It is structured to inspire your creativity and explode your usual notion of Architectural expressions in a way that will put you in the shoes of how it exists and how it will be experienced. The most important part is the connection of people, place and vibe that can be perceived within the six senses of human experience, which is touch (texture in material), sound (architectural rhythm), taste (aesthetics patterns and symbols), vibration (cultural vibes), visual (colour palettes) and smell (perception of identity). Our Architecture is a holistic product of our history, experience, and expectations. It is meant to evolve as we do. Looking forward to having you join this course!!

Course Objective

  • To increase your curiosity and contextual understanding of African Architectural history.

  • To stir your mindset towards the economic side of Architecture, its economic possibilities are endless.

  • To inspire you to explode the box of Architecture and to think organic no matter where or who you are designing for, know your client and understand his environment.

Course Modules

  1. 01
    • RE-ESTABLISHING GBAGYI ARCHITECTURE: Learning from the middle belt of Nigeria

  2. 02
    • Module Two Video

Earn the CPDI Africa Diploma


Certificates of Completion are awarded to students after completing each of the Modules contained in a course. All CPDI Africa courses are audited, allowing students to pace their progress and learning outcomes. Submission of research and assignments, and other learning objectives given by the instructors, is not required, however we encourage students to complete the assignments to aid in successful passing of the Diploma designation graduation exam. 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, having completed face to face, or in person workshops in Africa, and successful passing of the graduating exam offered once annually. For more information on earning your Diploma in African Centered Architecture, contact the CPDI Africa Global Studio registrar at [email protected].