Tara Gbolade, Co-Founder of Gbolade Design Studio, chats to Rebekah Killigrew about her early memories of design and her passion for serving the community.
Tara is a Co-Founder of Gbolade Design Studio and a RIBAJ Rising Star Winner who has previously worked at Mace Group. Tara leads the Harlow & Gilston Garden Town Sustainability Strategy, and sits on a few Design Review Panels including; RBKC, Lambeth, and Merton Councils – advising on major planning applications. She is also a founding committee member of the Paradigm Network: a professional network championing Black and Asian representation in the built environment, and sits on the Public Practice Board as an Alumni Observer.
With a sense of community that sits at the heart of Tara’s ideals and ethos, she has taken her passion for sustainable architecture and placemaking to the forefront of Gbolade Design Studio. Tara has a strong belief in the power of learning and growth to effect positive change and is inspired by global activists and projects that encourage communities to thrive.
In this interview, Tara discusses the rich memories of her childhood home in Nigeria and her early educational years, the people who inspire her in work and life, and what her award-winning studio represents.
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