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Architecture in Developing Countries: A Resource

The design and construction of appropriate, low-cost buildings for education and health in rural areas of the developing world.

Nigel Wakeham is an architect who lived for 23 years in Southern and West Africa and the SW Pacific working on education, health and other projects.  He has since worked for over 20 years as a consultant for national governments and agencies such as the World Bank, DFID, ADB and AfDB on the implementation of the construction components of education and health projects in many countries in the developing world.​

​The objective of this website will be to provide the benefit of more than 45 years of experience of working in developing countries to architects and other construction professionals involved in the design and construction of appropriate, low-cost buildings for education and health. It will provide reference material from the projects that Nigel has worked on and technical information on the design, construction and maintenance of educational and health facilities and other relevant topics and these will be added to from time to time. 


Descriptions, drawings and photographs of construction projects that Nigel has implemented or managed as a consultant are shown in the projects section.

Information on topics such as maintenance, sanitation, education and health facilities will be provided in the ‘Resources’ section and will be added to from time to time.

Recent Articles in the Journal

Topics raised during visits to ongoing construction projects and to buildings of note will be discussed in the ‘Journal’.

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