CREATIVE DIRECTOR | CEO & FOUNDER
ARCHITECT & DESIGNER
FELLOW | NATIONAL ORDER OF CAMEROONIAN ARCHITECTS (ONAC/NOCA)
Hermann Kamte is an award-winning Cameroonian Architect. He is the Founding Associates and the Creative Director at HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates.
In 2016, He started after earned Master’s Degree in Architecture with « Distinction » at the prestigious EAMAU (École Africaine des Métiers de l’Architecture et de l’Urbanisme).
Through a series of award-winning design, Hermann has developed a reputation for designing project that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are ecofriendly, Marketable, serviceable, affordable, sustainable and ecological conscious.
Hermann has received numerous awards and honors, including the WAFX Prize’s Cultural Identity Prize in 2017 at the World Architecture Festival, the Gold in Architectural Design at the American Prize of Architecture and the The Inaugural Archi. Awards Africa “Premiere” held by African Union of Architects (AUA) in 2018.
Alongside his architectural practice, Hermann have contributed and have been feature to international press such as “The Architectural Review” “Business Day” and “Financial Times”. He is becoming a frequent public speaker and has spoken in venues such as CTBUH, ARCHITECTURE ZA and LAFARGEHOLCIM FOUNDATION.
HKA | HERMANN KAMTE & ASSOCIATES
HKA | Hermann Kamte & Associates is an award-winning Architecture ﬁrm based in Yaoundé, Cameroon led by Hermann Kamte. The Offie provides services including Architecture, Design, Urbanism, Landscape, Education, Research and Development.
As a young practice, we have gained international visibility and currently work in a range of project in Africa, Europe, North America and Asia. Through a series of international awards and rewards, HKA, focuses its work on sustainable development integrating modern design tools into its creative process to achieve contemporary and modern aesthetics.
The team believes that the creative process is fundamental for each project because each one is unique. The Team have a great interest in research articulated around the fundamentals, the functions, the design or the use processes.
The vision is to bring new dynamics into African Architecture before investigating the worldwide community. The aim is to contribute to shaping the world by giving another appreciation, approach and subtlety.
The challenge is difficult, the journey is long, but we want to do it. Humanity alongside all its destroying actions, or not, on the nature remains at the centre of our preoccupation; Its well-being is always and will always be important for them.
Their pledge of every day is: how to make it possible without destroying our beautiful nature, our planet? With a great interest in wooden architecture, HKA propose the study of its inﬂuence on the shaping of sustainable, resilient and future cities. The aim is to build an alternative to the city's reliance on concrete/steel buildings which is less sustainable. The team thinks wood is among the best solution for sustainable architecture which isn’t well explored by Architects.
That way, we want to construct a solid value, a great interest and a better discourse around timber and its beneﬁts through a deep research. Smart cities of tomorrow which are being planned today will need materials like wood, which are sustainable, marketable, ecological, serviceable and ﬂexible in use.