BA Hons DipArch ARB
Kwame joined in HTA as an architectural assistant in 2007 and qualified as an architect in 2008. Kwame studied at Oxford Brookes University up until his Diploma before completing his RIBA Part 3 at Kingston University.
Having been recruited from the onset to coordinate the delivery of a project in the detail design stages, he has since gone on to lead the successful delivery of 5 of HTA’s key built projects in London for a range of Developers, Registered Providers and Contractor clients including Notting Hill Housing, Southern Housing, Wates Living Space, Family Mosaic, Sanctuary Housing, Mansell Construction, Higgins Group and Rydon Group.
With extensive experience as the lead on projects across the range of RIBA work stages and the building and sustaining of client relationships, Kwame is well placed as an architect capable of seeing through a project from inception to delivery on site.
After qualifying for his RIBA Part II, he worked on a range of projects including speculative commercial buildings, residential developments, hotels and infrastructure in the UK, Africa and the Middle East.
At Aedas Kwame was recruited specifically as part of the Whitechapel Station Crossrail team but also went on to work on hotel and residential developments in Dubai and Kazakhstan. He was a key member of the competition-winning team for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters in Abu Dhabi now known as the Al Bahr Towers.
At HTA Kwame has led the delivery of key projects such as the 3rd and final phase of the Market Estate Regeneration and the Morningside Estate Regeneration amongst others, as a project architect responsible for the design, client liaison and coordination of the consultant team. Kwame was also the project architect for the bid-winning redevelopment of the former Queen Elizabeth Children’s Hospital from the planning stages through to detail design and delivery on site, later taking on a role as a team lead with an overview of a portfolio of projects while mentoring and developing project architects overseeing the day-to-day running of schemes.
Kwame also provided the structural, materials, and modular strategy for the shortlisted entry for 2013’a Sunday Times Britain’s Future Home Competition and is often called upon to give early regulatory and standards advice on bids and competition within the team.
Kwame is currently leading on the delivery of a volumetric offsite manufacture scheme for Essential Living. The development comprises 249 dwellings for the Build-To-Rent sector, distributed across 2 buildings of 11 and 22 storeys. The scheme also includes flexible commercial floor space and a nursery at ground floor. The project is currently on site and due to be completed in 2018.
Having led a successful tender, Kwame is also leading the early stages of design for the latest phase of Elephant Park for Lendlease, consisting of circa 220 build-to-rent and affordable homes distributed between an 18-storey tower and two 11-storey mansion blocks. The scheme also includes commercial and retail spaces at ground and a landscaped communal amenity podium and is due to be submitted for planning early 2018.