|Born||1981 (age 39–40)|
|Alma mater||Jomo Kenyatta University|
|Occupation||Architect, Corporate Executive|
|Years active||2007 – present|
|Title||President of the Architectural Association of Kenya|
|Term||March 2017 - present|
Emma Miloyo is a Kenyan architect, who was reported, in 2017, to be the first woman to qualify as an architect in Kenya. She served as the first female President of the Architectural Association of Kenya since 2017. In October 2016, Archinect.com listed her among the five Emerging Female Architects of East Africa, in African Great Lakes region countries.
Early life and education
Emma Miloyo was born and raised in Nairobi. 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.
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. She was a founding board member of the Konza Technology City Board.
In June 2015, she was elected as Vice President of the Architectural Association of Kenya, serving in that capacity until February 2017. She became the first female president of the Architectural Association of Kenya in March 2017.
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).
Emma Miloyo is married to Chris Naicca, a fellow architect and classmate at university. Together, they are the parents of three children. Miloyo and Naicca are partners in Design Source Limited, the architectural firm they co-founded in 2007.
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|Women and Power: Emma Miloyo NTV Kenya (video) May 9, 2015|