Flavia Gwiza Mentorship Awards recipient

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  • Building Beyond


  • Design


  • Rwanda
Flavia Gwiza is an Architect and Urbanist based in Kigali, Rwanda, whose work revolves around creating resilient urban spaces. She holds a Master of Science degree in Urban Design from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Rwanda. Her practice includes architectural and urban design methods and the facilitation of participatory planning and design workshops. Gwiza has been the recipient of two prestigious international design awards: Third prize in the Archigineer Africa competition for a project targeting the elaboration of a suitable, sustainable housing model for Kigali wetlands (2012); received honorable mention at Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction for a team project based on participatory upgrading strategies elaborated for Kora, Nyarugenge District.