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  • 7th Floor NB Building,
    infront of Yeshi Coffee
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • phone: +251 (011) 123-45-67
    fax: +251 (011) 123-45-67
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Managing Partner - Brook Tefera, Architect

Brook Tefera is a registered Practicing Architect practicing architecture since 2004 in Ethiopia. He has been involved in the complete design, supervision and contract administration of different buildings including residential, commercial and industrial nature. His most recent buildings include the Convention Centre and Councils Office Building Complex for the Amhara National Regional State in Bahirdar, the Hope University College and the Black Lion Hospital Kitchen projects in Addis Ababa. He was awarded the second prize for the architectural and landscaping design competition for the Meskel Square in Addis Ababa in 2010. He was an active team member representing Abba Architects in the University Capacity Building Program (UCBP) organized by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Ministry of Capacity Building (MOCB). He was involved in the Master plans of the different Universities as well as the dormitory and cafeteria building designs. His experience ranges from exploring the Cost Efficient Design (CED) methodologies to the Construction management of different projects.

Brook has an extensive experience working with foreign architectural firms. He is the project architect for Yemreha Apartments and SPA complex; a building complex developed in collaboration with Koffi + Diabate Architects from Ivory Coast and DOS Architects from London, U.K. He was the team leader for the competition entry of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) Headquarters building in collaboration with SeARCH, an AGA KHAN award winning company from the Netherlands in 2009. The entry won a Special Honourable Mention.


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