Jeffrey Adjei

Managing Director
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Jeffrey is the Managing Director of Studio Contra and a RIBA chartered architect and urban designer with experience in both residential and commercial sectors in the UK, Nigeria and Ghana.

He has worked as an architect and interior designer at various practices, including Assael Architecture, Sheppard Robson, Bell Associates and Harry Dobbs in London, and with Joe Osae-Addo in Accra. He holds a BA and MA from the Canterbury School of Architecture and received the RIBA Design Excellence Prize in 2013.

Jeffrey is on the Advisory Board of the Margate School, an independent, post-graduate, fine art institution in the UK and hub for innovation and creativity. He has been a guest critic for final reviews at the University of Cambridge, Harvard Graduate School of Design, the GSA Johannesburg and Cornell University.

Olayinka Dosekun-Adjei

Creative Director
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Olayinka Dosekun-Adjei is the Creative Director of Studio Contra. Her primary interest is in the cultural and residential sector and in public space.

Prior to embarking on a career in architecture, Olayinka worked as a financial analyst in London, for Nomura International, in their Debt Capital Management team. She holds a BA in Classics from the University of Oxford (New College) and an M.Arch from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where she studied as a Kennedy Scholar. Before founding Studio Contra she worked at leading architectural practices such as Barkow Leibinger - Berlin, Sheppard Robson - London and MASS Design - Boston.

Olayinka has been a visiting faculty member at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, teaching an option studio in 2023, and has been a guest critic for final reviews at the GSA Johannesburg and Cornell University.