Habitat Unit

Doctoral Candidate

Obayanju Oluwapelumi

Obayanju Oluwapelumi




Room A409

Curriculum Vitae

Obayanju Oluwapelumi joined Habitat Unit in October 2018 as PhD candidate, with the interest in Post Conflict Architecture, Social responsive designs, Policy and recommendation strategies for top/down architectural design interventions, Use of locally sourced materials in Architecture.

His research focuses on the relationship between conflicts, post conflicts reconstruction strategies /policies and architectural design. Supported by research funding from the Paul Kremer Maria Foundation, he is currently working on a research project which empirically investigates the potentials of urban development  coproduction practices in the development of self-provisioned housing and social spaces redevelopment of post conflict settlements in Global South (Nigeria),

Obayanju Oluwapelumi studied Architecture at Hochshule Anhalt Dessau after completed his Bachelor in Nigeria. Before joining Habitat Unit, he had internship in a Berlin based Architecture Design office where he mainly worked on design competition and residential projects of different scales.




2016 – 2018

Master of Arts in Architecture (M. Arch)

Hochshule Anhalt Dessau, Germany

Thesis: Designing temporarily permanent habitation for Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria with the use of locally sourced materials.


September 2017 – February 2018

Erasmus Exchange

University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece


2009 – 2014

Bachelor of Technology in Architecture (B. Tech)

Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria

Employment History+

Since 2018 , Doctorate Research
Working Title: REDEVELOPMENT OF POST CONFLICT SETTLEMENTS: Coproduction approaches to self-provisioned housing and social spaces in North East Nigeria

December 2018-May 2019
Intern Architect
Lena Wimmer Architects, Berlin

Conferences and Publications+

Conference Proceeding

(2019) Co-production of shelter design for displaced persons in reconstruction of Post Conflict settlements in North East Nigeria

Trialog Conference, University of Stuttgart, Germany


Published Design

(2017) Park n Seat Bench


Hochshule Anhalt Dessau, Germany


(2018) The Folding Wall


University of Thessaly,Volos,Greece

Grants, Awards, Fellowships+

Paul Kremer Maria Foundation Stiftung
Doctorate Research Scholarship

Paul Kremer Maria Foundation Stiftung
Scholarship for completing Architecture Graduate School