Nadia Maqbool is the first UK qualified female Architect to achieve professional recognition from the Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA and the Architects Registration Board ARB within the Sultanate of Oman.

She is the owner and co-founder of 23 Degrees North, the first Omani owned professionally recognized architectural design studio within the Sultanate.

The studio won the National Entrepreneurship Award in 2014. In 2016 Nadia was selected as one of 35 future leaders in the private sector to benefit from the prestigious National CEO Program.

These awards recognize Nadia and 23 Degrees North as delivering outstanding high-performance teamwork and architecture at a world-class level while encouraging the ecosystem enabling young Omani talent.

Nadia is passionate about how culture, memory, and sustainability play a positive interpretative role in architecture that is authentic to and resonates with the essence of the place.

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