Articles

Blog

Featured Article

What The Future Holds for Architecture in Uganda

By Frank Morris Matovu

The Kibugambata Community Village project
The Kibugambata Community Village project
Informal settlements have become a defining element of most urban regions of in developing countries on the continent today. With almost a sixth of the world population living in informal settlements...
The society mourns Arch Joel Kateregga
The society mourns Arch Joel Kateregga
On behalf of the Architects fraternity, the President, Uganda Society of Architects and the Chairman, Architects Registration Board extend heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and in-laws of the Late Architect...
15 of Uganda’s Heritage Buildings
15 of Uganda’s Heritage Buildings
The question of heritage is something, that I think still needs to be defined. Who is to say what building represents the heritage of Ugandans? The thing is, for a piece...
15 of Uganda’s Heritage Buildings (Part 2)
15 of Uganda’s Heritage Buildings (Part 2)
Bahai Temple The Bahai temple is an interesting piece of architecture. Seated atop a hill, the temple is a reflection of the peaceful virtues of the Bahai faith. The interior detailing...
RIP David Kalemera
RIP David Kalemera
The fraternity is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own: David Kalemera. An alumni of Makerere University Department of Architecture and Physical Planning, he was a graduate architect...
The New USA Leadership Team
The New USA Leadership Team
 As we end a year of intense work, with great shared moments, I want to thank you all for electing me as your president, together with the 19th council. We do...
Dear Architects Part 2
Dear Architects Part 2
Dear Architects, In your opinion, what can be done to attempt to enforce the scale of fees for architects in Uganda: and not just that of architects, many graduate architects are...
Dear Architects Part 1
Dear Architects Part 1
 Dear Architects, Why aren’t there as many Partnership firms in the country as there are Sole practitioner firms?  Other professionals, like lawyers tend to pair-up or triple-up. Is it much harder...
Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys
Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys
(an article on the attitude towards the unemployment issue of graduate architects today, featuring one architect’s probable solution to the problem.) It’s no secret that there is a rise in the...
Low-cost Housing, Minazi Project
Low-cost Housing, Minazi Project
Project: Minazi Low Cost Housing, Rwanda Design team:    Kubwimana Patrick, Mutuyimana Josue, Murindangabo Lambert (Year III, University of Rwanda, School of Architecture and the Built Environment.) Project Overview: The site...
A Word That Carries A Heavy Load: ‘Name’
A Word That Carries A Heavy Load: ‘Name’
Having come across much about names, I began to wonder what exactly a name is.  I thought I knew, but the more I pondered the more confused I became.  Phrases like “in...