Chief Isaac Folayan Alade was a Nigerian architect who passed on June 19, 2021, at 87.
The late Alade is an accomplished Nigerian with his fingerprints on the most iconic buildings in the West African country.
When he was elected as a Federal Permanent Secretary in 1976, he did so as the first architect. He served in that capacity until his retirement in 1979, at which point he started his own architectural firm.
He was also the first Registrar of the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria.
The Nigerian government honoured him by appointing him as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of the Federal University of Port Harcourt in 1990 and later a national honour, Order of the Federal Republic.
Among the iconic buildings he designed are:
(1) 1004 Housing Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos State
(2) Federal Secretariat building, Ikoyi, Lagos State
(3) National Stadium, Lagos State
(4) Remembrance Arcade, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos State
(5) Satellite Town, Lagos State
(6) Nigerian Air Force Base, Ikeja, Lagos State
(7) Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies building, Kuru, Jos, Plateau State
(8) National Judicial Institute, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
(9) Nigerian Embassy buildings in 14 countries
(10) Land Titles Appeal Courts, Western State, Ibadan, Oyo State
(11) Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State