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Sam Oboh
(780) 399-4287
With an expansive career spanning over 24 years in both private and public sectors (in Canada and abroad), Sam inspires passion for responsible architecture and is motivated by an enduring commitment to design excellence, innovation and stewardship.

A strong advocate for integrating architectural practice with research and academia, Sam has served as an adjunct lecturer and design studio critic at various universities in South Africa and Canada. He has worked on a number of significant projects - including the high profile Alberta Legislature Centre Redevelopment Master Plan where he led Kasian’s team and contributed to capturing the spirit of Alberta’s most significant heritage site.

Licensed as an architect in multiple jurisdictions including Alberta and Texas, Sam is a recipient of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Presidential Medal and an honouree of the Australian Institute of Architects. In 2015, he was named president of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) – the first person of African descent to lead the 109-year old professional organization – and one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture magazine.

His distinctive engagement approach coupled with his ability to create solutions aimed at fostering a culture of excellence enables Sam to bring a unique and valuable perspective to his role in Kasian while yielding benefit for clients.