NAWIC LDN&SE Conference Speakers: Danna Walker

Danna Walker is an architect and founder of Built By Us, a social enterprise which is on a mission to diversify the construction sector. Her career spans over 25 years in the construction and built environment sector and has encompassed a variety of roles from shop floor electrician, to Architect and strategic projects lead at the Construction Industry Council.

A passionate advocate for the industry, the common thread throughout her career has been a desire to improve the built environment directly as a practitioner, and the industry by making a tangible difference addressing the challenges of accessibility, skills development and improved diversity and inclusion.

As an architect, Danna specialised in regeneration, housing, educational projects and community engagement and is now part of the Built Environment Experts (BEE) network for CABE/Design Council.

She chaired the RIBA’s equality, diversity and inclusion advisory group Architects for Change (AfC), was a charity Trustee for the Stephen Lawrence Trust and is honoured to have been named a finalist in the Precious Awards 2015.

Danna currently serves as an elected board member of the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and a board member of Public Practice.


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