Danna Walker is the founder and managing director of Built By Us, an award-winning social enterprise which exists to actively champion greater diversity and inclusion in the construction sector. Her career spans over 20 years in construction and built environment, encompassing various roles including electrician and architect, and within the field of vocational education. She is currently a board member of Public Practice and former charity Trustee and elected Board member for the Architects Registration Board.
Danna was proud to be nominated for the Precious Awards 2015, which celebrates the achievements of women of colour. In 2018 she presented BBC Radio 4 documentary The Architecture of Incarceration which explored the philosophy and ethos of modern prison design. Most recently Built By Us won the prestigious National Mentoring Awards 2019, National Diversity Programme of the Year for the innovative FLUID Diversity Mentoring Programme.
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