Judge Profile

Yẹmí Aládérun


Yẹmí is an architect and major projects manager working in the housing sector. She is co-founder of Paradigm Network, a professional network for architects who are passionate about increasing Black and Asian representation within the built environment.


Yẹmí is a NED for Women’s Pioneer Housing association, she served as an elected national council member for Royal Institute of British Architects and also sits on its education committee. Yẹmí is a core member of Part W Collective, an action group formed of an intersectional and intergenerational team of women campaigning for gender equity across the built environment sector.


As an appointed panel member of a number of Design Review Panels, she is part of a network of professionals providing expert advice and support to Local Authorities on challenging and often complicated built environment projects across the UK. 


Yẹmí was selected as one the UK’s next generation of boundary-pushing designers and innovators by the Architect’s Journal in its 40 under 40 cohort for 2020.