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HELLO EVERYONE! I am pleased to share a brief self introduction and professional journey.

My name is UMAR FAROUQ UMAR, a proud grandson of “UMAR, GALADIMAN YULI” of YULI (“KBÁGWAYANG”) a JARAWA village in BASHAR CHIEFDOM of WASE LGA, PLATEAU STATE. An Architectural Technologist, Project Manager, AFROCENTRIC DESIGNER based in the city of Kaduna Nigeria. I received formal Architectural training from THE FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC BAUCHI, where I acquired the HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND) in Architectural Technology. Now practicing on the field as a construction worker with some training in PROJECT AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT, and ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY. 
At my leisure time, I read and watch documentaries, I am pretty QUIET and only talk when it is absolutely necessary, DON’T BE SURPRISED YOU FIND ME QUIET IN COMPANY OF “NEW” FRIENDS.

Architecture to me is a means of self-expression, it amplifies the secret ideas I have about my immediate environment those that cannot be expressed by words. CULTURE and TRADITIONS, RELIGIONS and WAYS HUMANS SOCIALIZES can be conceived and be depicted most beautifully on paper translated into reality and be identified by those who claim ownership. IN SHORT ARCHITECTURE HELPS ME TO CROSS BOUNDARIES learn from diverse human culture and allow me to communicate with them in a way they can’t say no. "Of the best way you reach to the soul of a man is to speak to him in his own language"

It has always been instincts deep down my soul that tell me, the logic and science of Architecture we learn in school are far from the truth we inherited. My subconscious mind knew, I surrender to ideas alien to my identity, in a manner belittle the beauty and awareness of my cultural edifice. CPDI AFRICA has just woke me up to the realization of what I missed all along, which is being my true self. Proudly mentored by the most distinguished Afrocentric Architects in the world, in a 10 weeks journey of self-remodeling, in company of the brightest group of interns determined to change the narrative of AFRICA'S LOST GLORY by defining a language of Architecture we can call our own.


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