Reflections on Being a Guest Speaker at the Archifest Seminar 🌟

Greetings, fellow architecture enthusiasts,

I am delighted to take this opportunity to reflect on my recent experience as a guest speaker at the Archifest Seminar organized by the National Association of Architecture Students. The event celebrated creativity, innovation, and the evolving landscape of architecture, and I was privileged to be a part of this inspiring gathering.


The theme of the seminar, “Architecture School, Real World, and Everything In Between,” resonated deeply with me as it encapsulates the multifaceted journey architects embark upon from academia to the practical challenges of the professional world. In my presentation entitled “Critique Craft: Navigating the Art of Architectural Feedback,” I discussed the nuanced process of giving and receiving feedback in architectural design, emphasizing the transformative power of constructive criticism in shaping our creative endeavors.


Engaging with a diverse audience of budding architects, seasoned professionals, and industry enthusiasts was a genuinely enriching experience. The attendees’ enthusiasm, passion, and thirst for knowledge reaffirmed my belief in the importance of fostering a culture of collaboration, learning, and mentorship within the architectural community.


As architects, we are responsible for designing spaces that inspire and enrich lives and nurturing the next generation of creative minds who will carry forward the legacy of architectural excellence. Events like the Archifest Seminar provide a unique platform for sharing insights, exchanging ideas, and igniting the spark of innovation that drives our profession forward.


I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to contribute to such a meaningful event and to connect with like-minded individuals who share a common passion for architecture. The journey of learning, growing, and evolving as architects is continuous, and I am excited to continue sharing my knowledge, experiences, and insights with all of you.


Thank you for your unwavering support, encouragement, and commitment to pursuing architectural excellence. Together, we can shape a future where design transcends boundaries and inspires positive change in the world.


Warm regards,

Arc. Jide Adekola, MNIA