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KNUST Unity Hall and Cedi House designer turns 95

Born in 1928, Ghanaian Professor John Owusu Addo is the brain and Architect behind some interesting building designs in Ghana especially on the KNUST campus and Greater Accra.

He is known to have designed the Unity Hall in 1964, Cedi House, and also supervised the construction of the Accra International Conference Centre including the Asuoyeboah SSNIT Residential flats and Otumfour’s Residence (Manhyia Palace).

This detail was given by the “Voice of KNUST” a platform that gives interesting information about Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

The good old professor is now 95 years old.

He describes Ghana as a land of contrasts, where contemporary architecture was practiced.

He taught and designed buildings as his own way of giving back to society. He has long since gone on retirement and spends much of the day golfing. He purchased a plot of land near the Kumasi Golf Club on which he built his retirement home with the purpose of being able to stroll to the Golf Club.

He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2017 and also recognized as one of the 100 most influential people of the year by TIME Magazine.

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