Beyond Arete Architects
We are practicing Architects with a passion for great design in the built environment.
The Partners studied and have an extensive working experience in architectural design both in Nigeria and in the United Kingdom.
We are focused at utilizing the elements of form and space combined with the input of the client’s requirement, the environment, contractual obligation, cost, planning laws and availability of material to create and deliver responsive schemes of reputable uniqueness.
Established in march 2009, beyondarete is a partnership of dynamic architects with a passion for excellence and a unique approach to creating quality in the design of our built environment.
Our aim is to produce distinctive architecture and designs that suit the diverse and individual needs of our clients.
Our name stems from the Greek word Arete; in its basic sense it means "excellence", "goodness" or "virtue" of any kind. In its earliest appearance in Greek, this notion of excellence was ultimately bound up with the notion of the fulfilment of purpose or function; the act of living up to one's full potential. Arete in ancient Greek culture was courage and strength in the face of adversity and it was what all people aspired to.
"The root of the word is the same as "aristos", the word which shows superlative ability and superiority and "aristos" was constantly used in the plural to denote nobility." As designers, we aspire to achieve beyond excellence and live up to our full potential.