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Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe is the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration) of Makerere University. Prior to that, he was the Principal of the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (2009-2013), Dean of Faculty of Technology (2002-2009) and Head of the Department of Architecture from its inception in 1989 to 2002. He has chaired several University committees, including the University Research, Administrative and Financial Reforms Committee. Prof. Nawangwe has supervised several Masters and PhD students. He has presented numerous papers at local and international conferences and published several articles in internationally reviewed journals and books. He has also been author to a number of research reports.
Prof. Nawangwe is currently external Examiner at Nairobi University, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and Oslo School of Architecture.
Professor Nawangwe is a founder member and the National Coordinator of the Innovation Systems and Innovative Clusters Programme for Uganda. This programme seeks to utilise the synergies of the triple helix (government, academia and business) to make Uganda’s businesses, especially SMEs more competitive nationally, regionally and globally. He was elected the first Chairman of the Council of the Pan-African Competitiveness Forum (PACF) in 2008. He is also a Board member of The Competitiveness Institute (TCI).
Professor Nawangwe is a Registered Professional Architect, and has worked widely as a consulting Architect in Uganda and beyond. He is Chairman of the Architects Registration Board and a Past President of the Uganda Society of Architects. He has been responsible for the bulk of the rehabilitation and development work at Makerere University over the last twenty years. He has a long experience in architectural design, physical planning, and interior design. He has been lead consultant on several projects both in Uganda and internationally. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Head, Architecture Division of Technology Consults Limited. Prof. Nawangwe has been elected an honorary member of the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers.
|1970-1975||Busoga College, Mwiri||EACE & EAACE|
|1976-1983||Kiev Institute of Building Technology||M.Sc. (Architecture)|
|1985-1989||Kiev Institute of Building Technology||Ph.D|
|1998||Makerere University||Certificate, Management Course for Young Professionals|
|1997||Makerere University||Certificate of Attendance, Management Development Programme on Project Planning and Management|
|2005||VINNOVA||Cluster Facilitators Certificate|
- Ag. Principal, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology, Mak (2010 -)
- Appointed Professor, Department of Architecture (2004)
- Dean, Faculty of Technology, Makerere University (2003 - 2010)
- Associate Dean, Faculty of Technology (2000-2002)
- Head of Department of Architecture, (1987 – 2002)
- Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture (1996 -2004)
- Lecturer, Department of Architecture (1987-1996)
- Tutorial fellow, Kiev Institute of Building Sciences (1983-1986)
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC ORGANISATIONS
- Chairman, Architects Registration Board
- Member, Uganda Society of Architects
- Registered Architect (No. 005)
- Member, Practice Committee, International Union of Architects (No.153)
- Member, African Association of Planners
- Honorary member, Uganda Society of Professional Engineers
- Member, the Uganda Society
- Member, Board of Graduate Studies, Makerere University
- Member, Examinations Committee, Makerere Universities
- Member, Makerere University Senate
- Member, Uganda National Council of Science and Technology
- Member, Estates and Works Committee of Makerere University Council
- Member, International Association of People-Environment Studies (IAPS)
- Member, International Association for Housing Science
PAST AND PRESENT PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
- Past President, Uganda Society of Architects
- Honorary Secretary, Uganda Association for Housing Science
- Chairman. Architects Registration Board.
- Coordinator, Southern and Eastern Africa Research Cooperation for Habitat (SEARCH)
- Chairman, Research Collaboration for the Universities of Dar es Salaam, Eduardo Mondlane and Makerere (Sida/SAREC supported)
- Chairman, Physical Sciences Committee, Uganda National Council of Science and Technology
- External Examiner, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology
- External Examiner, University College of Lands and Architectural Studies, University of Dar es Salaam
- Chairman, Organising Committee for the 2004 Makerere University Stakeholders’ conference
- Chief Examiner, Uganda Society of Architects
- Coordinator, Innovation Systems and Innovative Clusters Programme, Uganda
- Alternate Chair, Sida/SAREC Steering Committee (VC is Chair)
- Chairman, University Research, Administrative and Financial Reform Committee
- Board member, The Competitiveness Institute (TCI)
- Chairman of Council of the Pan-African Competitiveness Forum (PACF)
- Chairman, Committee on Irregularities in the Mature Age Admissions at Makerere University
- Ag. DVC (AA) of Makerere University on several occasions
