In support of International Women’s Day 2024 on Friday 8th March, we celebrate the highly valued contribution women make to D5 Architects work. This year the spotlight turns to Rachael Derby, Associate at D5 and her inclusion in the Birmingham Architecture Association ‘Celebrating Women in Architecture’ exhibition on Thursday 7th March at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 18:00-21:00. FREE tickets for the event are available on BAA’s Eventbrite page.

Rachael joined D5 after taking a two-year break to spend time with her son and was promoted to an Associate in 2022.  Rachael has since worked across multiple sectors including residential, education, transport and leisure projects across the UK. She is leading internal teams on projects, working closely with both client and contractor teams across all RIBA stages.

Rachael believes successful delivery of a project is a blend of open communication, collaboration and co-ordination. She enjoys client engagement and developing schemes from a detailed design to delivering the completed building.

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