Position: Deputy managing director/principal architect, Dynamic Planners plc

Bio: Mahder Tadesse Berhanu is a licensed and practising architect with over 14 years of experience. She is currently the principal architect/deputy managing director of Dynamic Planners plc. Mahder has previously served as secretary of the Association of Ethiopian Architects and now works for the association as a professional competition advisor.

Her Mentee


Addis Ababa

Project name: Sustainable materials to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings.

Bio: Dagmawit is an architect who is passionate about sustainability and climate action. Her project focuses on architectural design that prioritises environmentally friendly materials – like bamboo, recycled steel, and reclaimed wood – and practices that minimise negative impacts on the environment, reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, and promote long-term sustainability.