Firm that has changed East Africa's skyline
Their name, Triad Architects, is imprinted in Nairobi’s skyline in the form of buildings like Times Tower, Parliament buildings, and Barclays Plaza. Most architectural firms are based on the spirit of partnerships. They could be referred to as the architects with a Midas touch.
“When those individuals retire or opt out, most firms usually collapse. But, what has kept Triad going is the trend that our founding partners set: That of training young partners to take over.
We will retire and you will find the younger partners ready to take over,” Mr Julius Kibwage, one of the firm’s partners, told Smart Company in an interview. Beside their abilities to run the company, younger architects have to buy shares into the firm for them to become partners.
This often happens when the younger partners buy out the older ones. Mr Kibwage joined as a partner in 1998, having worked his way up from entry level to management and says the firm has been in the frontline of the architectural industry in East Africa and has undertaken over 1,000 projects since its setting up.
“We believe we are among the top three or four leading architectural firms in the country,” he said.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Daily NationSimilar Stories