Prof. Daniel Y. A. Duah is the Dean of the International Programmes Office and an Associate Professor of Architecture at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. As a Fulbright Scholar, Daniel completed his PhD in Planning, Design, and Construction from Michigan State University in December 2013. He also holds an MSc degree in Construction Management and Economics from the University of Greenwich, London, U.K., and Post Graduate and Bachelor of Science degrees both in Architecture from KNUST. He obtained his Ordinary and Advanced Level Certificates from Pope John Secondary School in Koforidua.
Daniel is an expert in Sustainable, Inclusive and Smart Built Environments and an Architect and Construction Project Management Consultant. He has completed extensive research on rural and urban sustainable smart community planning, inclusivity in built environments for sub–Saharan Africa, and academic and industry engagements in research impact projects for the built environment.
He has supervised many doctoral students mainly in architecture and construction technology and graduate and undergraduate students in architecture over the past fifteen years. Daniel has published extensively in high impact international peer reviewed journals and written a number of books and book chapters on his research areas. He has been a visiting scholar at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences for four years.
Daniel is the recipient of several international and national grants and projects including the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) (2020-2022); Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (2021-2022); Ghana Cement (GHACEM) (2020-2022); ERASMUS Plus (2018-2022); Technical University of Munich (2022); Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council (2021-2022); Juaben District Assembly (2020-2021) among others.
As the Dean of International Programmes Office, Daniel is responsible for all national and international collaborations and agreements of the University as well as the welfare of visiting scholars and exchange international students. This has afforded him the opportunity to travel widely to the global north to engage leaders of higher education institutions for mutual partnerships.
Daniel currently serves as the Chief Examiner of the Ghana Institute of Architects where he oversees the planning and conduct of examinations as a prerequisite for acceptance for certification to practice architecture in Ghana by the Ghana Institute of Architects and the Architects Registration Council. As a practicing architect and Consultant, his experiences in industry include residential, religious, commercial, corporate, sport and community planning, design, and construction projects.