Dr. Alexander Boakye Marful

Senior Lecturer

Dept: Architecture
Department of Architecture
New Studio Block
Room 406

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Research Areas/Interests

Infrastructure Planning for Community Development Waterfront and Resilient Communities Planning and Design Universal (Barrierfree) Design; Resilient...~more

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Dr. -Ing. Alexander Boakye Marful is an Architect and Infrastructure Planner with over 15 years of professional experience. He is Currently a Lecturer at the Department of Architecture and the Coordination officer of the KNUST-TUM SEED CENTRE LIVING LAB at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi - Ghana. He completed his PhD at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in Sustainable City Planning. Before the PhD, he graduated from the Master of Infrastructure Planning course where he obtained extra insight into the integrated and regional planning. In 2008 he formed Spaysis with two other partners. He has since been working as a Consultant as Infrastructure Planning for Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG where he responsible for project develop-ment, master planning, analysis and management of large Solar Power Plants being financed by the World Bank, European Union and other reputable financial institutions. Prior to joining Fichtner GmbH & Co KG, he had the opportunity to demonstrate his ability to translate his architectonic ideas and concepts into reality, on different projects at the Predios Architects and Urban Designers and Ablakwa Development Ltd. He also posseses good command over the usage of various 3D modelling and visualization software as well some architectural drafting and analysis tools like AutoCAD and Arc View GIS software which are applied to land suitability analysis and modelling for efficient land-use planning. In addition, he has received through various master-planning projects, knowledge in communities systems and development in the areas of urbanism principles, context evaluation, re-generation strategies, and environmental & social impact assessment. He has working experience in Ghana, Germany, Kuwait, Uganda, Sudan, Malawi, South Africa and USA. He has special interest in Universal (Barrierfree) Design; Resilient and Energy Efficient Community Planning and Development; Fractal Geometry in Urban Design as well as Design Thinking and Frugal Innovation for Developing Countries.  He is a Member of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA); Ghana  Institute of Architects (GIA); African Good Governance Network (AGGN) and of International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP).

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