About Us

Who We Are


Pharos Architects Ltd is an architectural practice headed by Architects Andrew Gremley and Jasraj Sehmi. Andrew has been practicing in East Africa since 1993. Jasraj returned to Kenya from the UK in 2009 after 7-years of experience in the UK. Our staff consist of architects, designers, project managers and experienced technicians to provide the highest level of service in the industry.

OUR BACKGROUND

Pharos Architects (formerly practicing under the name WEGS Consultants, Kenya) was founded in 1998. At that time the Director, Andrew Gremley, already had extensive experience with building projects in the East Africa Region. We are committed to assisting in the development of the region by providing cost-effective projects that are sensitive to the needs of the users while maintaining high environmental standards.

After collaborating for several years, Jasraj Sehmi and Andrew Gremley officially joined forces forming Pharos Architects Ltd. in January 2015.  Jasraj brings his extensive experience in the UK with Education, Healthcare, Retail, Commercial, Industrial, Office buildings and Interior Fit-out projects.

PRINCIPLES

Pharos is dedicated to assisting development of the region by providing cost-effective solutions that are sensitive to the needs of the users while maintaining high environmental standards.

CERTIFICATION

Pharos is certified under ISO 9001 (quality control) and 14001 (environmental).

Andrew is a Green Star Accredited and registered architect under BORAQS, and a member of the AAK. Jasraj is registered in the UK with RIBA, in Uganda with UGSA and is also a registered architect under BORAQS and a member of the AAK. Jasraj also worked on BREEAM Accredited projects while in the UK.

OUR DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Client Relations 
Pharos is committed to the needs and concerns of the client for each and every building project. We work pay careful attention to the dreams and aspirations of our clients to ensure that their needs are met.

Green Architecture

Pharos Architects has achieved the first and only LEED certified (green) building in the East Africa region with the LEED Gold status awarded to the World Bank Office in Juba and received a similar one last year for the 19-story fit-out for the World Bank in Nairobi. We are committed to meeting our client’s expectation with responsible environmental design for optimizing safety, comfort, and operating costs. Andrew is accredited by Green Star SA.

South Sudan 

Pharos Architects has been operating in South Sudan since 2003 and is a registered practice providing architectural services for NGO’s, government and the private sector. Our clients include the World Bank, EU, WFP, UNICEF and the Government of South Sudan.