Annette Fisher

Dezeen Awards 2022 Judge Annette Fisher

Annette Fisher is a practising international British and Nigerian architect, with her practice FA global operating in London and Lagos.

Fisher started her career working for commercial UK practices, TP Bennett, Rolfe Judd and Whinney Mackay Lewis before setting up her own practice in 1994. Now her mission and ambition are to use her skills, privilege, position, and experience to motivate others to greater heights, and transform other people’s lives. She and her team are spearheading a global mass affordable housing project starting in Nigeria to meet the 25 million housing deficit; and a major UK project showcasing women and minority architects.

She’s the founder and co-chair of Unionne a consortium of female led architects’ practices, and the chair of Let’s Build a televised forum championing women and diversity in practice, a part-time professional RIBA part 3 tutor at Westminster University, London and a former RIBA vice president, nominated presidential candidate and National Council member.

Annette was the first black woman to be elected to the RIBA Council in 1999. Whilst also being a Commonwealth Association of Architects trustee, former executive council member of the Association of Consultant Architects Nigeria (ACAN) and former Chair Kush housing Association and Group board director for Places for People HA.

She has also won wards including the Barclays Men & Women of Merit Award, Natwest Award for African Professional of the Year, the Judge Malta Architecture & Spatial Planning Awards, Judge Civic Trust Awards and Judge IDA and OPAL awards.

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