Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

RAIC New Member Spotlight: Temitayo Ajibade, MRAIC

 

Temitayo Ajibade is an intern architect registered with the Alberta Association of Architects in Canada. He attended the University of Lagos, Nigeria where he graduated with a Masters in Environmental Design in 2016 after obtaining a first class in Bachelor of Architecture degree.

With experience in various projects such as multi-residential, hospitality and educational, he emigrated to Canada in June of 2018 and later joined FarMor Architecture in Calgary. The firm has contributed to his professional advancement and presented him with an opportunity to work in an inclusive, enabling, positive and collaborative team.

One of the projects he is currently working on with the team is the A-Omega Personal Care Building located in southwestern Calgary. The project is a unique assisted living building. It is designed to create a paradigm shift in the stereotype of such buildings which are typically tight, claustrophobic, and lacking in accessibility to comfortably accommodate residents that require barrier-free access to basic amenities and communal areas.

It will have 40 accessible units, with every five units equipped with communal living, kitchen, and dining areas. This facility also emphasizes the importance of access to outdoor spaces such as balconies and roof gardens to enhance the lifestyle of the residents.

Temitayo enjoys travelling, meeting new people, and engaging in activities that add value to humanity. He balances his professional responsibilities by volunteering with the Mustard Seed and Habitat for Humanity.