CIAT Gold Awards: Featuring Usman Yaqub

Usman Yaqub is the 86th recipient of the Gold Award

Usman Yaqub is the 86th recipient of the Gold Award and its youngest in the history of the Award. He was awarded this implementing a newly reinvigorated CPD series which has significantly impacted engagement within the Wessex Region and on both a national and global scale.

During Usman’s tenure as Vice-Chair, for the Wessex Regional Committee, he demonstrated a true passion and enthusiasm for the role and his engagement with the Committee. This commitment was exemplary and exceeded the expectations of Usman’s remit – he shone out like a beacon during his tenure. Usman used his initiative and skills to successfully move physical events to an online platform for delivery and set the benchmark for online CPDs across the Regions and Centres.



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Usman has been instrumental to the success of the Wessex Regional Committee and represents the organisation with professionalism. Through juggling home life, practice ownership, with additional professional responsibilities, Usman has never faltered in his dedication to the Committee and losing sight of the Regional Committee’s overall goal. We believe Usman deserves the recognition of the Gold Award as his work has been impactful, inspiring and has served hundreds of Architectural Technology professionals through implementation of a new online CPD series. His commitment is particularly noteworthy working outside the Committee meetings to ensure that the Region operates and skilfully manages this with his drive and creative ideas.


Usman has worked tirelessly to coordinate guests and speakers to deliver a multitude of different insights on a monthly basis; from roofing materials, construction recruiters to even software suppliers. The diverse range of CPDs speaks to our growing audiences and reflects the varied career paths of our students, members and affiliates and also fellow professionals, re-enforcing collaboration which is important.

Usman presents and hosts the CPDs provided by the Wessex Region taking questions from the public and presenting them to the CPD providers.
“Highly recommend”
"I have worked with Usman on many projects, he’s a talented, professional and a conscientious designer. I would highly recommend his services if you are looking to carry out an architecture project."

“Passionate about their work”
"We use Studio Yaqub to do all our design work at Reco Spinal Clinic and personally. The service is reliable, and you can see that the company are passionate about their work. I would recommend them to all."

"Great Job"
"Usman is brilliant and really does take time to understand and deliver a first class job, would not hesitate to recommend him."

"Totally impressed by their professionalism"
"We have worked with Studio Yaqub and their team for several years on two projects. We can honestly say that we have been totally impressed by their professionalism, commitment and timely delivery of our work."

"Excellent Services"
"We have worked with Usman and his architectural team at Studio Yaqub for developments with sustainability requirements as well as personal projects. I would highly recommend their professional, detailed, and talented services."

"I highly recommend"
"I regularly work with Studio Yaqub as part of a professional team serving clients’ development needs. I’ve found Usman Yaqub to be a diligent professional, who takes the time to thoroughly understand clients’ requirements and thereafter produces high quality architectural services to bring development schemes to fruition."

"Friendly, professional"
"I have worked with Usman on many projects and am always happy to do so. He is friendly, professional, and has fantastic attention to detail to deliver a successful project."

"Our home is a joy to live in"
"Our design brief to Usman was very exacting; we needed a house that matched our demanding needs on a modest plot in an area where modern houses are unwelcomed by planners. Usman designed our house meeting all our detailed requirements, as well as being aesthetically pleasing for our village. Our home is a joy to live in. Usman did a great job, he applied his technical skills to meet our wishes."

"Professional, conscientious and reliable"
"We have worked with Studio Yaqub for a number of years and have always found them to be professional, conscientious and reliable. I believe their involvement in any project would be very beneficial and their insight valuable to a project team and client."

"I highly recommend their Architectural Services"
"I met Usman as a member of our Regional CIAT Committee and also worked with Studio Yaqub on an interesting Health Authority project. I highly recommend their Architectural Services for support and design ability to achieve a successful project."


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