Sarah Akigbogun

Sessional Lecturer Design

Sarah Akigbogun is an Architect, filmmaker, and director of the film She Draws: She Builds. She is founder of Studio Aki London and Appropori8 and Vice Chair of Women in Architecture. Studio Aki is a multidisciplinary practice, straddling the boundaries of architecture art, design, engineering and research. Working alongside theatre company Appropri8, the studio is also interested in the urban scale seeking to transform disused urban sites and buildings.
Prior to this Sarah was an architect at leading practices, Alsop Architects and Foster and Partners, where she on International and UK projects such as the visionary Haramain High-Speed Railway which connects the holy cities of Mecca and Medina and the award winning dual use, Headingley Carnegie cricket pavilion, Leeds, on which she worked as a 3D designer
Sarah trained as both an architect and engineer, completing Diploma in Architecture at the Architectural Association, her Part I in Architectural Engineering at the University of Westminster and Part III at The Bartlett.
Beyond architecture Sarah is passionate about theatre and in 2014 she completed an MA in acting at Drama Centre, Central St Martins. This has informed her practice as an architect, not only by leading to the founding of Appropri8 but also by consolidating her interest in narrative and the role of visual and verbal storytelling and communication in architecture.