About us

AvantGardian is an Abuja based group of architects, interior designers, artists, urbanists, landscape professionals, sustainability and environment enthusiasts, building material experts, researchers and innovators. The group is currently involved in various projects, ranging from mid-high density residential development, luxury villas, garden and landscaping, to modular construction in all scales and sectors.

At the heart of AvantGardian projects is a unique design approach committed to delivering innovative, sustainable, technologically advanced and aesthetically pleasing products. Our designs aim to create spaces with human experiential quality, spaces that improve users’ overall quality of life while meeting all technical requirements, and spaces that give the feeling of happiness and satisfaction to both client and users.

Our highly collaborative, research-oriented approach seeks to provide solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues by involving clients, stakeholders and experts from a wide range of fields at the onset of our creative process. Our inclusive design process leads us to deal with issues ranging from sustainability, environment, materials and tectonics to providing reusable/modular solutions to the ever-evolving contemporary building needs.

“Modern life demands, and is waiting for, a new kind of plan, both for the house and the city”

– Le Corbusier

At AvantGardian, we once again find the freedom of thought and ideas to create remarkable, innovative architecture that changes the surface of our environment to better fit contemporary life.

Board of Directors

Ahmed Nasir

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Ahmad is a well educated young professional that is driven by core values of Sustainability. His education in Agricultural Engineering and Plant Biotechnology coupled with his participation with nonprofit organizations that provide young people with leadership development, cross-cultural and global volunteer experiences have equipped him with the desired skills to spearhead the Landscape, Garden, and Green Architecture integration at AvantGardian.
Khalil Halilu

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From selling ice blocks to neighbours to founding West Africa’s First Eco-friendly Technology hub, Khalil Suleiman Halilu is a living testament that anything can be achieved if you give your mind to it.
Khalil is a dynamic, creative ,intelligent, hard-working entrepreneur and a firm believer in the power of technology to impact and improve livelihood in developing countries. His vision, dedication and principles set him apart from his peers.
Wada Kawu

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With over 30 years experience in business and entrepreneurship, Wada is well versed in identifying potential business opportunities as well as challenges in the Nigerian and West African context. His savviness and business acumen are exemplified by his renowned success in the automobile industry.
Sani Garba

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A veteran and accomplished businessman with wealth of experience in numerous fields – Banking and Finance, Telecommunication Technology, Construction and Real Estate, Agriculture, Human Resource Organization, Renewable and Clean Energy, Mohammed Sani Garba is well trained, home and abroad, to deal with business challenges arising from various sectors.