Elections were recently held for the position of the International Regions representative to the College of Fellows. This is a 3-year appointment beginning in January 2019. The IR’s new representative is Samuel Óghale Oboh (Sam), FAIA, FRAIC based in Alberta, Canada. He takes over from Stephan Reinke, FAIA, RIBA who was based in London.
Sam is a Principal | Vice President of AECOM Canada Architects Limited (a Fortune 500 Company) and the 2015 President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). With an expansive career spanning over 25 years, Sam has successfully designed, managed and led several significant high-profile projects in Canada and Southern Africa.
As a Presidential Medal recipient and a distinguished Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Sam is currently leading the design of the highly anticipated multi million-dollar African Cultural Centre in Edmonton – Canada (in collaboration with Berlin-based architect Francis Kéré) and he is also the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Botswana in Canada.