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FMA Architects

Forty Years of Design Excellence.

FMA Architects was established in 1973, by Architect, Femi Majekodunmi, and has since then grown to a large, interdisciplinary practice, with full presence in three African nations: Nigeria, Botswana and South Africa.

The practice offers full professional services in planning, policy formulation, architecture, project management and interior design.
All FMA offices collaborate and share resources as necessary to expand each team`s expertise and capacity. The firm has also collaborated with international firms in the USA, Canada, Spain, and South Africa to implement highly complex projects.

FMA Vision
According to the Managing Partner, Architect Olufemi Agboola, “FMA Architects’ forty years of existence has been a dedication to design excellence; a concept which integrates function, aesthetics, sustainability and cost criteria. Our expertise incorporates cost effective and contextually responsive designs for government agencies, universities, private and commercial operations throughout Africa.  The practice, having been part of Nigeria’s infrastructural growth for four decades has sizeable magnificent projects dotting the country’s landscape.

A spin-off of this is reflected in the firm`s presence in the continent`s emerging economies of South Africa and Botswana. It has been forty years of fulfillment and loyalty to the vision of the founding fathers of the practice” concludes Arc. Agboola.

In spite of its age and projects portfolio, FMA still considers itself as a learning organization, where analytic, research-based design process, coupled with a formal in-house professional development program provides continuous project and process improvement as well as meaningful staff participation, growth and advancement opportunities.

Driving Forces
The practice Chairman, Arc. Olufemi Majekodunmi is a collaborative architect and planner with years of professional experience garnered from working with firms in the United Kingdom and  United States of America. He founded FMA in Nigeria in 1973, and since then grown the practice to a large, interdisciplinary practice with four offices in Nigeria, Botswana and South Africa. He was the first secretary of the African Union of Architects and a past Secretary and President of the Nigerian Institute of Architects. He is also a past President of the International Union of Architects.

The practice current Managing Partner is Arc. Olufemi Agboola. He holds two Masters degrees in Architecture and Construction Management and has worked full time as an Architect gathering experience in both the Public and Private sectors. A full member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, he joined FMA in 1997 as a Senior Architect and was made a Partner in 2000. Over the years, he has worked with clients in the financial services sector, retail, manufacturing, oil and Gas, Telecoms and Housing enforcing the practice vision of design excellence.
The practice also boasts of technology driven Architects, planners and designers in its employment to provide quality services to her clients.

Commitment to Professional Development
FMA invests in the professional development of all staff, providing weekly in-house continuing education programs and participation in out-of-office training and education opportunities. FMA pays the annual subscription fees to Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) as well as renewal registration fees to the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) for each employee. The aim is to generate commitment to the company’s goals as well as contribute to the career progression of each staff.

Core Competence
With over 500 projects completed over the last forty years, FMA Architects have acquired proven experience in the design of functional buildings of the highest aesthetics quality, which are commercially viable and cost effective.
Some of the private sector projects involve the development of briefs, programming and space planning through to construction documentation and contract administration, collaborating with clients, consultants and contractors to plan and implement projects as a seamless team.

Project Profile
FMA architects have completed a variety of projects spanning the whole spectrum of the economy, including housing, shopping complexes, office buildings, factories, mobile communication switch centers, banking, hotels, resort centers and educational institutions facilities at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels in all the three countries it is currently operating.

In Nigeria, Commercial projects include:
1) MTN Switch and Call Centre, Asaba
2) MTN Switch and Data Centre, Ojota, Lagos.
3) Federal Ministry of Finance Headquarters in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory.
4) St. Nicholas House, Lagos,
5) Total Nigeria Head office, Lagos.
6) Standard Chartered Bank Head office, Lagos.
7) Bank PHB Head office, Lagos.
8)  Sterling Towers, Lagos.

In the Educational Sector, FMA projects include:
9)   Christ the Cornerstone International School, Ogun State
10)  Various Federal Schools of Arts and Science

Its Residential Projects include:
11) UPDC Estate, Lekki
12) Residential Development at Adiva Plain Fields & Lakowe, Lekki
13) Various Residential Developments in Ikoyi & Victoria Island Lagos.

In the Industrial Buildings, FMA designed
14) G.Z. Industry, Agbara, Lagos
15). MTN Switch Centre, Enugu.

