Arc. George Felix Adeo Olympio
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George has been a full-time lecturer in the Department of Architecture, KNUST since 1st December of the 2003/04 Academic year. Prior to this, he was a part-time lecturer in the Department from the 1995/96 to 2002/03 Academic year and an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Archaeology during the 1996 academic year. Arc. Olympio holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Inner City Revitalization from the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University, Netherlands. He also holds a Masters’ degree in Conservation Studies from the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, University of York, England and, a Bachelor of Science degree in Design and a Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He also holds a Certificate in Designing and Managing Museum Facilities from the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA.
Arc. Olympio worked with the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB) from October, 1988 to 30th November, 2003 as a Conservator of Monuments. During this period of time, he progressed through the ranks to become an Assistant Director of Monuments on 1st January, 2001 and then the Acting Director of the institution from July 2003 to November, 2003. He has been an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Architecture, School of Applied Sciences, Central University College, Miotso, in the Greater Accra Region since January, 2009/10 academic year to date.
Associate Member, Ghana Institute of Architects (AGIA)
ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), Ghana
- Built Heritage Conservation
- Architectural Design Studio
- Sustainable Planning, Design, and Construction
- Construction Project Management
- Energy Efficiency in Existing and New Buildings
- Intelligent Decision Support Systems
- Economic Design and Construction
- Building Codes and Enforcement
Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
- Amos-Abanyie, E., Afram, S. O. and Olympio, G. (2013); “Passive Building Design of Mass Housing Development in the Warm-humid regions of Ghana – A Path to Sustainable Building Design”; Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (Volume 15, No.8).
- Olympio, G.F.A. and Amos-Abanyie, S. (2013); “Effects of Shoreline Erosion on Infrastructure Development along the Coastal Belt of Ghana: Case of Nkontompo Community”; Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 3, pp. 39-50. No. 3.
Peer Reviewed Conference Publications
- Dinye, R. D., Olympio, G. F. A. and Quagraine, V. R. (2013) “Urbanisation, Land Use Planning and Infrastructure Development in Ghana”- A joint paper presented at The 2nd International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa organized by the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa and the College of Architecture and Planning Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana and held at University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa; 17th to 19th March, 2013.
- Quagraine, V. R., Olympio, G. F. A. and Dinye, R. D. (2013); “The Assessment of the Readiness of Ghanaian Housing Industry for the Adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) as an Innovative Means to Improve the Housing Stock”- A joint paper presented at The 2nd International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa organized by the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa and the College of Architecture and Planning Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana and held at University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa; 17th to 19th March, 2013.
- Quagraine, V. K. and Olympio, G. F. A. (2011); “Envisioning the Impact of Using Family-Based labor Management Concept for Labor-Based Road Rehabilitation in Ghana. A joint paper presented at the 14th ILO Regional Seminar for Labor-Based Practitioners held at the Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana; September 5-9, 2011.
- Afram, S. O. and Olympio, G. F. A. (2009); “The Woes of a ‘Strait-Jacketed’ Central Business District: The case study of Odum, Kumasi, Ghana”- A joint paper presented at the African Perspectives 2009 Conference on “The African Inner City”, held in Pretoria, South Africa; 24-28th September, 2009.
George Felix Adeo Olympio (AGIA)
Department of Architecture
College of Art and Built Environment
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi
Mobile phone: +233 24 465 5834; +233 27 473 2628