Pledging to Build a Diverse Architecture Industry

Matthew Lloyd Architects are on a mission to make architecture more accessible, diverse and inclusive for all.


Like many industries, architecture has a significant diversity gap. Though the number of women in architecture rose consistently through 2013-2016, the number of black and ethnic minority architects has not.

Using their own photography to support RIBA’s Future Architects pledge, Matthew Lloyd Architects are raising funds to inspire and support the next generation of architects.

Patricia Woodward, partner at Matthew Lloyd, has worked with three Part 1 students – Urna Sodnomjamts, Jasmine Montina and Luke Upton – to curate a selection of their own photographic images, to raise funds for the RIBA National Schools programme and the RIBA Student Hardship Fund. This exciting and worthwhile project features a series of wonderful images. You can view the slide show in the video below.

If you would like to support the RIBA Future Architects Pledge to make architecture more accessible, diverse and inclusive, you can donate through their JustGiving page. A £50 donation will secure you an original signed, framed photo print from the collection.Once you’ve made a donation please send an email with your contact details.

If you would prefer to select an image, let them know. Photographs will be on display at their office during June and they will also be arranging a viewing and collection date later in the month.

To find out more about the pledge,click here.


Matthew Lloyd Architects LLP are an award winning practice who have won recognition for sensitive, innovative, contextual architecture in urban settings.