Emma Miloyo

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Emma Miloyo
Born1981 (age 39–40)
NationalityKenyan
CitizenshipKenyan
Alma materJomo Kenyatta University
OccupationArchitect, Corporate Executive
Years active2007 – present
TitlePresident of the Architectural Association of Kenya
TermMarch 2017 - present
Spouse(s)Chris Naicca

Emma Miloyo is a Kenyan architect, who was reported, in 2017, to be the first woman to qualify as an architect in Kenya.[1] She served as the first female President of the Architectural Association of Kenya since 2017.[2] In October 2016, Archinect.com listed her among the five Emerging Female Architects of East Africa, in African Great Lakes region countries.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Emma Miloyo was born and raised in Nairobi.[4] She attended Loreto Msongari Primary School, before transferring to Kenya High School. She studied architecture at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2006.[4][5]

Career[edit]

As of October 2018, she was a partner at the architectural firm, Design Source, which she co-founded in January 2007, right out of university. The firm has offices in Nairobi and Mombasa.[4][5] She was a founding board member of the Konza Technology City Board.[6]

In June 2015, she was elected as Vice President of the Architectural Association of Kenya, serving in that capacity until February 2017.[3][5] She became the first female president of the Architectural Association of Kenya in March 2017.[4][5]

Emma is interested in inspiring young women to see architecture as a viable career option. In order to support young people, she volunteers her time to help girls in poverty attend school through the Ex-Bomarian Education Trust Fund and is a founding Board Member of WIRE (Women in Real Estate).[7]

Personal life[edit]

Emma Miloyo is married to Chris Naicca, a fellow architect and classmate at university. Together, they are the parents of three children.[8] Miloyo and Naicca are partners in Design Source Limited, the architectural firm they co-founded in 2007.[9]

Recognition[edit]

Business Daily Africa listed her as, one of the Business Daily Africa's Kenya's Top 40 Under 40 Women both in 2011 and 2018 [8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BuyRentKenya (15 September 2017). "Meet Emma Miloyo: Kenya's First Female Architect". Nairobi: BuyRentKenya.com. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  2. ^ Eisenhower Fellowships (6 October 2018). "About Emma Miloyo". Philadelphia: Eisenhower Fellowships. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b Hannah Wood (16 October 2019). "The Emerging Female Architects of East Africa". Los Angeles, California, United States: Archinect.com. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d Buy Rent Kenya (15 September 2017). "Meet Emma Miloyo: Kenya's First Female Architect". Nairobi: Buyrentkenya.com. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d Miloyo, Emma (6 October 2018). "Emma Miloyo: President at The Architectural Association of Kenya". Linkedin.com. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  6. ^ Okuttah, Mark (14 January 2013). "Poghisio appoints Konza City board members". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  7. ^ Kahongeh, James (7 July 2017). "Mentorship will take you places..." Daily Nation. Nairobi. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  8. ^ a b Business Daily Staff (September 2018). "Top 40 Under 40 Women In Kenya 2018" (PDF). Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  9. ^ JAA (28 March 2017). "Emma Miloyo: Part 28 of a month-long celebration of Women's History Month". Matters of Taste. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

External links[edit]

External video
video icon Women and Power: Emma Miloyo NTV Kenya (video) May 9, 2015