Rita Ochoa, Senior Associate, Shortlisted for BD’s Female Architectural Leader of the Year Award

AFL Senior Associate Rita Ochoa, has been shortlisted for the BD Female Architectural Leader of the Year Award. This award recognises the achievements of women working in the industry and the real differences they are making to the public perception of architecture. As a female sports and leisure designer, Rita has worked on the Lusail Stadium in Qatar, the Ashgabat Stadium in Turkmenistan and the Bonus Arena in Hull. Currently she’s leading teams to deliver both the Swansea Digital Arena and the Brentford Stadium projects. She practices the belief that to truly change perceptions, both women and men should be mentored and supported equally. Similarly, both boys and girls need to see women in senior positions to truly instil a sense of equality.

“I am thrilled to be in the finals with other incredibly inspirational women from around the country. This is a great boost to all the female architects within AFL, and truly shows them that we are very much recognised for the great achievements we make in this industry.”

The awards will take place on 1st May 2019 at the Westminster Plaza Hotel, London.