Anthony Akindele

Founding Principal

Anthony is Managing Principal and Founder of Nia Architects. He has over 30 years of experience in design, construction, and management of both new and rehabilitation projects. Mr. Akindele’s expertise covers municipal, commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential buildings.

Anthony is extremely active in various Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Programs. He has been actively involved in the CPS Principal-for-a-Day Program for the past seven years, and he regularly participates CPS Career Day events at various schools. Furthermore, Anthony has provided mentorships in the past to Chicago Public Schools students interested in architecture. Many of these students have performed paid internships at Nia Architects during the summer months, and a handful of these students are now pursuing architecture degrees at universities.

Anthony is a licensed Architect in Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC, and he is an active member of AIA, CSI, and SARA.



Bachelor of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology



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