Danna Walker, Built By Us
Danna Walker
Built By Us

Danna Walker is the founder and CEO of Built By Us, an award-winning social enterprise that actively champions greater diversity and inclusion in the construction sector. Her career spans over 20 years in construction and the built environment, encompassing various roles, including electrician and Architect, and within the field of vocational education. She is currently co-chairing a workstream as part of the “Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Taskforce”. Danna is a former board member of Public Practice, a charity trustee, and an elected board member of the Architects Registration Board.

Danna was proud to be nominated for the Precious Awards 2015, which celebrates the achievements of women of colour. In 2018, she presented the BBC Radio 4 documentary The Architecture of Incarceration, which explored the philosophy and ethos of modern prison design and participated in a debate on Race and Our Public Space. In 2019 Built By Us won the prestigious National Mentoring Awards 2019, National Diversity Programme of the Year for the innovative FLUID Diversity Mentoring Programme.