The ARCHIFUSE is an annual event initiated by the student body under the auspices of the Society of Architecture Students (SAS). As the name implies, it is a fusion architectural education and practice; and seeks to create a platform where architects in practice share their uncommon experiences with architectural educators and the students of architecture. ARCHIFUSE is usually a week long programme event featuring talk shows, counselling, seminars, exhibitions, awareness campaigns, design competitions and excursion/tours. It provides an avenue where students can freely ask questions related to architectural practice, requirements for membership of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA), registration with the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) and prospects in architecture as a profession and vocation. Due the success recorded in the past editions of this event it is now recognized as a University event and given a slot in the University annual calendar.
The first in this series of town-gown seminars was held on Thursday 29th January 2015. The department played host to Arc Lukman B. Arowona from Interstate Architects Ltd, Lagos as the Guest Speaker. Arc Arowona spoke on the role of the Architect in the Contemporary construction Project Management Practices
Since then, several Town and Gown seminars had held with rich insights and knowledge as gleaned from several leading practicing Architects such as Arc. Tosin Oshinowo of cmD+Atelier, Arc Bayo Ojo of iCubic Design Services, Arc Seun Oduwole of SISA, Chuka Iheanor of ARG Studio, Arc Bolaji Soladoye amongst others.
Globally, world-Class Universities and faculties are known for their research output. In view of the fact that Covenant University has a Vision of joining the league of world class Universities, the Department of Architecture is not left out in the drive to achieve this goal. Therefore, the department has instituted a weekly seminar series for its faculty. The seminar series holds on Fridays, and it is an avenue where our faculty presents their current research activities for comments, debates and discussions. In addition, the weekly seminar series also provide the platform for our postgraduate (M.Phil and PhD) students to present their works to comments and suggestions.