African Design Magazine August 2016 - Page 12

doreen adengo Adengo Architects, an architecture and urbanism practice, is grounded in research and multidisciplinary collaboration. Recent projects have focused on affordable housing in Kampala, Uganda. The firm is led by Doreen Adengo, a Ugandan architect based in Kampala. A fter completing her undergraduate and graduate studies at the Catholic University and Yale, respectively, she worked in London, Washington DC, and New York for Adjaye Associates, Robert A. M. Stern Architects, Ellerbe Becket, and Gruzen Samton Architects. She has taught at The New School and Pratt Institute in New York and the Makerere University in Kampala. She is currently a part-time lecturer at the Faculty for the Built Environment at Uganda Martyrs University and a visiting critic at the University of Johannesburg’s Graduate School of Architecture. Like her design work, Doreen Adengo’s teaching practice relies on interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. She has taught classes on African urbanism as part of the Uganda International Field Program at The New School, along with design studio and drawing at Pratt Institute. “My thoughts on African architecture: Are we really considering how people live and are we designing for that?” – Doreen Adengo, Adengo Architects 12