International Design

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MON-C02 - African Renaissance: A Continent on the Rise!

Monday, October 22
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 117


The economies of many African countries are burgeoning, and the landscape architecture profession, from both a professional and educational perspective, is enjoying a renaissance around the continent. This session highlights rural and urban ecological and social work and presents opportunities in landscape education institutions.

Learning Objectives:

Hitesh S. Mehta, FASLA

HM Design

Hitesh Mehta is the President at HM Design, a holistic practice that started in Nairobi, Kenya in 1990. Mr. Mehta has 30 years of work experience, consulted in 64 countries (spanning six continents) in the world and is a multi-International award-winning designer with Awards in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Architecture, Urban Design, Creative Writing and Publishing, and Interior Design. In 2015, Mr. Mehta was the recipient of United Nations (UNEP/GFHS) “Outstanding Achievement Award” for his Landscape Architectural work with alleviating poverty and protecting sensitive ecosystems. He is also a Fellow of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK).


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Anthony Wain

Planning Partners International

Anthony Wain is a Horticultural Scientist and Professional Landscape Architect, trained in the U.K. and has 30 years’ experience in 19 countries worldwide. Anthony is a Senior Landscape Consultant to the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, was the first Mellon Resident Practitioner in 2015 at Dumbarton Oaks and continues his studies at the University of Cape Town. His work encompasses World Heritage Sites, city parks, mixed development projects and conservation. He has published and presented many anecdotal papers on his projects and spoken widely at conferences, or to any willing listener on aeroplanes!


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Caroline Wanza Ofafa

Education and Academic Affairs Chairperson

Caroline is a Senior Partner at Ecoarch Solutions Limited, a leading design and build Landscape Architectural firm in Nairobi with a strong presence in the East Africa region. She is also an Assistant Lecturer, researcher and the industrial coordinator at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Department of Landscape Architecture where she is currently undertaking her PhD in Landscape Planning and Conservation. Ms Caroline is a Committee head for International Federation of Landscape Architects Africa and has served in different capacities in the Architectural Association of Kenya - Landscape Architects Chapter.


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MON-C02 - African Renaissance: A Continent on the Rise!

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