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The principals of SAS CONSULTANTS boast a combined experience of more than forty-five years in Architecture, Interior Design and Construction. An extended affliation with leading, world wide recognised design firms afford us the experience in designing, managing and administering various small and large scale projects and complex teams. Quality and excellence of design with adherence to budgets and acknowledgement of schedules are calling cards of our team.

Managing Director/CEO -OLA SERIKI

Ola started his architectural career immediately after graduation from the University Of Texas At Arlington-Texas, in May 1981 with Hamill & McKinney, Architects and Engineers in Dallas, Texas, a firm with national reputation and expertise in Restaurant and Hotel design.

As a designer, Ola was responsible for design and developing several new restaurant and Hotel prototypes including Grandy’s restaurant and Residence Inn”, a chain of hotel suites.

In 1983, he joined Hodges & Associates, Architects and Planners, Dallas, Texas a firm with specialization in Shopping Centers and Mall designs. As a Project Architect, he was responsible for developing several design schemes, construction document and construction supervision of several shopping centers and restaurants throughout Texas. He also gained valuable experience in Project Management and cost control.

In 1984 he joined Fusch-Serold& Partners, Dallas, Texas, a 38-man design firm with a fully computerized practice that specialized in large scale residential developments including luxury homes, multi-family units, ultra modern retirement communities and plush office interior projects. Ola worked here for 3½ years as a Project Architect, responsible for successful completion of several homes, apartment complexes and Townhouses both in the Southwest United States and across the country.

In February 1988, GGK Associates, Architects & Planners, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania recruited him out of Dallas. As a Senior Project Manager and a Team leader, he was responsible for the training and management of a 9-man design team with complete project responsibility from project proposals through concept design to completion of construction. He was also a member of the 6-man management team responsible for the daily management of the 36 man office.

In August 1990, he was hired as Associate Partner By Rosen + Erickson, Architects & Planners, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was responsible for the hiring, training and managing of a 30-man, fully computerized, design firm. As Associate Partner, his responsibility was mainly New Business Development and Quality Control. He brought in several top developers like Orleans Builders, into the company. Rosen + Erickson won several citations in design excellence from the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. While at Rosen + Erickson, Ola gained valuable experience in office automation.

Ola left Rosen + Erickson in October, 1992 to become a Design Consultant for Charming Shoppes Inc. Bensalem, Pennsylvania, a $2 billion, multinational apparel company and the parent company of Fashion Bug, with 1,400 stores throughout the United States. As Design Consultant, he was responsible for the design and construction of a 200,000-sq.ft two-story addition to an existing corporate office building, and the renovation, reconfiguration and relocation of 10 departments in a 600,000 sq.ft. existing space.

Ola relocated to Nigeria in September of 1995 and with Timi Akinwunm and Jimi Soyebo, founded, SAS Associates Limited which later transformed to SAS Consultants Limited. He is the founding Managing Director/CEO, the position he still holds to date.

Ola holds a Bachelors Of Science degree in Architecture (B.S Arch) from the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas. He is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects and Associate Member of the Nigeria Institute of Architects. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School [Chief Executive program (CEP-17].

A very seasoned Architect and Project Manager/Project Specialist, with vast experience in a wide range of building project types and in Construction, Ola brings his experience to bear in overseeing the total operation of the company and successful completions of several projects and the well-being of the company and her subsidiaries over the last two decades.

Executive Director -Timi Akinwunmi

Timi is a veteran architect and a founding partner of SAS Consultants who started his career working summers with engineering and architectural firms while in school in the United States.

With more than three decades of experience in the architectural industry, Timi has worked on several notable projects including designing housing complexes at Inter-plan Design Group and drafting the construction document for the ‘Norwest Center’ in Minneapolis, a building designed by the renowned American Architect, Cesar Pelli.

In the late 1980s while at the renowned firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, he became fascinated with interior architecture and construction, and went on to focus on the interior architecture of high-end corporate offices.

As Executive Director of SAS Consultants, Timi is responsible for all projects from conception to completion. He works closely with Project Managers and Field Personnel to ensure operations are running efficiently and effectively daily. And he makes certain that projects are executed according to specifications, on time and on budget.

Timi is an avid squash player and a member of the Lagos Polo club.

