Internship posted by: Africa Intern
Posted on: January 21, 2013
Work with one of Africa's most famous architects! Constructs LLC is a design and development firm specializing in 'inno-native' solutions in architecture and product and materials design. They are based in Accra, LA and Washington and are working on a wide range of products from, high end condos through mobile food carts to affordable housing. They are entering manufacturing with their pozzolana cement starting next year.
About the founder Joe Addo a.k.a Uncle Joe
Born in Ghana, West Africa, trained at the Architectural Association between 1984 and 1986 (A.A.) in London, Joe Addo has worked for firms in Finland, the United Kingdom and the United States, setting up his practice in Los Angeles in 1991. His early influences were with Peter and Alison Smithson through their protege Peter Salter at the A.A. the work and interest of the practice has been influenced by various investigations of 'genus-loci', and how architecture can/should respond to this in creating pieces which are both site specific and meet the needs of people who will inhabit or interact with it.
He has been featured in the New York Times and on a BBC program on innovative designs and new building technologies in Africa.