- Patron, Busia District Students Development Association
- Patron, Sirwa Development Association
- Member, Board of Governors, Syanyonja Primary School, Busia District
- Chairman, Board of Governors, St. Barnabas Academy, Wakiso
- Member, Church of Uganda Busia Archdeaconry Synod
- Member, Board of Trustees, East African Institute of Architects
- Member, Board of Trustees, Uganda Gatsby Trust
- Chairman, Gatsby Uganda Limited
- Coordinator, Innovation Systems and Innovative Clusters, Uganda
CONFERENCES ATTENDED/CONVENED (since 1996)
|1996, April||Commonwealth Architects Association Conference, Mauritius|
|1996, October||International Conference on Housing, Trivendrum, India|
|1997, March||International Conference on Rehabilitation of War-torn Cities, Beirut, Lebanon|
|1997, April||International Conference on Urbanisation, Environment and Sustainable Development, Goa, India|
|1997, September||International Conference on Green Architecture, Nairobi, Kenya|
|1997, October||Convener, 2nd International Conference on Urbanisation and Sustainable Development, Kampala|
|1998, September||International Conference on Architectural Education in Africa, Cape Town, South Africa|
|1999, June||International Union of Architects Conference, Beijing, China|
|1999, October||International Conference on Urban Infrastructure, Rome, Italy|
|2000, January||Convener, 1st Regional Conference of Heads of Schools of Architecture, Makerere University|
|2000, December||Convener, 3rd International Conference on Urbanisation and Sustainable Development, Kampala, Uganda|
|2001, February||Convener, 2nd Regional Conference of Heads of Schools of Architecture held in Nairobi|
|2001, October||Conference of the Association of Nordic Schools of Architecture (NOFUA), Copenhagen, Denmark|
|2002, July||Conference of the International Association of People-Environment Studies, La Coruna, Spain|
|2003, September||Conference on Housing Research Methodologies, Stockholm, Sweden|
|2004, February||Conference on Innovation Systems and Innovative Clusters, Bagamoyo, Tanzania.|
|2005 October||TCI Conference, Hong Kong|
|2005||Conference on Innovation Systems and Innovative Clusters, Jinja Uganda.|
|2006||TCI Conference, Lyon, France|
|2006, July||Conference on Innovation Systems and Innovative Clusters, Dar es Salaam,|
|2006, July||Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology, Makerere|
|2006 September||Conference of the International Association of Housing Science, Pretoria|
|2006 July||Conference on Architectural Modernism in Eastern Africa, Dar-es-Salaam|
|2007 December||Conference on Innovation Systems and Innovative Clusters, Kampala, Uganda.|
|2007||TCI Conference, Portland, Oregon, USA|
|2007 December||Conference on Collaborative Research for Technological Development|
|2007 September||Conference of the International Housing Association, Melbourne|
|2007 July||Conference on Modern African Architecture, Kumasi, Ghana|
|2007 July||UNESCO General Assembly, Paris|
|2008 August||Conference on Energy and Climate Change, Bangkok, Thailand|
|2008 April||4th African Regional Conference on Engineering Education, Dar es Salaam|
|2008 May||Pre-Sullivan Summit Conference on Science and Technology in Africa, Arusha, Tanzania|
|2008 April||First Pan African Competitiveness Forum, Addis Ababa|
|2008 October||10th Conference of the Competitiveness Institute (TCI), Cape town|
|2008 December||1st European-African Forum on Climate Innovation, Carlshamn, Sweden|
|2008, December||International Conference on Housing, Urban Poverty and Environment, Jinja|
|2009, August||Conference on Use of Bamboo in Modern Building, Bogota, Colombia|
|2009, September||African Perspectives Conference. A conference on African Architecture , Pretoria|
|2010, April||Conference on Sustainable Energy, Bangkok|
|2010, December||12th conference of The Competitiveness Institute, Delhi|
|2011, January||Conference on Advances in Technology (AET 2011), Entebbe, Uganda|
|2011, February||3rd conference of the Pan African Competitiveness Institute, Entebbe, Uganda|
SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
Supervised 5 PhD, 5 Masters and 5 postgraduate diploma students to completion. The PhD students were Alan Birabi, Steven Mukiibi, Tom Sanya, Assumpta Nnaggenda Musana and Ian Senkatuka.
- “A Philosophy and Vision of African Architectural Education”, a paper presented to the Heads of African Schools of Architecture Confrence, Lagos, 7th-8th March 1991.
- “Urban Design and Housing, a Course Manual for Master of Physical Planning”, Kampala, 1993
- “The Land Tenure Systems and development Controls in the East African Countries”, a paper presented at, and published the proceedings of the 21st International Association of Housing Science, World Housing Congress, Cape Town, 10-14 May, 1993.
- “Learning From vernacaular Architecture”, a paper presented at an international conference: Housing Workshop 93 , August 1993, Kampala.
- “Environmental Response in the Vernacular Architecture of Uganda”, a paper presented at, and published in the proceedings of, the International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technology, Singapore, December 1994.
- “The Challenges of Modern Housing versus Vernacular Architecture”, a paper presented at the All Africa Conference “Africa 2000 – Towards the Millenium”, on architectural education, Cape Town, April, 1995.
