A professor of structure on the College of Lagos, Prof. Joseph Igwe, has stated that the patronage of Nigerian architects is tied to how they make themselves related.
Igwe stated this at a colloquium organised in his honour by the Structure & Urbanism Analysis Hub at the side of the Affiliation of Nigerian Chartered Architects.
The hybrid colloquium and guide presentation which was held on Thursday on the Julius Berger Corridor of the college was themed ‘Architectural confluence: yesterday, in the present day and tomorrow’.
The Festschrift was held for the retiring professor in recognition of forty years of meritorious service to the Division of Structure, College of Lagos.
Gracing the event was the Chairman, Senator Sam Egwu, a former governor of Ebonyi State presently representing Ebonyi North Senatorial District; Justus Okah-Avae, chairman of the ANCA board of trustees, professors of structure, practitioners from the constructed business, the media, and college students from the Division of Structure, UNILAG.
Talking on the occasion, Igwe stated, “Architects ought to make themselves related. Once they make themselves related, folks will patronise them.
“In the event that they don’t see relevance in what you’re doing, why will they need to pay you charges? So, it’s architects as a collective that ought to do one thing to turn into related. That’s how I see it.”
He additionally spoke about his instructing profession, saying that he can be retiring a fulfilled man.
He stated, “I need to say that I will likely be retiring in a single week and that I had an excellent expertise in my years as a lecturer on this college. The College of Lagos gave me the chance for self-improvement in all points of life.
“I’ve lectured for 40 years, I loved instructing. I’ve no regrets in any respect. I got here into lecturers from observe and I have to say that up to now, it has been fulfilling.
“I really feel humbled by what my colleagues within the occupation have accomplished in the present day – going all the best way to publish a guide in my honour – which is what they’re presenting in the present day. I didn’t contribute a chapter,” he stated.
Igwe, who famous the dearth of fee and patronage as a menace to the architectural occupation, lamented that solely a handful of Nigerians might afford the companies of knowledgeable architect.
Egwu lauded the professor for his contributions to the event of schooling and emphasised the relevance of historical past within the faculty curriculum, saying that it spoke volumes of the origin, root and tradition of a folks.
“We can not undermine the significance of our historical past as a folks, as a result of it captures each aspect of life. Like structure, it offers a platform for one to look again, see the place you might be coming from, the place you might be, and the place you need to be sooner or later,” he stated.
Prof. Tunji Adejumo, one of many editors of the guide, stated that the guide, structured in six sections, was made up of 16 chapters.
Adejumo famous that the guide was written in honour of Igwe in recognition of his devotion to cultural points in design and promotion of scholarship within the historical past, principle and criticism of structure through the years.
Based on the authors, the guide offers insights on points of the discursive subject of structure particularly associated to tradition, the historical past, principle and criticism in Nigeria.
The guide aimed to lift the problems and debates which body the hunt for the event of a neighborhood structure and concrete design.
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