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Adetayo Odulana is an Architect & Designer currently working at CallisonRTKL, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Designing elegant, functional & sustainable solutions that provide lasting value to clients, the context & the end user.

I am passionate about every aspect of design & architecture and I strongly believe that design is a great tool to solving problems. My vision is to inspire and improve the quality of life of people and growth within communities through elegant design solutions that critically assess the context, culture and the region to which the project will belong.

I am always excited about design and thrilled to take on projects that allow me to explore and design tailored products, experiences, and spaces. I strongly believe that every project has a story and design is a great tool to telling it. My strengths lie in my instinctive design sensibilities and my willingness to work through a design solution to achieve a quality result.



American University of Sharjah

Bachelor of Architecture, 5 year Bachelor’s degree (NAAB accredited)

Bachelor of architecture degree from the American University of Sharjah (NAAB Accredited), With a Design-Build studio in my final semester. My extensive Design based education coupled with my interest in product & industrial design, has enabled me to develop a fascination with the act of making, thinking critically and creatively in design with a keen attention to detail. I always welcome constructive feedback as tool to further enhance my design intuition and skills.


Leed Green Associate Certified (USGBC)


I have gained professional experience working for boutique offices and corporate design studios, on projects & proposals of various types and scales both locally and internationally. I have attained sufficient knowledge of all stages of design and an understanding of the importance of freehand sketching as an effective communication tool.


My methodology to designing objects / spaces / built environments involves a holistic and rigorous analysis of the client’s vision, elements of the environment/ nature, the urban context, sociocultural sensitivities, with a harmonious integration of traditional & contemporary techniques.


I was part of a team that delivered the design of a distinctive, timeless and elegant 5 star hotel and a high rise residential tower along the Dubai marina beachfront. In addition to those projects, I was also involved in designing the Eagle hills Marina Gate Hotel & service apartments with killa Design.


At CallisonRTKL, I currently work through all design stages ranging from visioning packages - pre-concept & concept design proposals - schematic & detail design documents while reporting to the Associate Director and occasionally managing and leading design efforts on smaller scale projects, with limited assistance, while also maintaining positive client relationships.



years of experience

●  Executed


projects through all design stages

●  Field of Experience

Cultural & Retail & Entertainment
Design Explorations
Family Homes



●  Project Locations

United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia



CallisonRTKL | Designer |
Dubai, UAE


Leading projects through all stages of design while reporting directly to Associate Director. Coordination of work across multiple disciplines for multiple projects & project phases to achieve the highest level of quality.

Notable Projects:

  • Baku White City Office Gate Building, 54,880 m2, Baku, Azerbaijan.

  • JEC Mixed-use Development Masterplan 478,000 m2. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • Jabi Lake 5 Star Hotel and serviced apartments, 106,905m2. Abuja, Nigeria

  • City Walk Central Park 1 Residential Apartments, 44,580 m2, Dubai, UAE.

Archidentity | Design Architect |
Dubai, UAE


Handled projects individually, through all stages of design ranging from visioning - detail design documents. Coordination of work across multiple disciplines for multiple projects to achieve the highest level of quality.

Notable Projects:

  • RJ Deluxe Hotel Apartments, 2B+G+6, with 43keys in al Warqa, Dubai, U.A.E.

  • Winning entry for Government Headquarters Building (confidential), Dubai, U.A.E.

  • MS Masjid, Jumeirah park: a total of 358 worshipers, Dubai, U.A.E.

  • YA House: An Emirati single family house in Dubai, U.A.E.

Edge Architects | Graduate Architect |

Dubai, UAE


Involved in projects through all stages of design ranging from Concept - detail design documents. Coordination of work across multiple disciplines for multiple projects & project phases to achieve the highest level of quality.

Notable Projects:

  • Eagle hills Marina Gate Hotel Dubai Marina (Killa Design), Dubai, U.A.E.

  • JBR Beachfront Hotel winning competition entry, Dubai, U.A.E.

  • JBR Residential Tower winning competition entry, Dubai, U.A.E.

  • Pearl Jumeirah 18 Villas: Architect: G+1 villas in 5, 6 and 7 bed configurations, Dubai, UAE.

+971 Architects | Graduate Architect |

Dubai, UAE


Designing and developing ideas and solutions from conceptual design to construction documentation stages. I handled all projects individually and reported to the Director. I also attended client meetings.

Notable Projects:

  • Concept design to construction Drawings for a 4 villa town houses in Mirdif, Dubai, U.A.E.

  • Concept design to construction Drawings for a 4 villa town houses in Umm Suqeim, Dubai

  • Concept design to Schematic design for a Single Family Villa in Mirdif, Dubai, U.A.E.

  • Concept design for a Single Family Villa in Sharjah, UAE.

Naga Architects | Intern Architect |

Dubai, UAE


I worked on competition projects and conceptual design proposals. I also took part in designing/ redesigning competition layouts

Tarkeeb Design & Assembly Lab

American University Of Sharjah


Major Participating member from Conceptual Design to design development to construction drawings & finally Construction / Build.

●  Personal Skills

Self Motivated
Open Minded
Forward Thinking


Positive Work Ethic

Encouraging Feedback

Collaborative Attitude


Reliability & Accountability
Conflict Management

●  Professional Skills

Critical Thinking
Creative Thinking
Creative Problem Solving
Thorough Design Solutions
Project Visioning
Project Execution Strategy
Team Management
Interdisciplinary Mindset
Multidisciplinary Coordination


Multiple Project Coordination
Detail Oriented

●  Software Skills

Mental Ray



●  Languages



●  Interests & Extracurricular Activities

Furniture & Product/Industrial design, Arts & Architecture, visual communication, T-shirt design, Photography, Travelling, Football (Soccer).

11/2010 Study tour on tectonic expression, Germany
I Visited /analyzed architecture projects designed by famous architects.
I Visited museums designed by famous architects including the Vitra house and project by Tadao Ando, Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid in Vitra.

6-7/2012 Summer study abroad architecture studio, Italy
I Visited /analyzed architecture projects designed by famous architects, such as Terrani, Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid e.t.c.
I Visited architecture firms to see their structure and work process.

I Worked on two design projects, one conceptual with Milan being the site and the other a flower shop for a cemetery in Como.
I Visited some contemporary museums such as Triennale de Milano and Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi museum in Rome.

●  Awards & Exhibitions


American University of Sharjah, UAE

  • Dean's list academic award fall 2012

  • Chancellor's list academic award spring 2012

  • Dean's list academic award spring 2012 

  • 1st place prize for best design of the AUS Global day 2012 Club Pavilion Design Competition.

  • Dean's list academic award fall 2011.

  • Dean's list academic award fall 2010.

  • Project displayed at the NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board) held in CAAD, AUS Spring 2010

  • Projects displayed at CAAD Foundations Jury Exhibition AUS

Rainbow College Highschool Lagos, Nigeria

  • Best Student award in Technical Drawing 2007

  • Best Student award in Technical Drawing 2006

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●  Interested in collaborating or working together? Have a project you would like to talk about? Would like to build something together? Interested in hiring me? I’m available for freelance projects.

Let's Grow &

build together !

●  Recommendations

Designing narratives and experiences that develop into spaces / objects / built form & environments.

Constantly improving my mindset & skillset to be well equipped for different project situations & experiences.

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