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In recognition of work in Environmental Sustainability, the HOD, Department of Architecture, University of Lagos, Professor Michael Adeloye Adebamowo, was awarded by the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation (SETPOM) in its sixth International Conference and Fellows Award Conferment held on October 19, 2016, at the University of Lagos.

Apart from being a Senior pastor at Grace and Glory Chapel, he is a spiritual father to many, Prof. Adebamowo holds a B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc, Architecture Degrees from the University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University, M.Arch with Distinction at the University of Lagos and Ph.D in Geography and planning at Lagos State University, specialising in Urban and Building Climatology and after which he proceeded with his work in the area of Environmental Sustainability where he made some notable contributions to the body of knowledge in the field.

As a student he was a recipient of the prestigious National Merit Award, University of Ife Scholarship award and O.A.U Post Graduate Fellowship amongst others. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, NIA; Architects Registration Council of Nigeria, ARCON; Association of Architectural Educators of Nigeria, AARCHES; Network of Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings in United Kingdom, NCEUB; and America Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, ASHRAE.

As a consulting Architect to AMA Designs Ltd, he has designed and supervised several building projects with positive impact on the environment covering various building types which includes residential, commercial, industrial, religious and institutional buildings notable among these are the Gold Park Estate, Lekki; Mind Builders School, Ikeja; Martinos Event Centre; R&A City Hotel, Ikeja; The Summit Hall, Alausa and the Citadel for the Latter Rain Assembly. He is a consultant to UNILAG Consult and some of his iconic works here includes the design of a High Rise Iconic Building for the Faculty of Law, design and supervision of the on-going Scholar’s Hostel Project and Remodelling of the Faculty of Arts Building.

Prof. Adebamowo has a wealth of experience in academia, Building Industry and on Environmental matters. He is a member of the University Environment and Beautification Committee, Member of Committee on Redesign and Operations of Biological Garden, Master Plan Review and Building Committee and led the design team of design and construction of Prof. Adetokunbo Sofoluwe Memorial park.

Prof. Adebamowo is credited with numerous academic publications in national and international journals with research interest in Thermal Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings and Architectural Sustainability. He is a reviewer and editorial member to some notable journals and currently supervises six Ph.D candidates in Architecture and has successfully co-supervised three Ph.D candidates in the field of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture contributing significantly to environmental sustainability and it’s upon recognition of his humble contributions that he was nominated for the SETPOM Award. Recently in a short interview with THISDAY, the newly conferred Fellow of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation, Prof. Adebamowo stated that he was humbled and gratified to know that there are other professionals and colleagues who have interest in what one is doing.