Lecture 3. Creating A Tropical Response: The Architecture of Kenneth Scott and James Cubitt

The architects James Cubitt and Kenneth Scott, arguably were amongst the most powerful actors in the post WW2 the architecture scene in West Africa. Despite the partnership being relatively short lived both architects developed a joint approach best understood in their development of the KNUST campus in Kumasi, that helped underpin their future design activities in West Africa. This lecture discusses their joint development of the KNUST campus in Kumasi, Ghana and the subsequent architecture they went on to produce at the dissolution of their partnership in the early 1960s. Scott worked almost exclusively in Ghana for the rest of his life, whilst Cubitt was based in Nigeria but developed a practice that spread from West Africa to Libya, Australia and kept links also with the UK.

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