... Bachelor of Architecture, University of Houston, Texas, USA
Master of Architecture, University of Houston, Texas, USA
Associate member of American Institute of Architects
Alumni of Lagos Business School, Chief Executive Program 18
Member of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Technical Director -Emmanuel Oluwole Adegboyega

Wole is an engineer who has worked all over the southern part of Nigeria, from Warri in Delta State to Umuahia in Abia State, where he was part of the team that built the government house, to Onitcha in Anambra State, where he worked on the Magnus bank project, to the construction of the Navy quarters in Okokomaiko, Lagos and the construction of the link road between Ibogun and Obasanjo Village, Ifo. In almost 3 decades of working, his experience spans the construction field from consulting, building construction, project management to other aspects, and he has worked with outstanding companies including FHOMO Nigeria Limited, Bezal Technoserve Consulting, and one of the leading indigenous construction companies, Brickhouse Construction Company Limited. As the Technical Director at SAS Consultants, Wole heads, plans and manages all engineering project control and scheduling activities. He collaborates with construction specialists and project engineers in monitoring construction activities for compliance with engineering drawings, specifications and industry standards. Wole is a full-time pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and devotes his time outside the office to consulting for and managing the church’s construction projects. ... B.Sc in Civil Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State Member of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)

Head of Department, Design Studio -Mathew Ajodo

Mathew is a science enthusiast with 17 years’ experience in the architectural design field. Before relocating to Lagos, his working experience had taken him all over the Northern part of Nigeria including Zaria, Jos, Abuja and Kaduna. He’s worked with leading companies such as Dorina Nigeria Limited and he was an integral part of the team that carried out the Aswani Market upgrading project. Mathew is charged with the supervision of the Design Studio at SAS Consultants. He manages the production of working drawings, floor plans etc. He also engages in concept development and serves as a site supervisor. Mathew has an unquenchable curiosity about astronomy and theoretical physics. And he devotes his leisure time to stargazing and researching space science. ... B.Sc in Architecture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria M.Sc in Architecture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Associate member of Nigerian Institute of Architects

Head of Account -Segun Ojo

Segun is an industrious accountant—evidenced by his receipt of the best professional staff award from an audit firm, Bukky Orekoya and Company, in 2006—with almost two decades experience in the accounting field. Segun controls the finances of SAS Consultants and his duties include managing the company’s accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll, supervising the preparation of statement of accounts and budgets, ensuring adherence to accounting policies and procedures, and overseeing payment of all statutory fees promptly. After work, Segun is occupied with tracking down information on new inventions that pop up almost daily in humankind race to modernization. ... National Diploma in Accounting, Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State Higher National Diploma in Accounting, Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State

Business Development Manager -Enoh Agbomedarho

Enoh brings more than 10 years’ experience to the SAS Consultants’ team and was part of the team that completed the Afrinvest project in Ikoyi. With exceptional coordinating skills, she developed an efficient project proposal evaluation system, and an effective method of tracking spending during a project. Through her diverse business planning and commitment to client satisfaction, Enoh works alongside management and operations teams to ensure projects meet budgetary goals as well as high safety and quality standards. Outside the office, Enoh enjoys swimming, fashion styling and socializing. ... B.A in International Studies and Diplomacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State Member of Nigerian Project Management Institute, Lagos Chapter

Project Quantity Surveyor -Oluwafemi Owopetu

Femi started off his career by interning with several consultant and construction firms while still in school at Ife. Consequently, he had acquired valuable work experience in the industry by the time he finished school and started working. He has been part of several interesting projects including working as the quantity surveyor on the Aswani Market reconstruction project. Since joining SAS Consultants in 2012, Femi has enjoyed the diversity of projects and the opportunity to work closely with the project team on highly detailed custom projects. As a Quantity Surveyor at SAS Consultants, he is responsible for the cost of assigned building project—from initial estimates, right through to the final acquisition of materials. Femi is focused on providing SAS Consultant’s clients value for money while adhering to the strict regulations that govern every aspect of the construction industry. During his free time, Femi enjoys photography—especially from great heights. He has taken aerial pictures from many of the skyscrapers in Lagos. He also attends many of the cultural festivals in Lagos with the sole purpose taking pictures to add to his collection. ... National Diploma in Quantity Surveying, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos B.Sc in Quantity Surveying, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State Member of Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (Probational)

Human Resources and Administrative Executive -Nelson Ekwuribe

With 15 years of experience working with several leading construction companies, Nelson is an authority in the administration of companies in the industry. While he is a natural administrative person, Nelson’s interest in the construction industry dates back to his university days when he took up holiday jobs working with quantity surveyors in Lagos. In the course of these jobs, he got the opportunity to proffer administrative assistance to the team that built the Lagos House, Ikeja, Governor’s Lodge, Uyo and Niger Insurance Office, Lagos. As HR and Admin officer, Nelson is charged with the day to day running of the office and all employee related matters. To relax after work, Nelson tinkers with electrical appliances, repairing and sometimes taking them apart to inspect their mechanism. ... B.Sc in Business Administration, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Member of Chartered Institute of Administration, Nigeria Associate of Nigerian Institute of Management

 

 

Our gallery consist of albums of some projects handled by SAS, split into groups.