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Mina Hasman

Architecture & Built EnvironmentDesign Academic, Educator

Mina Hasman leads SOM’s sustainability and wellbeing operations, long-term vision, and strategy for achieving excellence in practice. She oversees the firm’s progress on climate action as it pertains to its global business operations and projects. Mina has experience in a wide variety of projects in Europe, the UK, the Middle East, and Asia, bringing a greater understanding of the implications for sustainable and equitable design in different climatic, social, and regulatory contexts. As a recognized expert in her field, she has been elected to and is actively involved in the UKGBC Board of Trustees, RIBA Council Practice & Policy Committee, and the Climate Emergency Task Group (as Co-Chair), CAA Council and the Practice Committee (as Chair), LETI Steering Committee, UNEP/GlobalABC’s COP Task Force, CIC Climate Change Committee (as Chair), CIBSE Intelligent Buildings Group (as Vice Chair), and the WorldGBC Advancing Net Zero Committee.

Mina regularly contributes to the wider climate change, sustainability, and wellbeing debate in her role as tutor at various academic institutions, including The Bartlett (UCL), Architectural Association, and the Manchester School of Architecture. Developed in her leadership, the trans-disciplinary “Climate Framework” Initiative enabled Mina to help the RIBA to define its Mandatory Competence Requirements for climate literacy. Mina also authored the “RIBA Climate Guide” – the book structured around the Climate Framework – to equip built environment professionals with key knowledge to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Mina’s years of experience, expertise, and leadership in climate advocacy have earned her The Big 5 Construction Award for the Sustainable Leader of the Year in 2021 and led TIME Magazine to identify her as one of the 100 most influential climate leaders in the world in 2023. Mina was also in the Stirling Prize Jury in 2021 and currently chairs the RIBA Silver Medal since 2023.

Mina Hasman