Martin, founding Principal of AKML, has been in the design and construction industry of Kenya and the larger East African region for more than 6 years. As leader of firm operations, he recruits and directs a talented staff of design professionals which collaborate to execute projects of many scales. With an endless passion for architecture, Martin pursues each project with the philosophy that good design creates value.
He has designed and overseen construction on a wide range of projects including custom residential design, multi-family residential, retail prototype development and roll-out in various geographic regions, restaurant/retail design and commercial mixed-use base building design and renovation.
His expertise in the design-build construction industry lends him specialized insight into issues of constructability and construction procurement. Martin prides himself on providing exemplary client service throughout the entire design and construction process. He pushes each of his projects to be aesthetically excellent, functionally efficient, and economically and environmentally responsible.
In addition to professional practice, Martin is a Lecturer at Technical University of Kenya, School of Architecture and Built Environment where he teaches in the graduate design program as a Professional practice tutor. This time in the classroom allows him to test new ideas, balancing research with practice.
Martin also publishes a leading architectural review magazine in Kenya, BUILDesign Magazine, of which he also acts as the editor.
Martin is licensed to practice architecture in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. He is a member of the Board of Registration for Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS) and the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK). He holds and Bachelor of Architecture, B. Arch., Degree from University of Nairobi and is also a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, CPA(K). He is undertaking a Masters Degree in Environmental Design and Urban Planning.