Emma Miloyo

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Emma Miloyo
Born1981 (age 37–38)
ResidenceNairobi, Kenya
Alma materJomo Kenyatta University
(Bachelor of Architecture)
OccupationArchitect & Corporate Executive
Years active2007 – present
Home townNairobi
TitlePresident of the Architectural Association of Kenya
TermMarch 2017 - present
Spouse(s)(Chris Naicca)

Emma Miloyo is a Kenyan architect. She is the first female President of the Architectural Association of Kenya. She was elected to that office in March 2017.[1]

Background and education[edit]

Emma Miloyo was born and raised in Nairobi.[2] 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.[2][3]


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, Kenya's capital and Mombasa, Kenya's largest sea port.[2][3] She was a founding board member of the Konza Technology City Board.[4]

In June 2015, she was elected as Vice President of the Architectural Association of Kenya, serving in that capacity until February 2017.[2][3] She became the first female president of the Architectural Association of Kenya in March 2017.[2][3]

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).[5]


Emma Miloyo is married to Chris Naicca, a fellow architect and classmate at university. Together, they are the parents of three children.[6] Miloyo and Naicca are partners in Design Source Limited, the architectural firm they co-founded in 2007.[7]

Other considerations[edit]

Twice, once in 2011 and in 2018, Business Daily Africa, an English daily newspaper in Kenya, named Emma Miliyo, one of the Kenya Top 40 Under 40 Women.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Eisenhower Fellowships (6 October 2018). "About Emma Miloyo". Philadelphia: Eisenhower Fellowships. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Buy Rent Kenya (15 September 2017). "Meet Emma Miloyo: Kenya's First Female Architect". Nairobi: Buyrentkenya.com. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Miloyo, Emma (6 October 2018). "Emma Miloyo: President at The Architectural Association of Kenya". Linkedin.com. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  4. ^ Okuttah, Mark (14 January 2013). "Poghisio appoints Konza City board members". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  5. ^ Kahongeh, James (7 July 2017). "Mentorship will take you places..." Daily Nation. Nairobi. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  6. ^ a b Business Daily Staff (September 2018). "Top 40 Under 40 Women In Kenya 2018" (PDF). Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  7. ^ 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
Women and Power: Emma Miloyo NTV Kenya (video) May 9, 2015