Nyasha Harper-Michon - BNa Architectendag - Just Justa fotografie
BNA Architectendag. Image credit: Just Justa fotografie


Ever feel like we should be doing more in the building industry to address today’s global challenges? I sure do. We could be doing so much more to mitigate the climate crisis, create resilient cities and communities as well as design safe and inclusive spaces and places.

In a nutshell, I’m an Archtivist – a term I’ve coined for architecture and design professionals driving economic, environmental and social reform to foster positive changes in society and within the profession. 

I’m a creative and strategic thinker who thrives at the intersection of design, business and technology. I leverage these three pillars to drive and inspire positive change to support the health and well-being of people, place and planet. That’s what makes my heart sing.

Driving and inspiring positive change to support the health and well-being of people, place and planet is what makes my heart sing. 

I currently work as an Architect and Business Developer & Marketer at RAU Architects, an Amsterdam-based architecture firm specialised in circular economy design and construction methods. I write a column for A.Zine online magazine and am a guest lecturer and practice assessor at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture.

I’m involved in various projects from the future of design and technology to fostering diversity and inclusion within the architecture field. Simply because I love to explore different approaches and tools to help shape a future where the building industry positively impacts our environment, economy and society.

Challenging the status quo plays a central role in my thought process. Through design, experimentation and knowledge sharing, I aspire to facilitate the transition to urban resilience and circularity.

Enough about me, I’d love to hear from you. We are all catalysts for change and if you’re interested in collaborating on a project or just having a chat, don’t hesitate to drop me a line.