Celebrate Black History Month with a Special Virtual Event on 25th October

Black History Month stands as a testament to the vast contributions, resilience, and cultural richness that Black individuals bring to our global tapestry. It’s a time for reflection, learning, and appreciating the deep-rooted history and accomplishments of Black communities.

In honour of this pivotal month, join us for an enriching virtual event, where you'll hear from esteemed speakers:

  • Georgie Manly, Retail Customer Propositions Director, Landsec
  • Karl Brown, FRSA and Chairperson, Bristol Property Inclusion Commission
  • And our very own, Aidan Mwombeki, Part 2 Architectural Assistant, Chapman Taylor London

We're immensely proud to see Aidan represent us as a speaker, showcasing the diverse talent within our organisation.

This event, a collaboration between Women in Property and RIBA, will be chaired by Women in Property National Chair, Chithra Marsh.

Hear powerful stories, gain insights into unique career journeys, and have the chance to earn CPD accreditation. This month and always, let’s amplify Black voices, narratives, and accomplishments in every industry.

Chapman Taylor is a sponsor of this event, which has been organised by Chapman Taylor Architect Catalina Ionita who is on the Women in Property North West organisation committee, with a strategic role as an Inclusion Champion.

The virtual event is on Wednesday 25 October 2023 12:30 PM. Get your free ticket here

Come together to honour, connect, and be inspired.

#BlackHistoryMonth #CPDEvent #Inclusion #CelebrateDiversity

Aidan Mwombeki (MArch)

Part 2 Architectural Assistant

Aidan joined Chapman Taylor's London studio in 2022 as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant supporting the Residential team.

Aidan received his MArch from the University of Nottingham where he focused on social-cultural architecture for his thesis and worked on large-scale residential projects prior to joining Chapman Taylor.

He also has experience working on projects in Tanzania and South Africa. He is currently working on a large residential development at Friary Park Estate in Acton, London.

Catalina Ionita (BA(Hons) MArch ARB RIBA AFHEA)

Architect, UK

Catalina joined the Manchester studio in 2021 as an Architect supporting the Feasibility team. She brings a passion for successful placemaking to her work in the residential and mixed-use sectors.

She has experience working on a wide range of projects at all work stages, including large residential developments, masterplans, offices, and listed building restorations.

Catalina is teaching a Masters of Architecture and Urbanism course one day a week at Manchester School of Architecture, whilst completing PhD research, with a focus on art-centred placemaking. In 2020, she made RIBA’s Rising Stars shortlist for her project work and her research on ethics and sustainability in architecture. Cat is also a committee member for Women in Property North West, with a strategic role as Inclusion Champion.

Areas of expertise:

Place making / Residential / Mixed-Use /Research

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