Division Head


Mr Donald O.B During



The Architectural Division is headed by the Chief Architect Mr. Donald Olubumi During who is assisted by the Senior Architect Miss Delphine Caulker.

The Architectural Division is one of the five divisions in the Ministry of Works, Housing and Infrastructure.

The Architectural Division is responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of all Government Buildings which includes Offices, Quarters, Lodges…

The Architectural Division is divided into five Sections as follows:

  • The Office of the Chief Architect
  • The Architectural Drawing Office
  • The Quantity Surveyors’ Office
  • The Chief Superintendent of Building Office
  • Carpentry Workshop.

The Office of the Chief Architect

The Chief Architect heads the Architectural Division and he oversees the day to day running of the division. The Chief Architect is the Chief Technical Adviser on all Architectural matters to Government.

The Architectural Drawing Office

The Senior Architect heads the Architectural Drawing Office and superintends over other Architects and Draughtsmen in the Drawing Office. The Architectural Drawing Office designs, develops and produces working drawings and specification for the construction and maintenance of buildings.

The Quantity Surveyors’ Office

The Senior Quantity Surveyor heads the Quantity Surveyors Office. The Quantity Surveyors develop, recommend and direct work in the cost aspect of Engineering, Building Construction and Maintenance work as directed by the Chief Architect or the Professional Head. The Quantity Surveyors prepare Bill of Quantities, Schedule of Materials, Contract Documentation including Tender Evaluation, advises on variation, fluctuation and cost check controls.

The Chief Superintendent of Building’s Office

The Chief Superintendent is the Head of the CSO. He supervises over hundreds of artisan workers. (i.e. Carpenters, Masons, Steel benders, Plumbers, Electricians, etc.) The Chief Superintendent’s Office constructs and maintains all Government Buildings.

The Carpentry Workshop

The Carpentry Workshop is headed by an Inspector of Works. The Carpentry Workshop compliments the effort of the Chief Superintendents Office by preparing all the timbers needed for construction and for the production of furniture for use by the MDAs. The public can also use its facility for a fee.