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James Mitchell

Co-founder and CEO
Buildher & Orkidstudio

Visionary architect James Mitchell founded Orkidstudio in 2008, which creates healthy, safe and dignified buildings, through an exceptional end-to-end design and construction process using local materials and promoting opportunities for women. Celebrated in Impact Design Hub’s 40-under-40 in 2017, James also led Orkidstudio to international recognition, including the Royal Scottish Academy Medal for Architecture 2013, Curry Stone Design Prize Social Design Circle member 2017 and shortlisted for the Swiss Architectural Award 2018. In 2017, James was selected for the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship GSBI program and in 2018 as an Aspen Institute Spotlight Health Scholar. James co-founded Buildher in 2018, which equips disadvantaged young women in Kenya with accredited construction skills, promoting greater financial prosperity and gender equality within the construction industry.


SEWF 2019

Programme

Explore our plenaries, mini-plenaries, sessions and workshops at SEWF 2019 from 23 – 25 October.

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SEWF 2019

Week overview

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