Amy Francis-Smith is an inclusive RIBA Architect, a passionate advocate and consultant for Accessible Architecture, Project Lead at Pinnegar Hayward Design and the outgoing Vice-President of the Birmingham Architectural Association. With her work and research focused on providing decent housing and accommodations across the Built Environment for people with Disabilities.
Campaigning for legislative change, she gives talks to educate students and professionals of their social responsibility, advises on accessible environments, sits on Habinteg’s advisory board (an accessible housing association), lobbies the government to improve the Part M Building Regulations and has had numerous articles published. She has also been featured in publications such as the Financial Times, City AM, Wallpaper*, RIBAJ and the Architects Journal.
She has been named on the Shaw Trust’s Power 100 list as one of the UK’s top most influential Disabled people in the UK for 2 years running, shortlisted from 64,000 for the National Diversity Award’s - Positive Disability Role Model, RIBAJ Rising Star in Architecture and as a UK Construction Week Role Model. Amy also won the Archiboo Activism award, was one of Birmingham Live’s 30 under 30 and an active charity ambassador for the Architects Benevolent Society.