Sadie Morgan – The youngest president of the Architectural Association
Sadie Morgan is a founding director at award winning architecture practice dRMM.
Sitting in the communal gardens at Trafalgar Place – a Stirling Prize shortlisted housing project delivered as part of the large-scale regeneration of Elephant and Castle, in south east London – Sadie reflects on how her upbringing in a commune has impacted the way she approaches design, and how public and communal spaces were key to the development of this project.
For Sadie, true diversity in the industry can only be achieved once it permeates all groups working on a project – from the architects to the clients. But she says the future is looking bright as women begin to “believe that they are as capable as any man”.
Sadie chairs the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two (HS2), is a commissioner of the National Infrastructure Commission and deputy chair of the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission. Sadie was appointed as a Mayor’s design advocate for the Greater London Authority and non-executive director of the Major Projects Association in 2017.
She lectures internationally on the work of dRMM and the importance of infrastructure which connects back to people and place.
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