• Architecture

Killion Mokwete

Associate Teaching Professor

  1. Killion Mokwete  is UK trained and registered Architect (RIBA chartered Architect) with international experience in architecture & urban design from London where he worked on urban development projects in New Barnet while at international firm Building Design Partnership (BDP). Killion also worked in Botswana, Africa where he led urban design projects in Kumasi, Ghana, taught design studios at the University of Botswana before relocating to the USA with his family. Currently Killion is leading a community masterplanning project in Fond-des-Blancs, Haiti at Build Health International (BHI) and large University project called the Sustainable Village Learning Community (SVLC) in Arcahaie, Haiti.

Before joining BHI, he worked at Shepley Bulfinchin Boston as part of the University of Global Equity (UGHE) campus development team in Rwanda alongside MASS Design team. Killion is also co-founder of non-profit practice, ADAPTIV.

Outside architecture and design, Killion is a media enthusiast, having founded, Botswana’s first Built Environment media company, Boidus Mediafrom 2011-2014 and has contributed multiple article commentary on Botswana’s built environment industry through other local publications.

Killion has been an adjunct lecturer at Northeastern University since 2015, teaching various studios and also has taught at Boston Architectural College (BAC) since 2016 where he is part of the Community Practice and Gateway studios. At Northeastern University Killion’s design studios have focused on emerging markets, especially Haiti & Botswana and is especially interested on how participatory design processes can be a catalyst for local community development.

In July 2019, Killion presented a conference paper at the Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF 19) in Trinidad & Tobago titled, ‘Local Community Participatory Planning Methodologies as a catalyst towards long term Urban Resilience in Haiti’.

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Education

  • MA, Professional Practice, Architecture, University of Portsmouth
  • BA (Hons) Architecture, Plymouth University

Professional Experience

  • Architect & Urban Designer, ADAPTIV & Build Health International, Beverly, MA
  • RIBA Chartered Architect, Sheply Bulfinch, Boston, MA
  • Consulting Design Director, Gaborone, Botswana

Courses Taught

  • ARCH 5115 Options Studio
  • ARCH 7130 Masters Research Studio

Research Interests

  • Architecture
  • Media Publishing
  • Research and Design