CPDI Africa Global Studio Faculty are leading professors and architects, renowned for their pedagogy in teaching African centered architecture. Tenured at distinguished universities around the globe, our professors understand architecture is not separate from the lexicon of creative arts, but an integral part of the full human experience. CPDI Africa faculty is interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and represent a diversity of world cultures, languages and heritage.
How many courses must I take to qualify for the Diploma designation?
Designation of the Diploma in African Centered Architecture is awarded to a student upon successful completion of 3 (three) full CPDI Africa courses, taken either on the virtual platform, completed face to face, or taken in person during workshops in Africa or the Diaspora.
Once I complete my 3 (three) CPDI Africa courses, how do I apply for the Diploma designation examination?
After completing your courses, and have received certificates for completion of each course module, you may register for the Diploma designation exam, at cpdiafrica.org.
I do not live near the CPDI Africa testing center, is the exam available online?
Yes, the Diploma examination is available online (virtually), and is offered once a year between June and July.
What are the study guides and research materials necessary to prepare for the Diploma in African Centered Architecture?
To prepare for the Diploma designation exam, simply complete and review any research assigned during the course instructions. Submission of the assignments is not required, but having completed the assignments fully prepares students for passing the oral and written online examination.
How do I utilize my Diploma in African Centered Architecture in my education and in the profession?
Submit your diploma for leading research and job opportunities in Afrocentric architecture, interior design, urban planning, construction, real estate, policy making and other allied professions. Learn more by engaging with CPDI Africa online at [email protected].
“There needs to be an opportunity for a pipeline of talent between the diaspora and the continent, to not only connect us with a singular ideology of progress but also share this ideology of Afrocentric design and architecture with the world.”
“Afro-American and African students need a safe space to explore their cultural practices and how they inform physical space to help heal them from generations of disenfranchisement and build a better future”
“It challenges the suppression and erasure of African heritages that came about with colonialism and other factors”
“It will expose you to the local materials used by your people and how they were able to build green, living in harmony with nature”
“The studio promotes identity, security and builds a social network for shared Pan-African values and aspirations while providing global recognition and inclusiveness for billions of widely underrated and excluded global citizens of African descent”