Dr. Martin Mbidhi Appointed Chairman of Architecture Department

Arch. Nadi Hashim congratulates Dr. Martin Mbidhi

Dr. Arch. Martin Mbidhi has been appointed as the Chairman of the Department of Architecture. Dr. Mbidhi assumes the position previously held by Arch. Nadi Hashim, who served in the role since 2017.

A vibrant and ceremonious handing over ceremony took place on Tuesday, April 18th, 2023, in the Department. The event was attended by members of the faculty led by Dean of the School of Architecture and Building Sciences, Prof. Gerryshom Munala.

Dr. Mbidhi expressed desire to serve the department with devotion. He urged departmental staff to rally behind him in order to achieve departmental goals.

Dr Mbidhi expressed his gratitude to Arch. Hashim saying his visionary leadership has set up the department for success.

“I would like to thank the outgoing Chairman for working closely with all staff members to progressively work towards various departmental goals,” said Dr. Mbidhi.

Arch. Hashim congratulated Dr. Mbidhi on his appointment and extended his best wishes in his new role. Arch. Hashim highlighted the department’s significant accomplishments, such as the full accreditation of Architecture programs by the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA), regional design competition wins by students, and top-performing alumni in professional examinations conducted by the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (BORAQS).

He attributed the departmental achievements to the exceptional teamwork of the department’s staff and the unwavering support from the College and management.

He encouraged departmental staff members to uphold high academic standards and provide full support to the incoming Chairman.

“I urge you to accord the same support to the incoming chairman to continue realizing success in the department,” said Arch. Hashim.

On his part, Prof. Munala, commended the outgoing chairman for his outstanding contributions while also congratulating Dr. Mbidhi on his new appointment. He urged all staff members to continue their excellent work and support to the incoming Chairman.

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