have contributed significantly to the economic development of Nigeria With a population of approximately 200 million, Nigeria’s real estate is thriving, and the demand for unique and functional architectural designs is growing,especially in urban centres. Architectural studios have historically contributed to the beautiful skylines of major cities.
ARC DE VINCI CONSULTING
This firm, located in Abuja, was established in 2005. Although its primary function is architecture, it is also involved in engineering, construction, project planning, and interior design. For the past 14 years, this consulting firm has made a name for it self with innovative, impressive building designs in different areas in Nigeria.
Portfolio of Arc De Vinci Consulting Company include;
Luxe Hotel & Lamborghini Lounge Portharcourt
PUS Tower – Office Building
New Boutique Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Abuja
Double Platinum Group Office Building, Abuja
This company has also constructed several private residences in Rhine Street, Union Bank, Benin City, and Lagos.
ATO ARCHITECTS LTD .
This company was established in 1987. It was not a limited liability until 1996 when it was incorporated as one. ATO Architects have won several awards for their creative designs. Its most recent win was the 17-storey, 3-tower Federal Inland Revenue Service building in Abuja.
Some of the designs attributed to this firm include;
Mall for Centro, Lekki
Residential Estate for Shell Pension Fund
The French Diplomatic Campus
Office Development for Crystal Life
NLNG Marine Control Building
ACCL Architects provide a variety of architectural and engineering services. Besides showcasing their designs, the architects in this firm offer consultancy services to those interested in a second or third opinion about building plans. This company has its signature designs in several urban centres in Nigeria.
MTN Head Office Complex
GT Bank Data Centre
Zenith Car Park
GTA Group Design A
Total CPFA Offices
URBAN AND CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTS ( UCA )
This company is made up of vibrant young architects with creative minds. They have been responsible for an array of functional and aesthetic buildings in different urban settings in Nigeria.
Some of these designs include;
Residential houses in Lekki
AD CONSULTING STUDIO
AD Consulting Studio was founded in 1994 by Olajumoke Adenowo. She is a prominent architect, once referred to by CNN as “Africa’s Starchitect.” Today, she remains the principal partner but works with other professionals on various projects.
Some of the designs this firm has worked on include;
Guiding Light Assembly, Lagos
Reeve Road, Lagos
Mac Donald Town House, Lagos
Abuja Film City
DESIGN GROUP NIGERIA
This company was established in 1954 by a group of architects. They offer several services,including urban design and project management. This firm has several specialists providing professional services related to design and construction. They have immense experience in the design of housing schemes, hospitals, college, large industrial projects, and urban redevelopments.
Some of their projects include;
Marriott Hotel, Lagos
New British Council Offices, Abuja
International Convention Centre, Abuja’
Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos
ITB Office Tower
NGONYAMA OKPANUM & ASSOCIATES
Although Ngonyama Okpanum & Associates was first established in South Africa in 1997, it has since opened other offices in Nigeria and Uganda. It has also designed projects in countries like Ghana, Ethiopia, Benin, even though they don’t have offices there.It was founded by architects who are committed to changing Nigeria’s real estate industry with unique buildings, designed to meet the needs of their clients. The in-house professions in this company include project managers, urban designers, and interior designs.Under its portfolio include commercial buildings, residential properties, institutions, health units, and mixed-use developments.
Some of their designs in Nigeria include;
Lagos International Hospital
Kingsway Office Tower
Rose of Sharon Apartments
Park Inn Hotel, Onitsha
Onitsha Shopping Centre
Hyatt Crown Towers
AEK DESIGN SERVICES
Registered in 1993, AEK Design Services has come a long way as an architect firm with several notable designs in Nigeria. The construction industry in Nigeria has evolved significantly since this company was established. However, the team of architects have transformed their designs to meet the demands and expectations of today’s clients.
Some of their designs include;
Regional Head Office for Intercontinental Bank PLC
UPDC Metro City, Dutse District, Abuja
Mandev Estate, Abuja
Redeem Church at Lekki, Lagos
Block of Five Apartments, Ikoyi, Lagos
ANETOR + ASSOCIATES
To the team at Anetor + Associates, architecture is not just about designing buildings. It is also about the proper use of space, the client’s budget and interest, current trends, and the functionality of the designs. The architects at this firm have designed several branches of Guaranty bank. They include the branches in Lekki, Ogba, Unilag, Ilupeju, Isheri, Chevron, Asokoro, Egbeda, and Gbagada.
This company also designed Diamond Trust Bank, Adetokunbo Ademola and Diamond Trust Bank, Ajose Adeogun.
MOE + ART ARCHITECTURE
This architectural firm focuses primarily on aesthetics and functionality when coming up with designs.
The creative designs from this firm in different parts of Nigeria include;
Agaja Beach House
American International School, Lagos
African Fintech Foundry
This architectural firm designs and constructs residential and commercial properties. They have designed several projects for developers and clients looking for architects that build. The focus of the architects has been unique and functional designs based on the structure guidelines for every given location.
Some of the designs include;
Winni Supermarket, Ogudu Ojota
Luxury Residential Apartments, Lagos
GT-Bank SURA E-Branch