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Arc. Charles Essel

Arch Essel

Arc. Charles Essel has been with the department of Architecture, KNUST, as a lecturer since 1999. He holds a Full Technological Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Plant Engineering Option) from Tarkwa School of Mines, Tarkwa, Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture from St. Petersburg State University of Architectural Engineering, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Arc. Essel has an architectural track record working on a variety of design offices in the private sector. He has been developing architectural designs and supervising and managing a number of projects over the past decade.


  • Associate of the Ghana Institute of Architects (AGIA)


  • Built Environmental Studies (Housing )
  • Urban Design
  • Common Structural Systems (Structures)
  • Architectural Design


  • Thermal Comfort of Buildings
  • Building Services (Housing)
  • Architectural Design
  • Urban Design


Selected Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Essel C., Koranteng C., Asare K.B.A (2014). Designing for safety during installation and maintenance of split air-conditioning: Case Study of commercial buildings in Adum, Educational Research (ISSN: 2141-5161) Vol. 5(8) PP.261-279.

Selected Peer Reviewed Conference Publications

  • Essel C. Koranteng C. and Nyame-Tawiah D. (2011). Reduction in cooling loads and carbon dioxide emissions in office buildings in Ghana, Joint Conference (University of Ilorin, Nigeria and University of Cape Coast, Ghana, 1st – 5th May 2011.
  • Essel C, Nkrumah J, Nyame-Tawiah and Koranteng C. (2011). A Study of the Effects of Orientation on the Thermal Performance of Residential Buildings in Ghana, 27th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association. July 10th-15th, 2011, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.
  • Essel C., Simons B and Koranteng C (2011). Building Materials and Techniques: The effects of improved building materials on the thermal performance of residential buildings. Water Africa Building & Construction Exhibition and Seminars, Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana 4th-6th May,2011.
  • Essel, C., Nkrumah, J., and Nyame-Tawiah, D. (2011),A Study of the effects of orientation on the thermal performance of residential buildings in Ghana, 27th Biennal Conference of the Ghana Science Association, July 10th-15th, 2011. KNUST Kumasi, Ghana.
  • Essel, C. Simons, B., and Koranteng, C. (2011). The Concurrent Use of efficient materials and technology towards the thermal retrofit potential of office buildings in Kumasi Ghana. Water Africa & West Africa Building & Construction Exhibition and Seminars, Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana, 4th-6th May, 2011.
  • Essel, C. and Koranteng, C. (2012). An Exploration into Energy Efficiency Measures of Residential Buildings in Asuakwa-Sunyani, Ghana. 1stInternationalConference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana, March22-24, 2012.


  • Church Auditorium for ICGC at Edwinase, Kwadaso-Kumasi
  • Church Complex for ICGC Bantama Branch, Bantama-Kumasi
  • Church Complex for ICGC Tech Branch , Ayigya-Kumasi
  • Church Auditorium for Global Evangelical Church Tech Branch-Ayigya, Kumasi
  • Fuel  Service Station For Goil Ghana Limited at Kentikrono-Kumasi
  • Fuel Station for Total Ghana Limited at Techiman-Bring-Ahafo Region
  • 4-Storey 8-Flat Residential Apartment for Kaakyire Agrochemicals-Ayeduase New-Site.


Charles Essel (AGIA)

Department of Architecture

College of Art and Built Environment

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi

Mobile phone: +233 24 464 3568