Who we are
BRICKLANE DEVELOPMENT GROUP, a wholly owned Ghanaian company, is the holding company for the BRICKLANE civil infrastructure consultancy firms. The Company established as XYZ Consults in 2007, transformed into BRICKLANE Development Group in 2011, with BRICKLANE Architectural Services and BRICKLANE Engineering Services as subsidiaries registered with the Architects Registration Council/Ghana Institute of Architects (ARC/GIA) and the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE) respectively. Our portfolio of projects are located in many parts of the country and the West African Sub-Region.
To become a professionally integrated global civil infrastructure consultancy firm providing services with excellency to clients.
To provide civil infrastructure consultancy services with quality and speed.
The objective of BRICKLANE revolve around around becoming a global civil infrastructure consultancy firm and are outlined as follows:
- Develop Innovative and Cost Efficient solutions.
- Maintain a Multi-Disciplinary Firm to provide value to clients.
- Establish Global Alliance and Collaborations.
BRICKLANE is committed to
- doing it with RESPECT
- executing with SPEED
- doing it with INTEGRITY
- doing it with NO HARM to the environment
- working as a TEAM
- accounting for its ACTIONS
- developing its WORKFORCE
- WORK PRINCIPLES
Our work principles, (A.I.D) is to assure excellency in the delivery of services are that:
- It must be ACCURATE
- It must be INNOVATIVE
- It must be DETAILED
BRICKLANE collaborates with various allied professional firms both locally and internationally. This has proven over the years to be an innovative and efficient approach to the provision of consultancy services. Some of the companies we collaborate with are:
• Expert Design
• The Consortium
• Adjaye and Associates
Since the establishment of BRICKLANE in 2007 it has undertaken a wide range of projects for several Institutional/Corporate and Private Clients including the following:
• West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited
• Ghana Grid Company Limited
• Department of Urban Roads
• Minstry of Water Resources, Works and Housing
• Western Castings Limited
• Ghana Forestry Commission
• Ghana Cocoa Board
• Ghana/UK Company Limited
• Dannex Pharmaceutical
• Paekho Construction Limited
• The Trust Bank
• Maersk Ghana Limited
• Ibistek Ghana Limited
• Mobile Choice Ghana/MTN
• Action Chapel
• Evangel Church
• Swedish Consulate
• Ghana Homes Group
• 24 Hour Towing & Accident Recovery Services
• Movingui Investments Limited
• Priceline Consult
• Foundries and Corn Mills Limited
• 2nd Image
• Servistar/ Miniwax Wa
• Progressive Road Contractors Association
• Heavens Gate Real Estate
• Saasco Properties
• Krane Construction Limited
• Ghana Christian International School
• Digital Innovations
Bricklane has a diverse team of Professionals who use a wide range of modern equipment and contemporary information systems in providing environmentally responsive solutions.
Bricklane encourages continuous professional development of its staff which enhances productivity and job satisfaction.The rich backgrounds and experiences of the team ensures that our clients receive the most adequate and appropriate consultancy services.
The team at Bricklane consistently looks for innovative approaches and methodologies to solve civil infrastructure problems. The Company also supports student internship programs and the National Service Scheme of Ghana.
Bricklane has staff strength of 25 including 6 Architects, 4 Engineers, 2 Quantity Surveyors, 5 Technician Engineers and 6 AutoCAD Technicians. In addition it has an administrative and clerical staff.
The following are profiles of some of our key staff.
NAT NUNO-AMARTEFIO has practiced as an Architect/Urban planner since 1971 and is the Principal Consultant and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bricklane. He obtained his Master of Science in Architecture at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY in 1971 and his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Howard University in1969, Washington DC. His primary areas of interest include implementing and managing architectural projects, project procurement and financing, planning and budgeting in addition to coordinating and implementing projects. Since 1998 his practice of architecture was limited to a few major projects. In 2006 he enrolled as a PhD student at the University of Ghana at Legon, Accra. His dissertation is on the Architectural History of Accra from 1870 to 1970. The work is in progress. He is also a Lecturer at the New York University Campus in Accra, Ghana. He teaches the History of Urbanization in Ghana using Accra as his subject. He has been lecturing this course since 2009. The course examines the city’s progress from a settlement of a few hamlets in the 15th century to the major West African Metropolis it is today.
