Position: Tutorial Fellow
Department/Unit/Section: Architecture & Interior Design
Contact Address:443844-00100 Nairobi



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Dominic Kinyua Gitau, a professional Urban and Regional Planner and a Landscape Architect lectures at Kenyatta University in the Department of Architecture. He has previously taught at Jomo Kenyatta University (JKUAT), Technical University of Kenya, and the University of Nairobi. He is a member of professional bodies notably Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) and Kenya Institute of Planners (KIP). Being a member of Heritage Conservation and Human Rights (HCHR) Research Network which does research on Heritage Assets and Conservation, Kinyua, within the network has intensively researched on the Nairobi CBD Heritage and this research work is under review, to be published as a book chapter. Besides, Kinyua has participated in preparations of various seminars for presentations of research work in Kenya, one being the Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) which brings together all built environment professionals from all over the world. He is currently working on his Ph.D studies in the area of urban planning and conservation. He holds an M.A Planning Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Nairobi (2012) and a B.L. Architecture (1 st Class Honours) Degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT, 2008). In the industrial practice, Kinyua has been involved in various design and construction projects of varied magnitude in Kenya. He has worked as an architectural assistant and a landscape architect at a private company, AXIS Architects and Interior Designers and he is currently a director of a private limited company, ARARAT Landscapes and Contractors Limited.

Refereed Journals

  • Research Paper: Monuments and Global Warming: The Effects of Global Warming on the Coastal
    Monuments (Paper under review for publishing)
  • Research Paper: Continuity and Change: Promotion of Vernacular Architecture as a Sustainable
    Building Process in Nairobi, Kenya. (Paper with editor)
  • Research Paper: Past in the Present: Modelling the Relationship between the State of Heritage Conservation and the Satisfaction of Heritage User, for a Sustainable Heritage Conservation in Nairobi (Paper under review for publishing)

Book Chapter

  • Research Paper: Rurality; Promotion of Vernacular Landscapes as a Stimulus for Sustainable Rural Tourism Development in Kenya (Paper with editor)

Non-Reviewed Conference Paper

  • Conference Research Paper: Continuity and Change: The potential of the National Construction Authority (NCA) in enhancing the integration of vernacular construction process in the contemporary building construction process (Paper under review for publishing)