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04 Nov 2021

Unionne Awarded a Place on the LHC/ Southwark ADS1.1 framework

Unionne Awarded a Place on the LHC/ Southwark ADS1.1 framework

Unionne - a consortium of female-led architects ' practices - are excited to announce that they have been awarded a place on the LHC/ Southwark ADS1.1 framework.

Created by Southwark Council in partnership with LHC, the '400m framework consists of 14 diverse architecture practices that have been appointed to help promote innovation through high-quality, public-sector design across London. These will be added to the original 110 practices appointed by Southwark last year to form one overall framework of 124 practices.

The collective includes Annette Amanda Oy'kunl' Fisher of FA Global, former RIBA vice president, presidential candidate and chair of Let's Build; Teri Okoro of TOCA, Fellow of the RIBA and member of ARB Board; and Sumita Singha OBE of Ecologic Architects, current RIBA Council member and former chair of Architects for Change.

These experienced practitioners are partnered with emerging practices: Cheryl Pilliner-Reeves of PR Architects and TEDI London; Anamaria Pircu of award-winning Vatraa Architecture; and Angelene Clarke of Bearded Ladies- designer and researcher at UCL. They are also delighted to have had the support and mentorship of Scott Brownrigg on the bid.

This exciting assembly of practices was initiated by Annette Fisher prior to January 2021 with a vision to create a virtual large practice to bid for larger and more diverse projects. On behalf of the consortium, Annette Fisher states: 'We want to challenge the smaller residential project typologies generally tackled by women and minorities, to actively change the perspective and make a difference not only in the types of projects, but also the way in which we manage and execute projects '

Unionne's aim is to collaborate, innovate, celebrate, and promote the advancement of women and minorities in Architecture and to create iconic buildings that celebrate and promote sustainability and diversity. All members of Unionne are driven by a desire to transform access to, and the experience of, the built environment for both the community and professionals.

The founding principles of the collective are:

' Partnering
' Pioneering
' Progressive

Unionne have been appointed to the following lots:

' Lot 3 value band 1
' New Housing Lot 4 value band 2
' Commercial

We are excited to announce that both Annette Fisher and Teri Okoro will be speaking at London Build 2021.'Join the UK's entire construction industry as they gather to attend London Build'for a jam-packed two days of high-level CPD content across 6 stages, exclusive networking parties, Meet the Buyer, Women in Construction and Diversity in Construction networking, product demos, entertainment, live music and endless business opportunities with thousands of quality attendees.