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TRIAD ARCHITECTS

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Architectural Innovators Triad Architects prides itself on the experience gained during the past 53 years, which have gained it the status of a proud and innovative leader in the industry Writer: Phoebe Calver | Project Manager: Kane Weller

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riad Architects’ design experience is as wide ranging and innovative as would be expected of a practice with well over 3,900 projects under its belt. Since formation in 1963 it has been firmly placed at the forefront of the architectural profession in Kenya and East Africa. The Triad office has become embedded in Nairobi’s history, having been located in its present address since 1963, where it houses a team of architects, interior designers, architectural assistants, construction managers, project secretaries,

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accountants, IT managers and various support staff who make up the team. The well established Triad Nairobi retains active associations with the practices in Kampala, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, London, Kigali and Chicago, all of which are unified by the mission to provide innovative and creative architectural solutions. During the 50 years since formation, Triad has successfully designed and delivered nearly 4,000 projects in a wide range of typologies - no mean feat in such a competitive industry including master plans, hotels, office and urban developments, residential, shopping malls, industrial and

corporate interior projects. “We pride ourselves on the maintenance of a clear corporate governance structure, becoming the first Kenyan architectural practice to attain ISO certification in the year 2000,” begins Julius Kibwage, Partner at Triad Architects. “There is a great amount of pride in the team of experienced, technically qualified and highly trained staff we have developed over the years, and they are the key to the success of both our Company and the projects we undertake.” The unrivalled quality of Triad’s projects bear testimony to the standards of the Company, guaranteeing quality in

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ince 1987, MML’s business has remained innovative and driven value, while maximising returns for its clients. Our experience in the market speaks for itself, having managed projects in East Africa in the past 30 years. MML stands out for its dedicated team of experienced project and construction managers who got diverse knowledge and expertise, drawn from their experiences across global markets. We are known for our quality end-to-end services covering: • Project & construction management • Commercial fit-outs • Project financial control

Over the years, schools and educational buildings have formed a key part of Triad’s portfolio

design, programming, cost-control and the effective management of contracts. “Triad employs architects of the highest calibre to maintain these standards and ensure that in-service training is used to develop the skill level of all staff,” explains Kibwage. “The collaboration with other overseas professionals over the years has ensured that our staff have enjoyed the benefits of technology transfer during various large-scale projects, to be harnessed in future developments.”

Blossoming projects

Over the years, schools and educational buildings have formed a key part of Triad’s portfolio, including university buildings, teacher training colleges and primary and secondary schools. A couple of particularly prominent projects in education have included primary teacher training facilities at Narok and Murang’a in Kenya, and new facilities for Peponi Preparatory and Secondary School.

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The collaboration with other overseas professionals over the years has ensured that our staff have enjoyed the benefits of technology transfer during various largescale projects, to be harnessed in future developments

MML’S partnership with Actis, subSaharan Africa’s most experienced private equity real estate investor, has enhanced our business positioning as an end-to-end project management services provider in Ghana, Nigeria, Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. All this, combined with a diverse array of strategies has given MML the staying power as a market leader in project management. “We look at the best in other markets, globally; analyse and see how we can build up on the ideas, refine and tailor them to address the unique needs of our customers,” shares John Rogers, Managing Director. “We have a lot of projects that we are working on for the year, so for us it will not slow down, says Rogers. Some of our major projects include: Garden City, Brookhouse School, Village Market, Cavendish Uganda, and Bunju Heights in Tanzania.”

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TURNING VISION INTO REALITY

• Project & Construction Managers • Interiors • Project Financial Control

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MML is proud to be an investee company of Actis, an emerging markets fund manager with unparalleled investing experience in Africa.

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Other institutional work has included 12 administration complexes for Kenya Wildlife Service throughout Kenya, a new pharmaceutical distribution centre for the Joint Medical Store in Uganda, and the Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Hospital at Kikuyu for the Medical Benevolence Foundation of America. “We have been blessed with the ability to work with some huge industry names since the Company opened its doors,” continues Kibwage. “Working on the developments for one of the largest malls in Eastern Africa - Garden City, and regional headquarter complexes of corporates like UAP-Old Mutual Group, Barclays Bank Kenya, De la Rue Plc, Britam Insurance and Sanlam - our projects have blossomed in size and expanded in the markets we wish to work in.” The Company’s design skills have extended to hotels and refurbishments, including such

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Britam serviced apartments

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axmanbhai Construction Ltd is a prominent contractor in East Africa - drawing on more than 60 years of experience in the building, financing and development of major projects. The Company has a remarkable position in the East African, Indian and UK construction and property markets, with a proven track record and capability to deliver end-to-end construction and property solutions across a broad range of sectors. The Company are committed to creating structures that endure the test of time by integrating the latest sustainable designs and distinctive construction techniques to deliver excellence and quality on all our projects. T +254 20 2498 623

Triad has completed numerous works for reputed clients

projects as Severin Sea Lodge and other refurbishment works including the reconstruction of the Ministry of Finance, Treasury and the IPS building in Kampala. Kibwage adds: “Similarly to the amount of work involving educational institutions, the interior design of both offices and banks forms a large proportion of Triad’s workload, including well-known companies and organisations such as Shell, Barclays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and World Bank.”

Mark of quality

It is no surprise, considering Triad’s long-established history, deep knowledge of local industry, and delivery of functional, economical and environmentally responsive solutions, that it is one of a few firms to have attained and maintained ISO registration. Kibwage affirms: “We achieved ISO

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9000 certification in June, 2000, after a particularly hard year of training and preparation, making us the first architectural practice located in East Africa to obtain this accolade.” Since its original certification, Triad has obtained re-certification six times, each time updating its systems to meet the highest possible standards in the industry, fitting of its skill and precision as a Company. “In May, 2016 when we became the first organisation in Kenya to be recertified on the ISO 9001:2015 standard, it was both a timely and firm confirmation of Triad’s long standing tenets on leadership, planning and a well-appointed organisational structure which are pivotal to the success of all projects,” explains Kibwage. “We are incredibly committed to maintaining this mark of quality as a demonstration of Triad’s dedication to consistency in providing quality services that meet our clients’ requirements.”


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to be the Africa HQ of Avic International, while the 35 storey hotel tower will be under the operation of Marriot Hotels.” On a slightly smaller scale, the Britam Tower is nearing completion in the Upper Hill area of Nairobi and is a commercial investment from British American Insurance Company - one of the leading insurance companies in Capitalise on opportunities Kenya - and when completed, the tower will stand at 31 storeys, with an area of The Company has a long and exciting list of projects which are both taking 31,500 square metres of office space. place at present and in the pipeline; “Our commitment is not limited all of which perfectly demonstrate the simply to the architecture industry, and Company’s aptitude for taking on a of course within those parameters we wide variety of jobs. try to capitalise on opportunities to “The Avic Headquarters has been a work on projects which will best benefit very exciting project for the Company the community we have worked in for to work on, as a mixed development so many years,” concludes Kibwage. project that will comprise offices, a “Looking forward we are excited to hotel and apartments which are to be progress with regional expansion, located along Chiromo Road in Nairobi,” developing active offices in various East Kibwage says. “It is a large project and African capitals and more of a presence has huge potential due in part to the in Southern and Western Africa; making companies we are working with on it. for a very exciting next few years for our The 43 storey office tower is proposed Company.”

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Triad Architects Triad House 83 Muthaiga Road Tel: +254 20 4049651/4 +254 20 4049644 W: +254 20 2320146 +254 20 8091114/5 M: +254 722 708632 +254 722 208302 +254 734 246643 info@triad.co.ke

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