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Black Females in Architecture
Black Females in Architecture (BFA) is a network and enterprise founded to increase the visibility of black and black mixed heritage women within architectural industry and other built environment fields. In so doing, BFA actively addresses issues of inequality and diversity within the industry
BFA supports its growing membership through the provision of a support network within which members benefit from shared knowledge, advice, guidance, access to the personal networks of fellow members, job opportunities and much more.
Our women come from numerous backgrounds that industry comprises of several disciplines: Planning, Construction, Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape, Architectural Engineering, Urbanism and Environmental Design. Additionally, BFA provides a communal digital & physical space where black women can elevate and empower each other through skilled creative workshops, talks and design projects.
Currently BFA has almost 400 members and counting, with an average of 2-5 members joining every week. For its membership, BFA hosts social events such as our ‘Meet-Ups’ which provide an opportunity for members to meet and foster relationships. More formal/structured events, talks and workshops provide opportunities to discuss topical issues, develop projects and continue to increase the visibility of Black and Black mixed heritage women within the industry.