New president appointed by Canadian architect institute

Oboh

Nigerian-born designer Sam Oboh has been elected to lead the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada.

He has been a licensed architect for 20 years and moved to Edmonton, Canada, in 2004. After private practice work he was appointed regional manager for the public works department and also worked on a masterplan for the area.

Architecture improves only when citizens create the demand for well-functioning, suitable buildings, said Oboh, who will serve a one year term as president.

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He explained: “Creating an awareness of how architecture is directly related to quality of live will improve architecture in any community. Everyone has to be engaged to make it successful.”

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