Yet another feather in the UK-based Malaysian-born architect!

Catharine Arul Dass, a name that needs no introduction in the field of architecture has once again put Malaysia on the world map by emerging as one of the winners in the 2022 TechWomen100 Awards.

"This gives me more strength and confidence since it acknowledges all of my effort and perseverance. I don't carry out my work to win prizes. My passion is my motivation, but accolades and recognitions like this bring awareness, and I hope they serve as an inspiration for others, especially the younger generation, as reported by The Star.

Graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architecture followed by Masters in Architecture and Professional Practice in Architecture (RIBA, ARB Part III), the Ipoh native is working with the UK Parliament, London.

Her work entails pioneering and establishing the standard for the format-specific cataloging of heritage assets as a need for digital conservation for heritage projects.

Furthermore, receiving the award is a motivation for her. She also believes it would encourage the rest of the employeesout there to achieve victory.

Previously, Catharine broke the glass ceiling in this male-dominated field of architecture by being nominated for two established awards; the European Women in Construction & Engineering (WICE) Awards 2022 for Best Woman in Digital Innovation, and the Asian Women of Achievement (AWA) Awards 2022 in Real Estate, Infrastructure, and Construction.

The world isn't what it used to be. We are finally seeing a rise in support for the equality of women at many levels. Thank you for setting inspiration for Gen Z and Millennials.

Image Credit: WeAreTech Women & The Star