Zegeye Cherenet is Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction & City Development at Addis Ababa University (EiABC), Ethiopia.
He is a practising architect and runs OADUS Architecture & Engineering with his partners based in Addis Ababa.
Zegeye Cherenet is a guest lecturer at various universities in Ethiopia and internationally, including visiting academic in the Department of Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) (2006/07). He was Chair of Architecture & Design at EiABC (2009-11).
He was General Secretary of the Association of Ethiopian Architects (AEA) (2004-08).
He studied architecture and town planning at Addis Ababa University, and holds a Master of Architecture from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Roorkee). He holds a PhD summa cum laude on designing the informal-searching strategies for waster-sensitive urbanization from HafenCity University (HCU) in Hamburg, Germany (2015).
He is co-author with Helawi Sewnet of Building Ethiopia: sustainability and innovation in architecture and design (EiABC, 2012).
Zegeye Cherenet was a member of the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for region Middle East Africa in 2020.