1992 …2023

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Professor Abimbola Asojo has been widely published in international journals and books. She is a licensed architect and holds a National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certification. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).

Asojo is a LEED Accredited Professional and also serves on the Journal of Interior Design (JID) Review board and is a past board member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) MSP chapter. In 2010 and 2017, Asojo was named a US DesignIntelligence top educator. In 2018, Asojo received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Faculty of Environmental Design and Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. In 2020, Asojo received the University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Service Faculty Award, the highest honor the University of Minnesota gives to a faculty member for service to the community.

Research interests

Cross-cultural design, architectural lighting design, African architecture, computing and design, globalization and design, sustainable design, post-occupancy evaluation and K-12 space.


She specializes in teaching architectural lighting design; design and human factors; computing and design; corporate design; and commercial design. She actively engages her students in community based service-learning projects that tackle local and global societal challenges.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Oklahoma

… → 2011

MS, Architecture: Computing and Design , University of East London

… → 1995

MS, Architecture, Obafemi Awolowo University

… → 1993

BS, Obafemi Awolowo University

… → 1990

Research Interest Keywords

  • cross-cultural design
  • architectural lighting design
  • African architecture
  • computing and design
  • globalization and design
  • sustainable design
  • post-occupancy evaluation
  • K-12 space


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