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

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.