The RIBA West Midlands and Birmingham Architectural Association are excited to announce our annual celebration of Women in Architecture, in celebration of International Women’s Day.

About this event:

The BAA’s annual International Women’s Day exhibition returns on Wednesday the 8th March 2023 at the Birmingham Symphony Hall, where we will celebrate and showcase the exceptional female talent in the West Midlands region.

We will be exhibiting a range of exciting projects which have been spearheaded by female Architects from local practices. We will also be celebrating the outstanding emerging talent from our local Architecture Schools; Birmingham School of Architecture, University of Wolverhampton and Coventry University.

This years’ theme is #EmbraceEquity and we will be hearing perspectives from a number of inspirational speakers about their journey in the profession and the various ways they advocate for equality in the Industry.

Selina Mason – Director of Masterplanning at Lendlease and instrumental in the development of the Smithfield Regeneration Masterplan. Selina is also a member of the Government’s Urban Centre Recovery Task Force, Chair of the Havering QRP, RIBA representative on the Highways England’s Strategic Design Panel and an advocate for empowering women in the Industry.

Anna Parker – Founding Director of Intervention Architecture, listed RIBA Rising Star, Visiting Lecturer at Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, sits on the Birmingham City Council Conservation and Heritage panel, and a trustee of the Birmingham Big Art Project.

Alexa Woodward – Director of Strategy and Design at Cordia Blackswan with a specialism in the Historic Environment and Building Conservation; and Project Architect for the renovation of the Former Municipal Bank (The Exchange).

Hannah Floyd – Co-Owner & Director of Birmingham based furniture consultancy Pi SQ – set up in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic – diversity and inclusion trustee for well-known charity LoveBrum, trustee for local housing association Spring Housing, involved in the Future Workplace Birmingham cohort, and the 2023/24 Chair for Women in Property West Midlands.

This is a free event but booking is essential with spaces limited. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Birmingham Architectural Association is kindly supported by our sponsors by Allgood plc, Altro Limited, CupaPizarras, Solus, RockPanel, Taylor Maxwell, and X Sign.

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Please note that the venue is fully accessible however we do need to let the venue know if we are expecting anyone who would require lift access. Please email ahead of the event the BAA on