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PARADIGM is a professional network for architects who are passionate about increasing BAME representation within the Built Environment.

We exist to support, encourage, and help talented architects from BAME backgrounds in education and as they progress in their careers. We are also keen to promote the development of BAME-led practices.

We believe that encouraging a more diverse design team  reflects the society we live in, and creates a richer society. Architecture can drive the potential to transform people’s quality of life, stimulate the economy, and enhance the environment.

We aim to do this through knowledge sharing & best practice, lobbying ideas in the profession around education and career progression, strategic thinking with external national and international organisational bodies, and collaborative working with industry supporters.


We organise events such as industry-related workshops and presentations, site visits, networking, outreach programmes, and just as importantly, our Socials!

Sat, May 16
May 16, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Join the network for a look at what the future of the profession looks like in a post-covid world and tips for any members standing for the upcoming RIBA Council elections!
Black History Month: Showcasing BAME in Construction
Fri, Oct 25
54 Hatton Garden
Oct 25, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
54 Hatton Garden, 54 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N 8HN, UK
This year, the Paradigm Network will be hosting a Digital Exhibition throughout the month of October! Culminating in an evening of Networking & Project-Kucha (short talks) on Friday 25th October at 6:30pm.
Summer Socials 2
Wed, Sep 18
Mercato Metropolitano
Sep 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR, UK
Join us for casual drinks and networking at Mercato Metropolitano (Elephant & Castle / Borough tube)! (Image credit: Alamy stock photo)
The Alternative Architect - The Future Architect
Wed, Jun 26
Jun 26, 2019, 6:30 PM
RIBA, 76 Portland Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 1NT
The 'alternative' Architect - the future of the architectural profession is NOW! Come and join us as we explore the diverse career roles and routes that exist within and beyond the world of traditional architectural practice.
3 Slides X 3 Minutes
Wed, Apr 17
Jestico + Whiles
Apr 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Jestico + Whiles, 65 Goswell Rd, London EC1V 7EN, UK
We would love to help you become leaders in your Spheres of Influence! This is a great opportunity to practice your presentation skills in a safe supportive environment, and benefit from targeted, constructive feedback. (Image credit: AT&T Presenting)
The Department Store Building Tour
Wed, Feb 20
The Department Store, Brixton
Feb 20, 2019, 6:00 PM
The Department Store, Brixton, 248 Ferndale Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8FR, UK
You'll get to learn how and why Squire & Partners revived this Brixton Landmark; through a short talk from the Architects, and a building tour. Finishing up with drinks at their exclusive members club: Upstairs!
Christmas Dinner : Fun + Laughter
Wed, Dec 12
The Blues Kitchen
Dec 12, 2018, 7:00 PM – 11:59 PM
The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Ln, Brixton, London SW2 5SP, UK
As ‘tis the season, let's celebrate our First Year in style with a Christmas Dinner together! We'd love to see you at our Christmas Dinner for some Fun, Laughter, and good ol' Dancing (maybe). Thank you for being part of the journey in 2018!!! You are Amazing!
Passing Part 3: Tip & Tricks
Wed, Nov 14
Build Studios
Nov 14, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Build Studios, 203 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7FP, UK
Black History Month
Wed, Oct 17
Build Studios
Oct 17, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Build Studios, 203 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7FP, UK
Speed Mentoring (University): CV + Portfolio
Wed, Sep 19
Build Studios
Sep 19, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:45 PM
Build Studios, 203 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7FP, UK
An evening of speed mentoring and networking! We'll have nibbles!

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In championing diversity in Architecture

Our members range from Architecture students to experienced Architects, and members from Landscape Architecture and Urban design industries.
We hope you join us by becoming a member

Paradigm has emerged from a review of the needs of the present architectural landscape; drawing inspiration from SOBA and other BAME-in-Construction initiatives


We are always looking for collaborative partners, so please feel free to get in touch and email our team:



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