Please join us for the FAED Department of Architecture Exhibition celebrating our achievements during the year 2011.
We welcome our external examiner Dr. Omenya from Kenya. Coinciding his visit, we have decided to host a Career Day in order to share our students’ work with the architecture community of Kigali and beyond.

We are also happy to announce the publication of ARCBOOK 2011.

The opening reception for the Exhibition would be from 4.00pm to 5.00pm on Tuesday, September 20th.

We look forward to seeing you. And thank you for your support for the past year. We could not have done this without you.


After two weeks of work, this friday the students participating on the workshop will present the outcomes of the urban analysis, the process of the amata and the rituals involved in its consumption, as well as the designs for three different prototypes of mobile or fixed amata kiosks.

The final presentation will take place this friday 16th at 16.30 at FAED building

check out on th eprocess of design:

WALL WORKS:Structural Patterns workshop FINAL PRESENTATION

This friday, at 3.30 pm the final presentation of the workshop Wall Works: Structural Patterns will take place.

KIST architecture students explored structural, urban and pattern potentials of brick walls.

Please join us at Kimisagara Football for hope center, near by la maison des jeunes this Friday, September 16.

Hope to see you then


Peter Rich Architect's ,and founder partner of Light Earth Designs LLP, balances teaching and producing architecture and at the same time helping to empower a younger generation of architects.

Peter Rich's distinctive body of work is testament to a lifetime of commitment to the creation of a uniquely African architecture. He has learnt form the spatial and aesthetic elements of African tribal settlements. His work has the ability to fuse Modernist principles and local tribal conventions and sensitiveness to material and environment. His practice transmits a deep understanding of context achieved through sustained research and collaboration with communities.

The lecture in relation with the exhibition LEARNT IN TRANSLATION draws on Peter Rich's extensive personal and professional career, through his drawings and travel sketches, models and photographs. Rich's working methodology emphasizes the importance of community engagement and research. Part of this process is intensive observation of people and environments, and documentation of the context for a project through sketching and measured drawings.

Peter Rich's lecture will be held in Esperance's nearly completed 'Football for Hope Centre' at 6pm Monday 12th September 2011.

The centre designed and built by Killian Doherty funded by Architecture for Humanity, will house Esperance's activities within the commity of Kimsagara the most densely populated, disadvantaged area in central Kigali with few opportunities for young people and alarming school dropout rates.

Esperance uses football as a tool for reconciliation, but also to facilitate life skills training and education for Rwandan youth.

Thanks to Esperance, L'Ecole Primaire de Kimisagara, Three Code Construction and FAED lecture series for organising this event