DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT - Dr. A. A. Taiwo
The overall philosophy of the training programme in the Department of Architecture in the Federal University of Technology, Akure is to produce competent, skilled and versatile graduates capable of understanding the society’s need for shelter and translating this need into an appropriate built environment. The programme also seeks to ensure the technological capability of the graduates to face a broad spectrum of challenges of the environment for human and other activities especially through self-reliance. The programme places emphasis on the development of high professional skills, exploration and development of indigenous materials. It is also aimed at raising the level of aesthetic and cultural awareness in the students and, by extension, among the people through research, academic publications and general exhibitions.
The products of this programme would be capable of practicing on their own or be engaged in the industry and the public sector.
The main objectives of the programme are to:
(a) provide students with appropriate training and adequate intellect in the acquisition of skills and technological proficiency necessary for effective translation of creative designs to finish products;
(b) raise the level of aesthetic and cultural awareness in the students;
(c) guide students to use their creative skills to enhance and add breadth to the quality of living; and
(d) produce graduates who can be readily admitted and registered by the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) and other allied professional bodies.