Key Speaker

Sadie Morgan

In the course of her career, Sadie Morgan, a founding director of dRMM, has become an industry leader playing an increasingly significant role as an advocate for design and architecture at the highest levels.

In 2013, Sadie became the youngest (and just third-ever female) President of the Architectural Association. In March 2015, she was appointed to the position of Design Chair for High Speed Two, reporting directly to the Secretary of State, and a commissioner for the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission. In 2017, she was appointed to the role of Mayor’s Design Advocate for the Greater London Authority, and she is also a non-executive director for the Major Projects Association.

Elements of Sadie’s design thinking can be found throughout dRMM’s projects, from the Stirling Prize winning Hastings Pier to Trafalgar Place, Clapham Manor Primary School, the Athlete’s Village for the London Olympic Games and Faraday House at the Battersea Power Station.

Sadie lectures internationally and sits on competition jury and advisory panels such as the RIBA National Awards Advisory Panel and the World Architecture Festival Super Jury. In 2016 she was appointed professor at the University of Westminster and awarded an honorary doctorate from London South Bank University. Most recently, she was named New Londoner of the Year at the 2017 New London Awards for her work in “championing the importance of design at the highest political level”.