Olajumoke Adenowo


Olajumoke Olufunmilola Adenowo, born in Nigeria, is a multiple Award winning Architect, Speaker, Radio Presenter, Philanthropist and Author.

Adenowo has been called the Face of Architecture in Nigeria.

She was featured on CNN African Voices, and profiled on CNN as Africa’s Starchitect, and has been featured in the world’s leading Architectural Publications such as America’s Architectural Record Magazine.

She was admitted to the University of Ife to study Architecture at the age 14, she graduated at 19 with a BSc (Hons) and subsequently with a distinction in Masters of Science (MSc) in , a first in the several decades of the history of the Institution.

Adenowo won several faculty awards for her academic work including best student in design in the BSc Hons and MSc programs and best overall student, Best Housing Studies Student amongst several others.

In 1991, she was included in the Who will be who in the 21st century young achievers section by the International Biographical Centre Cambridge, England.

She is an alumnus of a number of prestigious institutions including the Lagos Business School Chief Executive Programme (2002) and The IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain (2005).

As a chartered architect, she worked with leading Nigerian firms and at Femi Majekodunmi Associates where she had the privilege of designing the Federal Ministry of Finance in Abuja.

She later started her own multiple award winning Architecture and Interior Architecture firm, AD Consulting with just $400 in 1994 and has held the position of Principal Partner till date.

The firm has gone from its small cubicle in central Lagos to 3 offices and is now recognised as the flagship boutique that pioneered Interior Architecture in Nigeria.

AD Consulting, a boutique architectural firm providing bespoke interior design and architectural services to a discerning clientele, has executed the design and overseen the construction of over 70 outstanding projects for the Nigerian federal and state governments, multinational corporate organizations and private individuals.

AD Consulting is the architect of note to MNCs such as Coca Cola International, L’Oreal, CRI, NGC, GTBank, amongst others.

AD Consulting has won several international awards for its designs and is the only Nigerian architectural firm recommended by the British Chamber of Commerce for architectural services in Nigeria.

In 1999, she founded Awesome Treasures Foundation to raise Transformational Leaders, its summits and other initiatives have attracted well over 50 000 attendees.

She is a speaker of note in demand at summits and conferences including the Harvard Business School African Business Club and the Inspiring Woman Businessday Series.

She hosts her own syndicated radio program Voice of Change on Leadership.

Adenowo is an author of several books including the much lauded Lifespring the Mothers’ Prayer Manual and her most recent work Designed for Marriage.

She serves on the board of several businesses, institutions and social initiatives including the Board of Governors of the elite British School of Lome, the Board of Fountain Holdings Limited, the National Think Tank and the Ekiti State Economic Council.

Adenowo has been honoured with several awards a few of which are the Rare Gems award by WODEF in conjunction with the United Nations Information Centre, the International Property Awards (Best Public Service Architecture, 2012), African Property Awards (Best Mixed-Use Architecture), ( Best Office Architecture and Best Public Service Architecture, 2013), IDEA Awards (Best Commercial Designer 2012), (Best interior Architect 2013), (The Ekiti State Merit Awards 2014), IDEA Awards (Best Institutional Architect 2014), and honoured as an Ambassador of Excellence for outstanding achievements in Architecture and women development by her Alma mater.

Adenowo is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators- 2015 ACIArb (UK) and a Member African Leadership Network.


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