Nadia Tromp

Co-Director, UIA Community Architecture & Human Rights Work Programme

Nadia Tromp is an internationally acclaimed architect, based in South Africa. She is an advocate for the profession and co-director of the UIA CAHR WP. In 2017 she became the first African female architect to win a World Architecture Festival Award (WAF), for her design of the Westbury Clinic. Her philosophy is to create architecture that is humane, equitable and a delight to experience.

In 2019 she was awarded the Architecture Masterprize (AMP), in Bilbao, Spain, for the design of the Transformation and Development Centre for the category of best mixed-use building. In 2021 Nadia received the WAN Female Frontier Pioneering Award by World Architecture News.

Nadia Tromp was named the 2021 laureate for Vassilis Sgoutas Prize for Implemented Architecture Serving the Improverished in recognition of her lifetime achievement for her work and deep sense of social commitment grounded in innovative design solutions which foster human dignity.

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