Meet The British Architect Who Designed Some Impressive Buildings In Ghana, Like Ghana Police College

Meet The British Architect Who Designed Some Impressive Buildings In Ghana, Like Ghana Police College

  • British architect Kenneth Mackenzie Scott single-handedly built many impressive buildings in Ghana, like the official residence of President Kwame Nkrumah and others
  • Kenneth Scott was a founding member of the Ghana Institute of Architects and served as both the institute's vice president and secretary from 1960 to 1970
  • He is arguably the most influential figure in Ghana's architectural space between the 1960s and 1970s, with almost all public structures marked by his genius

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British architect Kenneth Scott is not spoken about enough, yet he is the brain behind most public buildings still in use today. He created buildings around Ghana for education, culture, the military, sports, recreation, and health. In this story, mentions some of the brilliant architect's buildings.

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Building for drug-related studies in KNUST
Building for drug-related studies in KNUST. Photo credit:
Source: UGC

The University of Science and Technology (U.S.T), now called the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), boasts of an imposing tower serving as its drug-related block, which Kenneth Scott designed.

British Council Building

British Council building
British Council building. Photo credit: kuulpeeps
Source: UGC

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The iconic architect also designed the British Council Building in Accra. The organization seeks to give young people opportunities that may change their lives by teaching them English and exam-related skills as well as employability and entrepreneurial skills.

Ghana Police College

Ghana Police College
Ghana Police College. Photo credit: Denis Vermeirre
Source: UGC

Mr Scott designed the Police College, Ghana Police Headquarters in Accra, and the Air Force barracks in Tamale as part of his designs for the security forces.

Other Notable Designs

Other notable architectural designs by the British architect are KNUST's engineering and classroom block, the Faculty of Arts of the University of Cape Coast, the Institute of Statistical, Social Economic Research, and the Department of Nursing at the University of Ghana.

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He also designed the Surgical, Maternity, Paediatric, Tuberculosis and Isolation Units of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and the Ashanti Gold Fields Hospital at Obuasi. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs building, the Diamond House, and the Consortium House on Accra's High Street are just a few of the office buildings he designed.

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In an earlier story, wrote about a Ghanaian architect who designed impressive buildings worldwide. British architect Sir David Adjaye, of Ghanaian heritage, is known for creating iconic structures like the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The British government honoured him with The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire because of his excellent deeds. In addition, he becomes the first African to get the Royal Gold Medal and the first black architect to receive the honour in its 173-year existence.

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