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Cecil Anertey Abbey is an architect and principal of the award-winning firm Incept
Architectural Consult based in Ghana. With over 20 years in the architectural space, his
approach to design is that of a facilitator who simultaneously coaxes a clientâ€™s vision and
then subsequently acts as a conduit that translates it to reality.
Cecil completed his first degree in Architecture at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science
and Technology where he was the recipient of the Ghana Institute of Architects award for
the best student portfolio and the Mark Nikkoi Memorial Award. He then completed his PG
Dip in Architecture as a millennium architect, passed his professional exams later and set up
his firm, Incept Architectural Consult (IAC) in 2011. He is an active member of the GIA and
represented the institute to advise government on local and international projects.
As the Principal Architect of IAC, Cecil has overseen the companyâ€™s growth from a one-man
practice to a multidisciplinary talented team. Cecil is known for his in-depth knowledge in
design, construction detailing with constant discourse on psychology and spirituality. The firm
has undertaken notable projects in residential individual and impact projects with various
private and corporate firms such as the Atlantic Lounge in Korle Bu, Jade Court Apartments,
Toyota Head Office, MainOne Data Center and Glenshire Hills Luxury Estates. He has an MBA
in Strategy from the China Europe International Business School. Thereafter, he was selected
for the exclusive Stanford Seed Transformational program and served as his Cohort
Cecil is an avid sportsman with a love for basketball and serves on the Ghana Basket Ball
Association (GBBA). He was a silver medallist coach for Accra under 17 tournament and was
on the gold medallist team for the inter University Games of 2000. He has brought his
coaching into his professional life as he continues on the path to inspire and influence his
firm and the next generation of architects to excellence.
He is married to his greatest fan, Naa Deisa, and together they have two children, Naami
and Nii Abe who are his resident architectural critics. As an ardent reader and a frequent
traveller, he considers himself a perpetual student of architecture, matching his passion with
research to enhance his team, profession and client, and he excitedly looks forward to
exhibiting the â€œHand of Godâ€ on his next project.