Sadie is a founding director of dRMM and industry leader. Her steadfast belief in the importance of design that connects back to people and place is a central influence in our practice. Over her 20-year career Sadie has had an increasingly significant role in the advocacy of design and architecture through her professional practice and her advisory roles.
Sadie is chairing the Independent Design Panel for High Speed Two (HS2), reporting directly to the Secretary of State. She is one of ten commissioners for the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) led by former Cabinet Minister Lord Adonis, and a commissioner for the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission. In 2017, she was appointed as a Mayor’s design advocate for the Greater London Authority.
Sadie lectures internationally and sits on competition jury and advisory panels including the RIBA National Awards Advisory Panel and the World Architecture Festival Super Jury. She represents the profession in the media through radio, TV appearances, and her columns for Building Magazine and Estates Gazette.
Sadie became the youngest president of the Architectural Association in 2013; was shortlisted for the AJ Woman Architect of the Year award in 2014; and in 2016, 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’.
Sadie is highly active within the architectural industry, both in business and extra-curricular activity. She sailed with the winning Great British team in the Commodores’ Cup 2012, rode Cycle to MIPIM 2015 and pedElle 2017 for Corum, and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to support The Railway Children organisation in 2017.
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.