The RIBA is explicit about its commitment to making architecture and the broader construction industry more inclusive.
As part of this work, the RIBA is committed to supporting architecture in 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.
- Fionn Stevenson
- Darren Bray
- Sofie Pelsmakers
- Thomas Aquilina
- Caroline Buckingham
- Dan Benham
- Elsie Owusu
- Stephen Ware
- Maral Rahmantalab
- Satwinder Samra
- Clare Nash
- Daniel Kerr
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 Bentley-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.