Kofi Akakpo is a designer and writer who currently lives in Providence, RI. He studied Architecture at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana between 2004 to 2008 before leaving to work with Joe Ossae-Addo, principal architect at Constructs LLC. At Constructs, Kofi was greatly influenced by the inno-native approach to design practiced in the office, before moving to the United States. Kofi has worked on architectural projects in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Finland and the United States. He has also worked as a contributing writer for Bleacher Report and as a freelance designer and architectural visualizer. Kofi has a bachelor’s degree from the Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University and just graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He is currently working on a research project that explores how spaces can retain their unique cultural identity in an increasingly multicultural world.