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« Dr. Kibue is currently undertaking, with faculty members, a research on Post Occupancy
Evaluation (POE) of slum upgrading projects entitled ‘A comparative study between self-help
initiatives and government sponsored initiatives’, which is funded by the National Commission for
Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI). This research is at the report writing stage.
Other researches include Re-development of Toi Market, in collaboration with Zone Onlus and
Pamoja Trust at the initial stages. Research interests include housing and human settlement aspects
for low-income urban dwellers, and studies of methods and technologies that can avert the situation.
Kibue S.N., Muchogu J.W., Maiba B.A., Ondieki J.K. Nthiwa C.W., (2013) Open Spaces and
Circulation Planning for Informal Settlement Upgrading Projects. SABS Conference, October 2013,
-Kibue S.N, Muchogu J.W., Maiba B.A., Ondieki J.K., Nthiwa C.W., (2013) Construction Materials
for the Urban Poor. SABS Conference October 2013, Juja.
-Nthiwa C.W., Mugwima B.N., Kibue S.N., (2013) Influence of Physical Characteristics of Edges
on Activities of Public Urban open spaces: A Case of Mombasa Town Public Open Spaces. SABS
Conference October 2013, Juja.
-Kibue S.N. (2007) Acceptability of Earth as a Construction Material: Case of Nairobi. Seminar on
Earth Architecture, Aveiro, Portugal October 2007. Published in Conference proceedings.
– Kibue S.N, (2007) Challenges of Female Architectural Students at JKUAT. Unpublished paper,
Women in Architecture Workshop, University of Dar-es-Salaam, May 2007.
– Kibue S.N, (2007) Urban Design and Housing in Nairobi and Public space needs in Informal
Settlements. World Social Forum. 22nd January 2007»
Conferences «School of Architecture and Building Science Conference 2013, Juja, Seminar on Earth
Architecture, Aveiro Portugal, Workshop, University of Dar-es-salaam, World Social Forum,
Expertise «Architectural Design, Human Settlements, Environmental Behaviour Research»
Awards «Commonwealth Scholarship for Ph.D.»
Sitha received her architectural education from the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow, Scotland. She spent her year out in Oslo Norway and on graduating in 1999 moved there to work for HRTB Architects. Whilst taking Urbanism Studies at the university of Oslo she was involved in a number of projects including the Engersand Harbour Project and Munkvoll Elderly Care Centre.
In 2006 she returned to her home country Botswana and established her own practice Moralo Designs (Pty) Ltd in Gaborone. Since then she has been a key participant in the Environmental Design Guidelines for Setlhoa Village in Gaborone and has developed designs for a mining operator’s village in Jwaneng. This has involved the integrated design of housing, communal facilities and recreational facilities for the company. She has also been involved in a feasibility study for a teaching hospital in Juba, Sudan.
Awards and Exhibitions;
– 1999 Glasgow School of Art Representative to Scottish Woman of the Year Award
– 1996 Skye Project, Participated in local exhibition in Skye
– 1996 Barcelona Project, Participate in exhibition at Barcelona University
Sitha has served on the Architects Association of Botswana Executive Committee for several terms and now sits as Vice Chairperson of the Architect’s Registration Council of Botswana. She has taught at the University of Botswana Architecture Programme and since leaving the University has been Chair of the Accreditation Advisory Committee for the Architecture Program. She is a member of:
– Architects Association of Botswana
– Botswana Institute of Development Professionals
– Norwegian Association of Architects.
Sitha is a CAA Validation panellist and recently participated on school visits in South Africa.
Jayantha has had close links with CAA since 2007 when he first attended the CAA General Assembly in Melbourne, Australia as President of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA). It was here that he made a successful bid to host and then acted as the National Convener for the CAA Conference and General Assembly in 2010 in Colombo,
Jayantha has been involved in ARCASIA (Architects regional Council Asia), first as the Chairman of the Board of Architectural Education of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects during the period 2003 / 2004 when he attended and contributed to the Bangladesh and Macau Meetings. In 2005 he was elected Chair of ACAE and during the years 2005 / 2006 while chairing the ACAE in Changmai and in Beijing, he was instrumental in publishing ARCASIA Time Line.
Jayantha has served as Deputy Chairman ARCASIA Zone A for the period 2009-2010 and is the current Immediate Past Chairman of SAARCH (South Asian Association for Regional corporation of Architects and is Chairman for Architects Registration Board Sri Lanka).
In 2007 as President of SLIA, he was instrumental in hosting ARCASIA in Sri Lanka to coincide with the Golden Jubillee Celebration of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects.
During the post Tsunami period in Sri Lanka Jayantha served as the chairman of the AFSTV (Architects fund to Shelter Tsunami Victims) a f SLIA fund raising initiative to build houses for the Tsunami victims in Sri Lanka. Two projects were successfully completed in the south and east of Sri Lanka.
Currently Jayantha is a Faculty Board member of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka and a Member of the Board of Directors of the City School of Architecture (Colombo) Ltd.