Boye Akinola, AIA, Principal/Chairman/CEO
Bachelor of Architecture-Cum Laude
State University of New York at Buffalo, 1985
Masters of Architecture, SUNY at Buffalo, 1987
Registered Architect: States of Georgia & New York
In 1990, after practicing commercial and residential architecture for recognized firms such as Robert Traynham Coles Architect, PC (in Buffalo, NY), Turner Associates-Architects and Wakefield Beasley & Associates, Boye Akinola founded Boye Architecture (formerly bA Design Architects). As a licensed architect for over 25 years, Boye’s professional experience covers an extensive range of commercial and residential building types that include offices, retail, healthcare, mixed-use, church and single-family and multi-family residential designs. His unique visionary design and marketing talents have elevated the status of Boye Architecture in the national real estate market. As Principal and CEO, Boye directs the design of projects, marketing, business and financial operations and business development services of the firm, project management, and real estate development. He also lends his 20 year experience in commercial and residential construction to ensure the highest quality of execution of the firm’s construction drawings. As Master-Builder, Akinola manages construction and development activities of the firm.
Boye’s professional involvement includes a focus on designing and developing city centers and greyfield/greenfield suburban communities. Boye’s talent (along with prominent Atlanta builders and developers such as John Wieland Homes, Integral Group, Ryland Homes, Trammel Crow Residential) is evident in his designs of trend-setting and essential quality commercial, retail, healthcare, single-family and multi-family residential buildings and communities throughout diverse and African-American neighborhoods of South Metro Atlanta. Boye, along with the team at Boye Architecture, was recognized by the Atlanta Union Mission for their charitable donation of the design of a 9,000 sq. ft. Transitional Apartment Home for Homeless Mothers. The facility was built by John Wieland Homes and trade partners through its’ charitable arm, Second Mile. Boye Akinola won “Best Architectural Design” award at the Street of Dreams 2004. Another highlight in Boye’s career is visionary design and development of the first office building (the $6.3m Stonecrest Medical Promenade Building) at Stonecrest Mall community of South Dekalb County (growing eastern suburb of Atlanta). In 2009, Boye and his firm embarked on global design advisory, development and equity capital business in emerging markets such as Nigeria, India, Dubai and China by providing American Styled Architecture-Development Advisory.
Professional AssociationsAmerican Institute of Architects,National Council of Architectural Registration Board, National Organization of Minority ArchitectsUrban Land Institute,Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, Board Member: Field of Dreams Academy-Atlanta, Former Board Member: Livable Communities Coalition of Atlanta