• Team

Kunlé Adeyemi

Kunlé Adeyemi is an architect, designer and development researcher whose works are internationally recognised for originality and innovation. He is the founder and principal of NLÉ – an architecture, design and urbanism practice founded in 2010, for innovating cities and communities. Adeyemi’s notable works include ‘Makoko Floating School’, a groundbreaking, prototype floating structure once located […]

Berend Strijland

Berend Strijland is an architect and Associate at NLÉ. Since joining NLÉ in 2011, he has been involved in several architecture and design projects such as the Serpentine Summer House 2016, Bloomsbury Waterfront Development, ROCK – Chicago Lakefront Kiosk, Bonny Kingdom Master plan and the acclaimed Makoko Floating School in Lagos, Nigeria as well as […]

Raul Correa-Smith

Daria Borovyk

Andrea Cappiello

Lorand Krocse

Amaka Oguike

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Aga Filipowicz

Nicolò Santini

Daniel Ebitonmor

Noélie Lecoanet

Andreas Nikolopoulos

Tayo Odunlami

Francesca Cocchiara

Harry Grivokostopoulos

Valerie Lenikus



Karien Hofhuis

Karien Hofhuis is an urban planner with a keen interest in urban strategies which facilitate a socially just and sustainable development of space and has conducted research and advocacy projects using Geo-spatial mapping tools within the divided communities of Jerusalem and Belfast. Karien’s unique multidisciplinary background in strategic design, marketing and communication make her an […]

Farooq Adenugba

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 […]

Marco Cestarolli

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

Bethan Nelson is an integral part of the NLÉ team; possessing exemplary conceptualisation, graphic communication and organisational skills, along with a strong creative flair. While attaining her undergraduate degree in Architecture at the University of Lincoln she gained a strong curiosity for the social milieu within our cities; thus feeding her passion for user-based design, […]

Stefanie Theuretzbacher

Stefanie Theuretzbacher positions herself within the intersection of various territories, reacting to spatial diversity and cultural vibrancy with architecture and urban interventions. After graduating from the University of Applied Arts Vienna and working for different architectural firms in Austria, she shifted her professional focus to the African continent. Simultaneously she has been involved in urban […]

Laura Rokaite

Laura finished International Baccalaureate Diploma programme in her hometown Vilnius in Lithuania. After choosing to study abroad she graduated with BSc in Architecture from the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University in the UK. Laura is interested in the relationship between people and architecture, especially in the developing regions, and she had a chance to […]

Nifemi Bello

A highly skilled and award winning Product Design Masters graduate. Many of my previous projects have included reducing and taking into consideration manufacturing costs, sustainability and lifecycle of products. This approach won me the “Potential for Social Change Award” at the University of Leeds, Product Design Degree Show 2012 and also an invitation to participate in the 2012 New Designers Show.

Beryl Boonzaaier

Annalisa Moser

Olina Terzi

Takahiro Yonezu

Lisa Anderson

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 […]

Martin Oreoluwa

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.

Segun Omodele

Segun Omodele is an architect with hands on experience in the Nigerian building and construction industry. He studied at Yaba College of Technology where he obtained his OND in Architecture before advancing to the School of Architecture, University of Lagos, where he obtained his B.E.S(Hons) and B.Arch in Architecture & Design. He worked with Ade […]

Monica Velasco

Thijs Bouman

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. […]

Chryso Onisiforou

Rafe Copeland

Marije Nederveen

Charlotte van Leeuwen

Matteo Soru

Patricia Capanema Fernandes

Ilkka Ala-Fossi