Cristina Lanz Azcarate
Cristina Lanz Azcarate, London and South East Chair for NAWIC UK & Ireland Director and co-founder of Atelier EURA, Cristina is an EDI advocate through practice and volunteering. Regional Chair for the National Association of Women in Construction and a Mentor at the pan-professional Fluid Mentoring since 2013, at the start of 2017, she also became a member of RIBA’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Group (and Mayor of London's Design Advocate Organisation), Architects For Change. Throughout her eighteen years career in the Uk Cristina, a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), has seen the best projects emerge when the people sitting around the table, both at the office and on-site, reflected the diversity of the communities they were shaping and hence the desire to engage a wider audience with her work. Cristina knows that in order to increase its levels of diversity, our industry as a whole, and each one of us as individuals, need to engage the General Public and address their lack of awareness of what the built environment encompasses and how it affects their everyday lives. Furthermore, she believes we should learn to highlight the contributions of individuals and collectives, as other industries do and to promote its core values of collaboration, innovation, positive outcome, and sustainability in order to challenge perceptions.