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Unionne/ FA Global / Director & Co-Chair /Partner

Annette Amanda Oyèkúnlé Fisher is a renowned British/Nigerian architect, managing partner of FA Global, founder and co-chair of Unionne a consortium of female-led architects’ practices. She is also an accomplished author, having written the popular guidebook “Oyinbo: A Foreigner’s Guide to Living in Lagos”. Annette is a champion for women and diversity in the field of architecture, and she chairs the Let’s Build a Televised forum, which aims to promote greater diversity in practice.

Let’s Build and Unionne were finalists at London Construction Awards 2022 and Unionne recently won a place on the LHC/Southwark framework 2021.

Annette has had a distinguished career, having previously served as Vice President of RIBA. She was both the first black woman elected to RIBA Council in 1999 and RIBA Nominated Presidential candidate in 2002. She is also a trustee of the Commonwealth Association of Architects and currently serves as a professional part-time RIBA Part 3 Tutor at Westminster University in London.

Annette’s contributions to the field of architecture have been recognized through numerous awards, including the CAA award for the organization’s 50th anniversary, the Barclays Men & Women of Merit Award, and the NatWest Award for African Professional of the Year. She has also served as a judge for several architecture and design awards, including the Malta Architecture & Spatial Planning Awards, the Civic Trust Awards, the IDA Awards, the OPAL Awards, World Architecture Festival and Dezeen Awards 2022.

Annette is a former executive council member of the Association of Consultant Architects Nigeria(ACAN) and former Chair Kush Housing Association and Group Board Director for Places for People HA.

Now her mission and ambition are to use her skills, privilege, position and experience to motivate others to greater heights, and transform other people’s lives. She and her team are spearheading a global mass affordable housing project starting in Nigeria to meet the 25 million housing deficit; and a major UK project showcasing women and minority architects.