The NLÉ team encompasses an inspirational and international range of high-level architectural, planning and design expertise.

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Kunlé Adeyemi
Founder NLÉ

NLÉ is led by Kunlé Adeyemi, an architect, designer and ‘urbanist’ with a track record of conceiving and completing high profile, high quality projects internationally. Born and raised in Nigeria, Adeyemi studied architecture at the University of Lagos where he began his early practice, before joining the world renowned Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in [...]

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Lisa Anderson
Executive Manager

Lisa Anderson makes things happen. For the last ten years she has worked with charities, public sector organisations and businesses managing large scale projects and generating income through dynamic business development and fundraising approaches. With a degree in International Relations and a Masters in Human Rights she has: helped to deliver cultural programmes for the [...]

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Thijs Bouman
Senior Architect, Exterior & Execution

Working as an independent architect Thijs Bouman aims to produce imaginative places, spaces and objects that transcend functionality. Through a career that started at the office of the renowned Herman Hertzberger he has worked on a variety of projects and came to put great stress on architectural form, its detailing and proper execution of his works. [...]

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Berend Strijland
Architect

After gaining professional experience at an urban design firm in the Netherlands and studies at the Chicago Graduate School of Architecture, Berend graduated from the Technical University Delft studying Architecture and Building Engineering. Berend brings a rich variety of design, representation, and technical skills to NLÉ team. Berend also works as an independent architect on [...]

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Martin Oreoluwa
Architect

Martin Oreoluwa is a graduate of architecture with degrees from Covenant University and the University of Lagos. His tenacity for hard work and self-determination is combined with creativity. He is able to face challenges with a problem solving mentality and great attitude.

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Farooq Adenugba
Architect

Farooq Adenugba is an architect with flair for creative and social conscious design. He gained his architecture degrees from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi and Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Farooq’s contribution to the team is based on his drive for social impact combined with academic and professional experience gained from Ghana, Nigeria [...]

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Marco Cestarolli
Architect

Marco Cestarolli graduated from the University IUAV of Venice, with a Master in Sustainable Architecture. Thanks to his personal experiences and his study path, he has developed a strong interest in developing countries and in the architectural possibilities that these can produce. Specifically, a part of his studies has been dedicated to the coastal cities [...]

Bethan Nelson
Architect Assistant

Laura Rokaite
Architect Assistant