Design Director: tangramMENA, Founder: tangramTERRA

a passionate environmentalist, architect, urbanist, researcher, lecturer, and mentor, who has lived and worked in the UAE for almost 30 years. She is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and the Academy of Urbanism (AoU). She is an award-winning designer who leads tangram’s MENA region studio who were recognised as the “2019 MENA Architecture Firm of the Year” by the Middle East Economic Digest (MEED), who have received accolades including six international sustainable design awards for five different projects in four years. Sandra is the RIBA Regional Ambassador for Sustainability, promoting and developing UK design and management skills across the MENA region, and is the UAE country representative on the RIBA Gulf Chapter Committee. She co-founded, co-curates and co-presents the Chapters’ ongoing “Sustainable Development Series” to share awareness, knowledge, skills, tools, and best practice with built environment professionals across the GCC and to showcase projects, methods, procedures, and strategies to empower and equip us all to meet the challenges faced in delivering the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals across the region.