Dr. Kamiya is a founder and principal of GMK, one of the leading design firms in Rwanda and the region. His experience varies from academic research to practice in the role of architect, urban designer and project manager. He practiced in several countries in Africa before pursuing his graduate studies at the University of Tennessee 1999-2001, PhD program at Ohio State University/The Knowlton School of Architecture from 2001-2006 while working with firms like Turner Construction, Lupton Rausch Design and OZ Architecture.
Since his return to Rwanda, Dr. Kamiya has strived to pass knowledge in both architectural design and urban planning by volunteering with KIST/Faculty of Architecture and Environmental Design as an independent reviewer and a mentor to many final year students who are getting ready for professional practice. He is the current president of the Rwandan Institute of Architects and the First Vice-President of East Africa Institute of Architects.
Dr. Kamiya joined the University of Kigali as a promoter/founding member, to give back the best he got from best Universities in the US and pass on his practical experience to students at University of Kigali, where the commitment is to offer unmatched highest quality programmes designed to prepare students for the labour market with competitive skills.