ARCHITECT EDWIN EGUAVOEN
The Founder of Voen Associates, a firm of Architects and Planning Consultants, was Arc. Eddy Ehi Eguavoen. He was also the Managing Director of Associated Property Development Company Limited. He was a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA). He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University in 1973, with a First Class Honours (B.Arch) professional degree. He won the Nigerian Institute of Architect’s prize for the best overall student in the Postgraduate class and Onofowokan Prize for the best post-graduate Student in Theory and Projects. Arc. Eddy Eguavoen has been active in professional practice for over four decades. First, as an Architect in the firm of Niger Consultants, a Partner in the firm Ardek Nigeria Architects and later the establishment of his own firm, Voen Associates, in 1980.
He was a member of the Architect Registration body called ARCON, a former Board member, Tender’s Committee of OMPADEC (1998-2000) and an Interim Management Committee Board Member of the Petroleum Trust Fund, from 1998 to 2000. He was a Member of the Educations Board of the Nigerian Institute of Architects also.
Hear him “When I was in OMPADEC there were no vehicles for use for the work then. I had to use my personal car to tour the various sites. We had to do the work as a service to the country. The young people described as “restive youths” today were very useful to us and welcomed us.”
In 2017, he was made chairman of MIXTA Africa, a leading pan-African real estate development company with headquarters in Spain. MIXTA Africa is an ARM company.
After leading over 30 successful projects, Arc. Eddy Eguavoen passed on to glory on January 11th 2019. His legacy lives on, and Voen Associates will continue to progress.
On the first anniversary of his passing, the Arc. Eddy Eguavoen Foundation was created to honour his legacy by helping communities in need.