mutiso menezes international has, over the years developed particular in-depth expertise in a number of specialized fields:
Planning and development
Since its inception MMI has been engaged in urban and rural planning projects and has established a world-wide reputation for its innovative and imaginative approach in this field – not least in the area of low income shelter provision and squatter upgrading. Within the greater Nairobi Area alone, we have identified affordable shelter solutions for various income groups, prepared structure plans, undertaken detailed planning and sub-division layouts for over 20,000 housing plots.
Industrial and commercial
A considerable number of industrial projects of various kinds and commercial administrative buildings have been undertaken by MMI, including several high-rise office developments and the United Nations complex in Nairobi. The firm responds positively to the particular requirements and operational needs of each client, combining cost efficiency with design quality.
The scope of MMIs activities extends from type plans for schools in nomadic semi-arid area, to master development plans for entire college -campus developments, inclusing those for both the targets technical teachers and agricultural colleges in Kenya. Flexibility for future expansion and response to changing demands are an intergral part of MMIs design phillosohy for buildings of this type.
Health and Research
MMIs experience and organisational expertise is brought to bear in these complex and often highly serviced buildings. A design solution is sought which has inherent sensitivity to user needs and functional efficiency. These factors were of particular importance to three widely differing projects undertaken recently – a maximum security mental hospital in Nairobi, type designs for out-patient departments and nurses training schools for provincial hospitals in Kenya.
MMI has developed extensive experience in the planning and design of housing of all types, ranging from low income site and services to large middle-income estates and individual private homes.
Particular interest is attached to both cost control and the fulfilment of of the occupiers needs, achieved through social survey at the inception of each scheme and by regular detailed dialogue and collaboration with the client, as demonstrated at the Buru Buru Mortgage Housing Project comprising 5,000 housing units.
mutiso menezes international pays particular attention, in all projects, to environmental protection and sensitive landscaping.