Siti Nurafaf Ismail, a 21-year-old Malaysian architecture student, has won the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, and will travel to cities affected by natural disaster to shadow two architect idols. Photo: Koray Koymen

Architecture for disaster relief: first Asian woman to win Norman Foster scholarship talks about her goals

  • Siti Nurafaf Ismail will use her award to shadow Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and Pakistan’s Yasmeen Lari on disaster relief projects
  • Foster praised University of Malaya 21-year-old’s winning submission for its ‘clear focus and objectives’; Afaf hopes to work in disaster management
Topic |   Architecture and design

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Siti Nurafaf Ismail, a 21-year-old Malaysian architecture student, has won the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, and will travel to cities affected by natural disaster to shadow two architect idols. Photo: Koray Koymen
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