Course Details

Course Name
HT1203 - Traditions and Heritage in Igbo Architecture

Course Description
SESSION ONE: Introduction to traditional architecture concepts, elements and forms; factors of influence and inspiration in the context of location, climate, culture and tradition, religion, material and technology; heritage, conservation and preservation of traditional architecture; contemporary status of traditional architecture and investigative field study/research geared towards enabling the students to acquire firsthand experience of some relevant information, communicated during the lectures.

Course Details and Overview


February 13th - March 20th, 2021

  • Meeting Time: 2hrs once a week for 6 Weeks
  • Venue: Zoom
  • Day and Time: Saturdays, 1pm - 3pm (EST) / 5pm - 7pm (WAT)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Requirement for Certificate designation: One research assignment 
  • Outcomes: Audit or Certificate
  • Required Readings: To be provided in the course online folder: a bibliography of African architecture publications, video documentaries and websites.

Course Overview:

Week 1: Traditional Architecture Concepts

Week 2: Elements and Forms of Traditional Architecture in Nigeria

Week 3: Factors of Influence and Inspiration

Week 4: Heritage, Conservation and Preservation of Traditional Architecture

Week 5: Contemporary Status of Traditional Architecture

Week 6: Investigative Field Study/Research (Report)  

Research Requirement: Earn the CPDI Africa Certificate

Identification and documentation of one Traditional and Heritage Architecture project in the candidates Local Govt Area (LGA) and State in Nigeria (or the candidates country if not Nigerian).

$ 250

    Professor Nduka Okey
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