- “Vernacular Architecture Series”, a publication on research in the Vernacular Architecture of Uganda by the Makerere University Department of Architecture, Makerere 1994- 1999:
- Vol. 1 Part 1: “The Ancient Palaces of Buganda”
- Vol. 2 No.1: “The Mud Houses of the Gisu of Eastern Uganda”
- Vol. 2 No. 2: “The Traditional Ganda Homestead 1”
- Vol. 2 No. 3: “The Traditional Ganda Homestaed 2”
- Vol. 2 No. 4: “The Traditional Rubare Homestead”
- Vol. 2 No. 5: “The Traditional Soga Homestead”
- Vol. 2 No. 6: “The Traditional Teso homestead”
- Vol. 2 No. 7: “The Traditional Hima Homestead”
- Vol. 2 No. 8: “The Traditional Ngoni homestead”
- “Lessons for Environmental Design in African Vernacular Architecture”, a paper presented to the Commonwealth Association of Architects Conference, Mauritius, April 1996.
- “Cultural Heritage in Modern Housing”, a paper presented at the International Conference on Housing, Trivendrum, India, October 1996.
- “Boundary walls as a Reaction to Insecurity”, a paper presented at the International Conference on War-torn Cities, Beirut, Lebanon, March 1997.
- “As Green As Vernacular”, a paper presented to the International Conference on Green Architecture, Nairobi, September 1997.
- “Sustainability and Vernacular”, a paper presented to the International Conference on Urbanisation, Environment and Sustainable Development, Goa, India, April 1997.
- “The Role of History of African Architecture”, a paper presented at the International Conference on Architectural Education in Africa, Cape Town South Africa, September 1998.
- Articles on the Vernacular Architecture of the Acoli, Soga, Gisu, Luhia and Banyarwanda, and on culture published in the Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World, edited by Paul Oliver, Cambridge University Press, 1997.
- “A Typology of School Buildings in Uganda and the Rationalisation of Building Materials”, a research report published in Kampala, 1999.
- A study of the land tenure and administrative issues in Kampala District and their effect on urban development; a report of a study,; Nawangwe et al, Kampala, August 2002
- “Environmental Lessons in Vernacular Houses of Uganda”, a paper presented to the conference of the Association of Nordic Schools of Architecture in Copenhagen, October 2001.
- “Housing and the Environment”, a paper presented to the conference of the International Association of People-Environment Studies (IAPS) at La Coruna, Spain, July 2002
- “Practice versus Theory: The Dilemma of Contemporary Housing Research Methodologies in Poor Economies – The Case of Namuwongo Slum Up-grading Project”, a paper presented at the International Conference on Housing research Methodologies, Stockholm, September 2003.
- “Modernism as a tool for development”, an article published by Nawangwe Barnabas and Vestbro Dick Urban in the journal Open House International, vol. 28.no. 3, September 2003.
- “Expressionism Versus Environmental Sustainability in Modern African Architecture”, a paper presented at the Conference on Modern Architecture, Kumasi, July 2007
- Modernism in African Architeture”, chapter in the book On Global grounds, edited by Julia Nevarez, New York, 2008
- “Lessons From Vernacular architecture For Energy Conservation in Buildings”, a paper presented to RERIC, Bangkok, August 2008
- “The Architectural Transformation of Makerere University Neighbourhoods”, Proceedings of the AET 2011 conference, January 2011, Entebbe, Uganda
B.MAJOR CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS
- Spearheaded the commencement of the architecture course at Makerere University. Together with two other colleagues, we were able to break the myth that the course of architecture could commence only with the assistance of expartriates. From a humble beginning, the Makerere School of Architecture is now recognised as one of the leading schools of architecture in Africa.
- Accreditation of the Bachelor of Architecture course at Makerere University by the Commonwealth Association of Architects in 1999. This was achieved despite the very unfavourable conditions in which the school operated. Currently the Makerere School of architecture remains among the 5 schools in Africa accredited by the Commonwealth Association of Architects.
- In the five years I have been Dean of the Faculty of Technology, by putting emphasis on team work and the use of delegation, four new degree course have been approved by Senate. These include BSC. (Quantity Surveying), BSc. (Land Economics), BSc. (Construction Management) and BSc. (Telecommunications Engineering). The Faculty has embarked on the process of developing into a diversified unit for transformation into a college.
- In recognition of my contribution to the development of the Engineering profession in Uganda, the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers elected me Honorary member of the UIPE in April 2004.
- In recognition of my contribution to knowledge in the area of vernacular architecture through co-authorship of the Encyclopedia of Vernacular architecture of the World, I was nominated by the Governing Board of editors for inclusion of my biography in the 2003/2004 edition of The Contemporary Who’s Who. In the same vain, the American Biographical Institute has invited me to become a Consulting editor of The Contemporary Who’s Who reference title.
PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANCY EXPERIENCE
Prof. Nawangwe has more than 20 years experience in the practice of architecture. After initial assignments at KievZhniep while still in the former Soviet Union, Dr Nawangwe has participated on a number of large and small architectural and planning projects in Uganda and beyond. He has been largely responsible for the physical transformation of Makerere University’s main campus. In all the assignments at Makerere University, Prof. Nawangwe has endeavoured to ensure cultural continuity while pursuing modernisation at the same time.
SOME OF THE MAJOR PROJECTS
- RENOVATION OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY MAIN BUILDING The main challenge in this assignment was the need to conserve the historic nature of the façade of the building, while at the same time replacing the rotten wooden external window shutters with more permanent material, steel. In the face of much criticism and scepticism from sections of the public and the professional fraternity, the building was renovated as designed and the historic façade was maintained.
- RENOVATION OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY MAIN LIBRARY The University main Library had for a long time experienced the problem of leakage, which was a danger to the library’s stock. The main challenge was to design a pitched roof over the large span library structure without considerably affecting its architectural outlook and that of the surrounding area. This was achieved.
- SENATE BUILDING The new massive building to house the Academic Registrar’s building was to be constructed in the proximity of the Freedom Square. The main challenge was to design a building the would not adversely affect the architectural image of the university campus, particularly the prime area surrounding the Freedom Square. This was achieved.
- NEW BUILDING FOR INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE The main challenge in this project was to design an ultra-modern facility, with all the high-tech systems near the main entrance to the university, while at the same time maintaining the architectural and historical character of the campus. This was achieved.
- NEW BUILDING FOR DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES This building, located opposite the Main Administration Building across the Freedom Square was expected to be elegant to reflect the nature of Uganda’s women and at the same time enhance the continuity of the architectural and historical character of the university campus. Both these challenges were successfully resolved.
- RENOVATION AND RE-STRUCTURING YMCA VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE AT JINJA The Uganda YMCA wanted to transform their building used as a vocational training centre into a modern conference facility. This challenging job was executed successfully.
OTHER CONSULTANCY ASSIGNMENTS
- Renovations to University Hospital; Value 50m.
- Rehabilitation of School of Education buildings; Value 200m.
- Rehabilitation and expansion of Buyama Farm; Value 300m.
- Rehabilitation of University Primary School; Value 120m.
- Rehabilitation of School of Fine Art buildings;Value 200m.
- Rehabilitation of Tutors’ College building at Mulago Hospital;Value 80m.
- Re-roofing and general renovations of Dept. of Physics building; Value 160m.
- Re-roofing and general renovation to Faculty of Social Sciences building;Value 200m.
- Proposed Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics building; Value 2.5bn.
- Extensions to University Guest House; Value 250 m.
- Economic Policy Research Centre building; Value 250 m.
- Proposed University stadium; Value 2 bn.
- National Herbarium at Makerere; Value 95m.
- Makerere Institute of Environment and Natural Resources. Value 100 m.
- Visitors’ Centre for Mt. Rwenzori National Park. Value 150 m.
- Renovation of Main Administration building; Value 200 m.
- Rehabilitation of Faculty of Technology building; 450 m.
- Temporary classroom block for Greenhill Academy; Value 450 m.
- Proposed new campus for Kampala Parents Primary School; Value 3.2 bn.
- Community Based Rehabilitation building for Makerere University; Value 250 m.
- New Building for Dept. of Forestry; Value 500 m
- Proposed Renovations to Physiology Department at Medical School; Value 50 m
- Proposed Renovations to Post Veterinary Medicine, Science block; Value 80 m.
- Proposed Warehouse for Makerere University; 200 m
- Proposed renovations to Sir Apolo Kaggwa house; Value 130 m
- Rehabilitation Dept. of Science and Technical Education. Value 300 m
- Proposed Uganda Youth Centre for Uganda Youth Forum; Value 500 bn
- New Building for Faculty of Law, Makerere University; Value 1.2 bn
- New Building for Makerere University Business School; Value 900m
- Rehabilitation of Jinja Hospital; Value 2 bn
- Extension to Kyambogo University main Building; Value 600 m
- Renovation of Lincoln Flats at Makerere University; Value 800 m
- Rehabilitation of Soroti Hospital; Value 1.8 bn
- New building for Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation,. Value 500 m
- Headquarters for Lubaga Division, Kampala; value 1.3 bn
- Rehabilitation of Bukalasa Agricultural College, Value 1.7 bn
- Proposed bus park for M/s UBOAIL in Kampala, Value $ 20 m
- New Building for Faculty of Computing at Makerere University
- New library extension at Makerere University
- New building for Faculty of Technology at Makerere University
- Golf Lane Hotel in Masaka
- Kampala Hospital at Nakasero
- Many others.