TCA was founded
in 1976 by Dr. Lanre Towry-Coker (Ph.D.) ,
the Principal. Since its inception it has grown into a large multi-disciplinary
practice incorporating Architects, Project Managers, Planners, Interior
Designers, Landscape Designers, Quantity Surveyors, Technicians
and Administrative staff.
The office is situated in Victoria Island, Lagos,
in our own purpose-built development of five floors. The office
is organized as separate design studios to enable proper integration
of new projects under designated group leaders. At TCA
we believe in the value of giving a personal service to clients.
Hence each of the architectural design teams is lead by the principal
or an associate, ensuring competent management from inception to
completion. We aim to achieve the highest standard of service and
quality in architecture, at all times. To this end there is an in-house
Computer Aided Design (CAD) unit managed by a qualified and experienced
Because of our belief that an efficient communication
network is the backbone of any successful project team, we are continually
striving for innovation by investing in systems that increase the
capacity for information exchange between our project teams. The
manifestation of this is our ability to provide an integrated design
and construction project management package. The company has developed
considerable expertise over the years in formulation of consortia
and has won several competitions with consortia of different Nationalities.
This has assisted TCA in developing management
Furthermore we have proved ourselves in the past
by participating in and winning many designs competitions involving
architectural practices from Nigeria and abroad. These include part
of the Master plan for the new federal capital in Abuja (1977),
Abuja Sheraton Hotel, Abuja international Conference Center, Former
Savannah Bank Headquarters, AIB (BCCI) Plaza, Mobil Oil Residential
Development at Lekki, Shell Residential Development at Ikoyi and
the Lagos State Water Corporation Headquarters Building, Ijora,
Panoco Headquarters, Victoria Island, Lagos.
TCA won the competition for the design and
supervision of the new World Bank Mission in Abuja. The proposed
development includes the Mission Office, the Resident Representative,
and Residence (7 No) for Expatriate Staff.
More than 110 firms – Nigerian and Foreign, submitted entries
for the competition.
Since its inception, TCA has been involved
in various kinds of developments and has gained a vast body of experience
in a wide variety of building types i.e. Residential,
Institutional, Civic, Recreational, etc. Architectural landmarks
over the years have included the Abuja Sheraton Hotel, Savannah
Bank Headquarters, Mobil Oil Complex, Guaranty Trust Bank, UAC Residences
in Ikoyi, AIB Plaza and other several other projects, many of which
were won in competitions.
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