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Since joining Wright & Wright Architects in 2015 and being named Partner in 2020, Naila has worked on high profile, cultural projects with a focus on resolving complex planning applications on sensitive sites. In this capacity she led the team on the award-winning redevelopment of the Museum of the Home; an East London institution documenting the universal theme of ‘home’. For her work on the Museum, Naila was nominated for the MJ Long Prize which recognises architects who are excelling in UK-based practices. Naila works across many projects and also led the team on the planning application for Lambeth Palace Library. She is currently leading the project team on the creation of a new Passivhaus campus for St Edmund Hall in Oxford.

Prior to joining Wright & Wright, Naila worked at CZWG where she was mentored by Piers Gough and Rex Wilkinson and worked on a range of prestigious housing and civic projects.

She graduated with Distinction from the University of Nottingham where she was awarded the Halsal Lloyd Prize for Best Design Portfolio, and the Car Prize for Excellence in Architectural Research.

An advocate of practitioner engagement in schools, Naila is an external examiner at the University of Nottingham, mentor at the Royal College of Art, and leads a group within the office that is involved with the London School of Architecture’s Partnership Network. She presents regularly at architecture and museum forums and is a published author on museum design and display.