How We Began

Interstate Architects Limited has its origins in an architectural practice established by William Harvey Watkins in Bristol, England in 1900.

The historic firm was involved in design of domestic, commercial and health buildings in the southwest of England.

A London office was established in 1936 to deal with the ever-expanding volume of work in the field of housing in London, subsequently in 1939 Alexander Gray became a partner and the name of the firm was changed to W. H. Watkins Gray and Partners.

In 1952 the then Nigerian Government invited the firm of W. H. Watkins Gray & Partners, to design a Teaching Hospital for Nigeria in Ibadan.  As a result, an office was set up in Lagos, with work expanding to such an extent that a new independent partnership was created under the name of W. H. Watkins Gray Nigeria.

In 1972, young Nigerians were invited to join the partnership as part of an Enterprises Promotion Decree, established by the then government. It was decided, in view of the intentions of the Decree, that the name of the firm be changed to Interstate Architects to reflect a broader based thinking firm, working in all the states in the country.

The firm would later be incorporated as a Limited Liability Company in 1987, becoming known as Interstate Architects Ltd (IAL). The Company has accredited members of the NIA and registered members of ARCON.

OUR PASSION

An award-winning international practice covering architecture, planning and industrial design in all major sectors, we breath life into buildings through beautiful form and function.

RESIDENTIAL 91%
COMERCIAL 87%
INDUSTRIAL 93%
INTERIOR DESIGN 93%
PLANNING 98%
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING 96%

OUR UNIQUE PROCESS

Although we tend to price projects on a case by case basis, this is a guide to the services and project packages we offer to our clients.

BRAINSTORMING

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PROTOTYPING

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COMPLETION

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