Olajumoke Adenowo

Olajumoke Adenowo


Principal Partner, AD Consulting Limited & Founder of Awesome Treasures Foundation


Olajumoke Adenowo is a multiple award-winning Architect and has constantly been referred to as the “Face of Architecture” in Nigeria. With over 30 years of experience below her belt in the architecture scene, Olajumoke has been a part of many prestigious & monumental projects.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Olajumoke Adenowo (born 1968) is a prominent Architect and Philanthropist who when profiled by CNN was referred to as “Africa’s Starchitect”. At age 14 she enrolled to study Architecture at the University of Ife, where she also completed her postgraduate studies, gaining an MSc in Architecture.

In 1994 Adenowo founded AD Consulting, of which she is now Principal Partner. In parallel to founding AD Consulting she also founded and ran Advantage Energy; an Oil and Gas services firm as well as Awesome Treasures, founded 1999 an intercontinental philanthropic foundation recognised by the United Nations with a mission to raise 1000 leaders by 2030 working with Women and Youth.

She is also known as an author, broadcaster and public speaker, as a philanthropist, she runs a number of programmes promoting health education, vocational training, business training and leadership skills development, including The Awesome Treasures Foundation’s Camp Dawn and Awesome Princesses.

In 2018, she was invited to join the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation philanthropic network, engaged in developing best practices in philanthropy globally.

Key achievements:
As an architect Adenowo’s portfolio includes a host of multi-national and Nigerian clients including Coca Cola, L’Oreal, The Nigerian Stock Exchange, Sterling Bank Plc and Intercontinental Bank Plc.

She is the winner of a number of awards for her work including the New African Business Woman of the year Award, the International Property Awards (Best Public Service Architecture, 2012), African Property Awards (Best Mixed-Use Architecture), two IDEA Awards (Best Commercial Designer 2012), (Best Interior Architect 2013), and a further IDEA Award (Best Institutional Architect 2014).

In 2018 she was recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as one of the most inspirational women in architecture today.

Adenowo is also the recipient of the Cambridge African Society Award and has been honored as an Ambassador of Excellence for outstanding achievements in Architecture and women development by her alma mater.
She was recognized as one of 100 most Influential Nigerians and was also named as one of the Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria.

As an author Adenowo has published five (5) books, in addition to being a popular broadcaster and public speaker, with a syndicated radio podcast on leadership “voice of change” which has a reach of over 15 million people per episode.

She is an alumnus of a number of prestigious institutions including the Yale School of Management, The IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona, and the Lagos Business School Chief Executive Programme.

She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and a member of the African Leadership Network.

Media: Nigeria’s Guardian labelled her as ‘the face of architecture in Nigeria’. She is widely featured across international media, including Architectural Record; the world’s leading architectural journal, CNN, Fortune Magazine, Forbes TV, Forbes Woman and Suddeutsche Zeitung.

She is married to Olukorede Adenowo. They have two sons.

About AD Consulting

AD Consulting is Nigeria’s most internationally and nationally awarded firm. We lead a team with expertise in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Design, Infrastructure Development and Engineering. With a rigorous intellectual approach; AD turns out world class concepts in line with global best practices. We are Nigeria's Pioneer interior Architects AD Consulting is the Interior Architect to some of the world’s leading brands such as Coca Cola and L'Oreal.

At AD Consulting, our vision is to raise transformational leaders while providing seminal holistic Architecture and interior design solutions. Our core values are Passion, Integrity, Excellence, Creativity, Distinction, Commitment and Discretion