Architecture is becoming an increasingly inclusive profession, one that offers rich possibilities for a wide range of talented individuals.

12 role models explain how they have been able to forge careers within architecture. In doing so they send a message to others who may share one or more aspects of their identity – such as gender, background, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or education – that this could be a profession where they might thrive.


To find out more about the Role Models programme, read the articles below. 

The vision for the RIBA Role Model project came out of the work of the RIBA's advisory group Architects for Change; in particular, the Chair Danna Walker and group member Dieter Gockmann. 

Jo Bostock of Pause Consultancy shaped and directed the vision. Her wealth of experience, commitment and huge understanding of the issues of diversity and inclusion has taken this project to a level beyond our aspirations.

Pari Naderi has brought the project to life with her beautiful and revealing photography.