Arc. Ruth Xoladem Ayittey was appointed to the position of Director of Works and Physical Development at UHAS, effective August 1, 2022. She comes with over 20 years’ experience, and has been in Senior Member positions at UHAS since 2016. Until her appointment as Director, she was Senior Architect and Head of Physical Development at UHAS.
Arc. Ayittey has degrees in design, architecture and construction management, with advanced technical competencies in the fields of architecture, construction, procurement and project management, including expertise in top industry software.
She brought her skills to bear in shaping and branding the UHAS environment and also providing the most conducive learning environment for students and the various professionals in the health sector. She also chairs or serves on numerous University committees and is a member of the Architects’ Registration Council, the Ghana Institute of Architects, and Project Management Institute.
Prior to UHAS, Arc. Ayittey served as an Assistant Architect with Architectural Design Partnership in Accra, also as a registered Architect with Associated Consultants; and later partnered with another architect as a director at Diseno Cisne, an architectural firm in Accra. She is also an architectural engineer with UNOPS, West Africa.
In her over-20 years of working experience, she has worked on various urban and community development schemes in all the ten regions of Ghana and the West Africa sub-region as an architect and a project manager. She is very passionate about and researches on Sustainable Architecture for underprivileged communities.