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Trained as an architect with a bias for interior design, Ekaete Ibia her career studying architecture at the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom state and in 2006, obtained a Bachelors degree in Architecture
She then began work as a junior architect with Custom Realities, Portharcourt, and then proceeded to the Department of Development Control, FCDA for the compulsory National Youth Service in Abuja.
Her desire to pursue a career in Interior design and furniture manufacturing lead to her working for Itex Furnitures Ltd which inspired her for a masters program in Interior Design from Florence Design Academy, Italy later on to SD interiors, Lagos as an aspiring interior designer and space planner. She has gone on to work for several companies including AD consulting Ltd, Lagos and have been involved in a number of key projects before venturing into her own company, ei Carr Associates Ltd.
Ekaete has demonstrated a keen eye for details and flexibility in designing building envelops to accommodate a wide variety of changing needs with the best combination of strength and values to stay within budget.
She has been championing affordable and sustainable design as well as fully optimized spaces as expressed in her M. Sc. dissertation on "An Effective use of Transition Spaces to achieve optimum Space Efficiency" from the Department of Architecture, University of Nigeria, Enugu.