Geoffrey Nyakiongora



Geoffrey Nyakiongora is a Graduate Architect from Nairobi, Kenya and a Master of Science in Architecture + Urbanism candidate at the MIT. He holds undergraduate degrees in Architecture, Architectural Studies and a graduate degree in Advanced Architectural Design from the University of California — Berkeley.

He is interested in a vast number of topics including sustainable design, simulation, architectural history, urban forms and blockchain. His work on urban forms and sustainability in Kenya led to his invitation to work with Rem Koolhaas, OMA and AMO on “Countryside: The Future” project from 2017 to 2020. His research focus on the field of countryside and rural forms and their gradual and progressive evolution over the years, led Geoffrey to be selected as one of the lead researchers and coordinators for the Kenyan team, to present their work at the Solomon R. Guggenheim in New York in the year 2020.

His research at U.C. Berkeley focused on the use of biomimicry, biomimetic systems and materials to solve issues in indoor air quality and potentially enrich natural eco-systems. Together with his team, his research won two prestigious awards, the AIA Award 2022 for Best Student Design Project and the Detail Design Award 2022 for best student project.

Geoffrey has also worked as a graduate architect and designer in a set of diverse projects in private practice in Kenya and has taught at the Department of Architecture and Building Science at the University of Nairobi and as Graduate Student Instructor at U.C. Berkeley.