Kunle Adeyemi

Founder & Principal, NLÉ

Kunlé Adeyemi is an architect, professor, and development strategist whose works are internationally recognized for originality and innovation. He is the founder and principal of NLÉ – an architecture, design and urbanism practice established in 2010. Mr. Adeyemi’s notable works include ‘Makoko Floating System (MFS™)’ – a groundbreaking, prefabricated, building solution for developments on water – deployed in 5 countries across 3 continents, with the latest iteration Mansa Floating Hub in Sao Vicente, Cape Verde. This acclaimed project is part of NLÉ’s extensive body of work focused on the intersections of rapid urbanization and climate change.

Alongside his professional practice, Mr. Adeyemi is an international speaker and thought leader. He is a member of UNDP’s African Influencers for Development (AI4Dev) Supergroup. Mr. Adeyemi is currently an Adjunct Visiting Professor at the University of Lagos, following appointments in various institutions including Harvard, Princeton, Cornell and Columbia Universities, where he leads academic research in architecture and urban solutions which are rooted in societal, environmental and economic needs.

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