Together We Build
An organisation for architects and architectural students of Black and Minority ethnic origin, the Society of Black Architects (SOBA) is a not-for-profit organisation founded in June 1990. It arose out of a need to integrate fully the contribution of ethnic-minority professionals as providers and consumers of architectural and design services. It made representation where necessary on behalf of practices and those in education/training. The success of these early efforts is evident in the vibrant organisation.
Involved in education, careers, mentoring, and schools workshops, SOBA aims to create a platform that will foster the articulation of the needs of architects from an ethnic-minority background in education and practice, as they engage the wider public.
Society of Black Architects
|How does diversity of people reveal itself at work?||Each should be encouraged to bring their global heritage to their work.|
|Do you think our profession is diverse enough?||No.|
|Who are your role models who inspire you?||Nelson Mandela, Sting.|
|If you could change one thing in our profession, what would it be?||The structure of the degree course.|
|What do you find most rewarding in your area of work?||People are satisfied.|
|How have your clients and projects benefited from your involvement?||Added value.|