ABOUT


Dick Olango

• Member, Japan Institute of Architects, JIA 
• 10 years experience  in Japanese architecture practice with track record of realized projects
• Thorough knowledge and experience with Japanese codes, building departments, review boards, and other regulatory agencies
• Extensive understanding of materials, construction processes, systems, and methodologies
• Highly developed skills in client communications, contract documentation, project scheduling, team leadership, building design,  technical detailing, consultant coordination, construction administration
• Fluent in English, Swahili and Japanese 

1978/3 Born in Nairobi, Kenya
2004/3 Tokyo metropolitan university
2004/4-06/8 Van der Architects JAPAN
2007/2 Founded AOAD (ATELIERS OLANGO ARCHITECTURE・DESIGN)
2007/4-09/3 Adjunct lecturer at Nippon engineering college, Hachioji
2008/4 Co founded AAP (AFRICAN ARCHITECTURE PROJECT)
2007/7 Harvard Graduate School of Design, Executive education program, Emergency Department of the Future

EXHIBITIONS AND LECTURES
1. Exhibition: Tokyo House in Nairobi: Organized by JIA (Japan Institutes of Architects)
2. Exhibition: Housing in Kenya
3. 24th UIA World Congress of Architecture:
Tokyo Society of Architects and Engineers, Translation work for exhibition documents
4. UIA, 10,000 World Architects Exhibition
5. Guest speaker at HANDS (Health and Development Services)
6. Lecture on New Frontiers for Kenya Architecture organized by Housing and Developments in the World
 


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