Notable   Places of Worship in its design portfolio include:
16) Our Saviors Church, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos
17) All Souls Anglican Church, Lekki 1

FMA Architects also designed the Master Plan for the following high brow housing estates:
18) Twin lakes Estate, Lekki, Lagos.
19) Nicon Town Estate, Lekki, Lagos.
20) Summerville Golf Estate, Lekki, Lagos.

In Botswana, FMA Architects have handled the underlisted projects:

Commercial projects:
1)        BPC Customer Service Centre, Gaborone
2)        Refurbishment and Conversion of Hardware House, Gaborone
3)        Mafenyatlala Shopping Centre in Molepolole

In the Educational Sector, FMA projects include:
4)        Mogoditshane Senior Secondary School, Gaborone
5)        Botswana Police College at Otse, 50km South of Gaborone
6)        International Law Enforcement Academy at Otse, 50km South of Gaborone
7)        University of Botswana Multi-Disciplinary Classroom Block, Gaborone
8)        Command and Defence College at Botswana Defence Force Glen Valley Camp, Gaborone
9)        Maun Junior Secondary School
10)    Maun Centre for Children with Severe and Multiple Disabilities
11)    Block 8 Primary School & Teachers Houses, Gaborone
12)    Block 5 Primary School & Teachers Houses, Gaborone
13)    University of Botswana, Gaborone Brief Project

Its Residential Projects include:
14)    Houses for Members of Parliament and House of Chiefs – Gaborone
15)    20 no. Doctors houses at Maun District Hospital
16)    324 Flats for Botswana Housing Corporation at Plot 59716, Block 7, Gaborone (Pre-Contract only)
17)    University of Botswana Vice Chancellor’s House, Gaborone
18)    Rural Police Station and Housing at Kachikau, Chobe District

In the Industrial Buildings, FMA designed
19)    Laundry Block for University of Botswana, Gaborone
20)    Botswana Power Corporation Distribution Depot at Mahalapye

FMA Architects also designed the Master Plan:
21)    University of Botswana Masterplan, Gaborone
22)    Botswana Police College at Otse, 50km South of Gaborone

Health Facilities
23)    Maun District Hospital
24)    Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre at Princess Marina Hospital, Gaborone for CDC Botswana, American Embassy
25)    Construction of Clinic Laboratories Throughout Botswana for the American Embassy – Tlokweng, Block 9 – Gaborone, Mogoditshane for CDC Botswana.
26)    University of Botswana Clinic Expansion
27)    Clinic at Kachikau
28)    Clinic at Botswana Defence Force Glen Valley Camp, Gaborone
29)    Clinic at Tsabong
30)    Clinic at Werda
31)    Clinic at Lehututu
32)    Clinic at Hunhukwe
33)    Block 6 Clinic for Gaborone City Council
34)    Block 9 Clinic for Gaborone City Council
35)    American Embassy Voluntary Counseling & Testing Centre for Gaborone, Mahalapye, Maun, Francistown, Mochudi, Molepolole and Lobatse for Botusa Botswana.

Office Buildings
36)    ICC Office Park in Gaborone
37)    Office Development for Victoria Properties – Victoria House, Plot 132, Gaborone
38)    Office Development for FGH (Pty) Ltd, Gaborone
39)    Department of Information and Broadcasting Regional Office in Serowe

Refurbishment Projects
40)    Fairground Holdings Refurbishment and Alterations
41)    Project Management Services for Bank of India (Botswana) Head office, Gaborone
42)    Design & Refurbishment of Water Utilities Corporation Mahalapye Customers Service Centre
43)    Design of Partition Layout for Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) South Regional Office in Lobatse
44)    Office Partitioning Design Layouts – New offices for Tertiary Education Council, Tholo Building, Fairgrounds, Gaborone
45)    University of Botswana Refurbishment of Existing Students Centre into Humanities Facilities, Gaborone

FMA offices:
LAGOS
Penthouse Suite, St. Nicholas House
Catholic Mission Street,
P.O.Box 7860, Lagos.Tel:01-4622272, 01-4622273
Email: admin@fmarchitects.com

ABUJA
Suite 1City Plaza,
Ahmadu Bello Way,
Garki 2, FCT Abuja.
Tel: 00-7822307, 7822309
Email: admin@fmarchitects.com

GABORONE
Plot 132, Independence Avenue,
P.O.Box 21504, Gaborone, Botswana.
Tel; 267-3959812, 267 -395 9813
Email: fmagabs@info.bw

PRETORIA
Suite S118, Building 3, CSIR
Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria
PO Box 730 Neulands Pretoria 0010.
Tel: +27 12 349 2203/4