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Tatu City, SOM sponsor UoN students for study tour in London
Prof. Peter Ngau, Principal, College of Architecture and Engineering, Nick Langford, Country Head, Kenya, Rendeavour and the team of participants from the University of Nairobi in The Tatu City CBD Masterplan Design Charrette during Prize Presentation by the US Ambassador, Robert Godec.
Tatu City is sponsoring two University of Nairobi students from the Department Real Estate and Construction Management (RECM) for a two-week study tour in London.
The students, Nyaila Bonface Achieng’ and Naomy Wangari, were named the overall winners of an “ideas competition” which gave the students an opportunity to contribute to the master plan of Tatu City’s Central Business District.
The competition focused on four subjects, namely Identity, Retail Concept, Transport and Public Spaces.
“It is important for us, as an international developer, to localize our projects, and the students have provided a Kenyan view on our plans,” said Nick Langford, Country Head for Rendeavour, Tatu City’s owner and developer.
The competition was held in conjunction with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the U.S.-based architecture, engineering, and urban planning firm which has master planned the Tatu City CBD.
U.S. Ambassador Robert Godec presented the awards to the students at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi.
The two-week, all-expenses-paid study tour will allow the winning students to work alongside globally renowned master planners and architects in the offices of SOM in London.
“The levels of talent exhibited by all the students are highly commendable,” Langford said, “And for those who will not be travelling to London we are offering select opportunities for internships at Tatu City in 2017.”