Congratulations to Raheela Khan-Fitzgerald for being named RIBA Rising Star! Raheela is a passionate sustainability advocate and made an invaluable contribution to the sustainability team in helping to shape H\B:ERT - the Revit plug-in that can test the embodied carbon emissions of different material options at any time during the design process.
Her other achievements include being awarded Hawkins\Brown’s research bursary last year to develop H\B:ERT further, winning the practice the AJ100 Best Use of Technology Award as a result.
Raheela has also volunteered personal and professional time to the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI), co-authoring the chapter ‘Rules of thumb’ of the Embodied Carbon Primer, which then fed into the Climate Emergency Design Guide.
You can read the RIBA's full appraisal of Raheela here.
“Raheela is doing a lot collaboratively to address climate change, including the communication of it as a key design driver.
If more architects did this kind of work, it would put me out of my job.”
Klaus Bode RIBA judge
“I am incredibly grateful to be recognised amongst such an amazing group of RIBA Rising Stars this year.
It's great to see such a strong trend towards sustainable initiatives, and I hope that this demonstrates how we all have our part to play in addressing the climate crisis.
No action is too small, but only through collective effort and by supporting one another can we meet our vital global climate targets.”
Raheela Khan-Fitzgerald RIBA Rising Star 2020