Together We Build

Together We Build

Practice: Society of Black Architects
Established: 1990
City: London
Country: United Kingdom
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chrisnasah@yahoo.co.uk

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.