Ayoola Tokunbo Onajide was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England in 1958 and returned home with his parents in 1961 shortly after Nigeria’s Independence. He returned to the United Kingdom in 1976 for higher education and trained at the manchester School of Architecture. He gained experience in Architectural practice in the United Kingdom before returning to Nigeria in 1984. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Architects and a Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects as well as a member of the South African Institute of Architects.
His vast experience was brought to bear on the practice, which he founded in 1988 to continue his commitment to practice Architecture at its highest level. As an individual he has remained committed to the values of hard work and consistent professional service.
His fierce passion for new technology has seen him embrace Information Technology as a tool for consistent improvement and increased capacity for service delivery. As Principal Consultant, he has provided the leadership and direction, which has seen the firm grow into one of the leading Architectural Practices in Nigeria, with a large and diverse client portfolio.
As a mentor, he has trained and inspired the development of several young talents into strong project and design Architects. He is a keen golfer and trumpeter. He is also an honorary member of the Ikoyi Club 1938 and a member of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, the Polo Club, the Metropolitan Club and the Lagos Motor Boat Club. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Directors.