|Intro||Nigerian architect and politician|
Dr. Lanre Towry-Coker FRIBA (born 1944) is a Nigerian architect, politician and socialite.
Early life and career
He was born in 1944 to a Nigerian civil engineer. He is an indigene of Lagos and was also the first and former Lagos State commissioner for works and housing. He attended St. Matthias School, Lagos, the Architectural Association School of Architecture and the University of North-East London for his architectural training. He also earned a qualification from Harvard Business School. He established his architectural firm, Towry-Coker Associates in 1976.
Towry-Coker is the author of the book Housing Policy And The Dynamics Of Housing Delivery In Nigeria: Lagos State As Case Study, published by MakeWay Press in 2012. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Architects. In 2017 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the only Nigerian and one of currently just 30 architects worldwide accorded that honour.
He married Bisi Towry-Coker but they are now separated.
He has three children including a son, Olaotan.