Since leaving public office as Mayor of Accra from 1994 to 1998 he has been active in giving talks and lectures on art, urbanization and on local government administration. This he does each year both locally and internationally through invitations to conferences devoted to these subjects. He has contributed to two books on Accra and written several articles for publication. His interest and activities in Art has put him in the position to officiate at many exhibitions and art openings. He is called upon to talk about the works of artists and situate them within the canon of contemporary Ghanaian art.
He sits on several boards and committees. In 2005 he was appointed to a committee to advice the Government of Ghana on modernizing Accra and preparing it for a more vigorous role in the global economy. He is also the Chairman of the board of Alliance Francaise of Accra and consistently uses his position to further the interests of the institution. Since 2010 he has led a team of researchers to map the city of Accra to identify and locate its tangible and intangible assets. This will be useful for developing a cultural policy for Accra as well as creating a tourist industry in the region. He has undertaken several negotiations for funds on behalf of the Government for support in various areas of the economy.
• Committee for the modernization of the capital city. 2005-2007
• Alliance Francaise of Accra. Since 1999
• Historical Society of Ghana. Since 2005
• Arthaus – Institute of contemporary Ghanaian Art. Since 2004
• Foundation for Contemporary Art. Since 2004
• Seth and Carlene Dei foundation for contemporary Ghanaian art 2011.
National Honours – Chevalier de l’ordre du Merit (France)
DANIEL KWADJO TEYE is the Managing Director and Principal Architect at Bricklane. He has a rich experience in professional practice, implementing and managing architectural projects. His responsibilities include coordination of project activities, construction planning and management, project budgeting, developing technical recommendations, material and resource procurement, project personnel administration and supervision in addition to traditional architectural services such as design, production drawings, contract supervision, and preparation of contract documents. He is conversant with the procurement and disbursement procedures.
During and after leaving the University of Science and Technology-Kumasi (where he graduated with both his first and post graduate qualifications in architecture), he practiced with several architectural firms across the country to appreciate the nuances of the practice from different perspectives. He has worked on several projects both institutional and private in nature.
In August 2010, he enrolled in the Graduate Business School of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration-Accra, where he is pursuing a Project Management training in Master of Business Administration. His interests include community service projects and volunteering time and resources towards the less privileged. As an old boy and a patron of the Ghana Secondary Technical School (G.S.T.S Old Boys Association) he continuously supports the school.
FRANK OWUSU ADJEI is a Director and the Senior Civil Engineer at Bricklane with over ten years’ experience in the field. His specialization also includes water resources engineering and management. At Bricklane he is responsible for civil engineering designs, preparation of engineering reports, contracts management and supervision of civil engineering projects.
Since leaving the University of Science and Technology-Kumasi and the University of Stuttgart-Germany (where he obtained his second degree in Water Resources Engineering), he has been working on some of the most exciting projects in the country. Most of these projects have involved industrial steel framed structures. He is also a faculty member at the Civil Engineering department of the Koforidua Polytechnic where he lectures, engineering mathematics, strength of materials and structural engineering among others.
VICTOR ADINORTEY PUPLAMPU is a Director and a Senior Architect at Bricklane. He trained at the University of Science and Technology-Kumasi, where he obtained both undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications in Architecture. Since joining the company in 2008 he has proved to be a key member of the team. He has worked on some of the most exciting projects in the firm ranging from office buildings, hotels, and residential complexes among others. He is directly responsible for managing architectural design development, production drawings and documentation, and contract administration. Victor’s role also involves coordination of project personnel and resources. He is also a passionate and versatile 3D artist, specialising in the development of 3D impressions and animations.
JOSEPH KOBINA OTABIR is a Director and the Senior Project Manager at Bricklane. He has a 10-year consistent record of leading and delivering both private and corporate projects. Committed to professionalism, he employs project management methodologies such as planning, scheduling and other tools in executing projects. He has a strong understanding of Project Life Cycle and Business Analysis practices. His qualifications include a Diploma in Building Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations and Project Management, and he is also in the process of obtaining a Project Management Professional Certificate (PMI – PMP). He is presently managing the on-going construction of warehouses and sheds and its ancillary works for GRIDCo, at Tema, Takoradi, Kumasi and Tamale, using Project Management Office collaboration tools.