Prof. Samuel Amos-Abanyie


Dept: Architecture
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Samuel Amos-Abanyie is an architect by training and employed as Professor of Architecture at the Department of Architecture, KNUST with over 20 years of university teaching, and research experience. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Building Technology, an MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems and Management from Germany, and Post Graduate and Bachelor of Science degrees both in Architecture from KNUST. He has a certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Management from the Institute of Professional and Executive Development (IPED) in the United Kingdom. He obtained his Ordinary and Advanced Level Certificates at St. Augustine’s College, Cape Coast.

Highest university administrative positions held by Samuel Amos-Abanyie include: Dean - Faculty of Built Environment; Immediate-past Head - Department of Architecture; Undergraduate Programme Coordinator; Postgraduate Studies Coordinator; Faculty Examinations Officer; Acting College Examinations Officer. He has held several roles of Chairmanship and Membership at the University, College and Faculty level boards, Committees and Sub-Committees within KNUST and beyond.

Samuel Amos-Abanyie’s area of research interest is architectural science with focus on climate control in architectural design, building performance modelling, indoor environmental quality, sustainable building design and teamwork in project delivery. He has been teaching at the undergraduate levels of architecture, building technology and civil engineering programmes and supervised over 170 BSc, MSc, MPhil and PhD students since 2004. He has conducted extensive research, out of which he has authored and co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed original scholarly articles in international scientific journals, conference proceedings and 3 book chapters. He has served as reviewer for many Journals, External Examiner for programmes and Assessor for promotions to academic positions for Universities and Technical Universities in Ghana.

Samuel Amos-Abanyie has considerable industry exposure in architectural design, contract management and project administration of a wide range of projects. He is an Associate Member of the Ghana Institute of Architects (GIA), member in good standing with the Architects Registration Council of Ghana (ARC) and a Professional Member of the Ghana Quality Organisation. He served as the Treasurer of the Northern Chapter of the Ghana Institute of Architects, and cureently serves as the Chief Electoral Officer and an Examiner of the Professional Practice Examinations of the Ghana Institute of Architects.

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