A registered practicing architect in Tanzania. Victoria is passionate about helping communities in need through her knowledge and expertise in Architecture. She is the co-founder of the Tanzania Women Architects for Humanity (TAWAH) and served as a chairperson from 2011 to 2020. Victoria is the founder and managing director of Alama Architecture (formerly known as VK Green Architects). A company that she established in 2012 while teaching at the Ardhi University; School of Architecture and Design. Victoria decided to leave her teaching career at the Ardhi University in 2018 to devote more time to Alama Architecture and TAWAH. She holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Stuttgart in Germany, a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Catholic University America and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Dar es Salaam – UCLAS in Tanzania. She was a Ford Foundation Fellow in 2004, an Eisenhower Fellow in 2016 and a Mama Hope Global Advocate in 2020.

Dr. Victoria M. Heilman


A graduate Architect from Ardhi University with three years of experience in construction industry. Currently working as Assistant Architect at ALAMA ARCHITECTURE in Dar es Salaam while seeking for registration with the AQRB.Joyce participated in the Women in Construction Mentoring Program of 2019-2021 organized by TAWAH as a mentee and she is now in the program of 2022-2024 as the Mentor.She has also attended different workshops in Dar es Salaam including the Montessori Workshop held in Dar es Salaam, Sand cement brick and soil testing workshop by BRI, Dar Glass workshop basing on the building materials (Glass) and Knauf Workshop in 2019.Joyce participated in the Challenge Fund Ideas Competition 2022 organized by Association Montessori Internationale and she was among the winners whose works were published on their websites to later be used as the design tool and guideline for the Montessori leaning spaces in Tanzania.

She loves working with the community because she believes it is her responsibility to give back to the community through her profession. Joyce is more passionate in sustainable designs and low cost housing. In her three years of experience, she has devoted most of her time in community school designs and sustainable residential housing designs.

Joyce Said


A graduate of Bachelor of Architecture. Ashura is currently practising under apprenticeship and preparing to sit for her professional examinations by the registration board. She is experienced in design, supervision of construction sites and management of construction projects. Ashura is passionate about community service and a team player. She finds her interest in sustainable and environmentally friendly designs with emphasis on maximum utilisation of the designed spaces.

Ashura Simai Abdulrahman


Jane M. Marwa holds a Master of Science Degree in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from University of Dar es Salaam. Jane is a registered Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit expert and a strong advocate of improved sanitation and environmental management. 

Jane M. Marwa


Atugonza Majula is a Landscape Architect graduate of Ardhi University, additionally she has obtained training in Y & P Architects Ltd as a student Landscape Architect. Believing that better spaces improve the quality of life, Atugonza has been involved in a number of workshops on improving lives with Architecture. She attended the First East African Green Building Conference held in Arusha in 2015. She also attended a workshop on desalination of ocean water and supplying to ruralcommunity in Zanzibar in May 2016. On top of that, she visited the American University of Sharjah in UAE and she is still looking forward to learn more on improving lives by Architecture.

Atugonza Majula


Lucy Fungo, is a young woman from Tanzania, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from dar es salaam institute of technology. Lucy joined TAWAH as a volunteer on year 2019 but now she has a TAWAH membership. She has developed ambition of serving the non-governmental organization as a beneficiary for humanity program especially in the suburbs of the Tanzanian community. This practices have given her the feeling of improving others life using her carrier and by doing different staffs within her capability.


Lucy Fungo


A Graduate architectural technologist, Project manager & Event Planner.

Fatuma is self-motivated, committed, devoted, smart worker and creative. She strongly believes in ability and potential positive effects of arts, Social works, and ecological architecture.Fatuma likes  Travelling, cycling and meeting with new friend and she is open to learn new things every moment.

You have an empty space and you want to fill it with a limited budget just one call to get your solution.    

G. Archt. Fatma Kigera


An environmental engineer. Lotaris is enthusiastic about applying the principles of engineering to develop solutions which protect people from the effects of adverse environmental issues such as climatic changes. Lotaris is the founder of the Afro_Beauty_Galore. A business which she has established in 2018 while at University from her entrepreneurial interests. She would like to help people feel confident and be the best version of themselves. She considers pouring back the knowledge and creativity into the community allows her to be human and empathetic. One might enjoy a chat with Lotaris for anything business, entrepreneurship, gatherings, travels, reading, writing and music.

Lotaris Malecha


An architectural technologist with passion for all things crafty and active. Esther works as an Assistant Architect and managing various commercial construction and renovation projects She finds the thrill in starting new crafts, travelling to new places and exploring the world through the lens of her camera. She has no problem breaking a sweat whether on the construction site or in the gym.

Esther Kitindi


A registered environmental engineer and a green technology enthusiast. Nelly is experienced in designing, supervision and management of environmental projects as an engineer and HSE personnel. She is diligent, a perpetual learner, hardworking, ambitious and finds joy in encouraging others to achieve their goals. Between dancing, travelling, telling a story, singing and enjoying nature, it is never a dull moment with Nelly around.

Nelly Mleleu


An architect with impeccable expertise in BIM and rendering software. Elizabeth is proficient in designing educational, commercial and residential facilities. While working as an Assistant Architect, she finds her calling in landscape design and gardening which fuels her intent to produce environmentally conscious designs. She is the one to have a chat with on everything plants and their environmental effects.

Elizabeth S Kisabo


A graduate architect and a civil technician. Suhayla is an advocate for thorough application of the locally available building materials in the improved construction techniques. She strongly believes minimizing the costs for construction projects by employing locally fabricated materials and less importation from the urban settings.

Suhayla T Abdulla


A quantity surveyor and life enthusiast. Nora is a supporter for sustainability through design and construction of “green” built environment. When one is looking for fun in dancing and planning events, Nora is the person to talk to.

Nora Kessy


A graduate with bachelor of Architecture. For Catherine, project management is that grey zone between design and built environment that determines whether all the efforts and inspiration invested in project inception will come to fruition in the final built product

Catherine Meena