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Shiva Aghababaei

Shiva Aghababaei

Director and Principal Architect, T&A Property Development LTD

Born in 1972, I finished my studies in M.A. course of architecture in Iran Art University (Isfahan Campus). I started my career working in various positions including architectural designer and interior designer in construction firms while I was still a student. This was the beginning of a long way to become an award-winning architect and interior designer recognized among the UK Construction Role Models in 2019. I established my own architectural practice back in 1998, where we designed and built iconic residential, commercial, and hospitality projects, including Ibis-Novotel Cluster Hotel at IKIA, which attracted the attention of international architecture and design circles. My approach to architecture is a combination of love and creativity, which is well observed in my works. I have been a chartered member of the Royal British Architect Association, and a professional member of the Society of British Interior Designers (SBID) since 2019.

Statement:

"As a woman working in the construction field, advocating for equality is important to me. It guarantees that everyone has chances and fair treatment within the industry. This drive empowers me and other women to pursue our passions, challenge stereotypes and bring our diverse perspectives, skills and talents. Striving for equality does not encourage diversity. It also fosters inclusivity, leading to a more balanced and forward-thinking construction industry."