Victoria Marwa Heilman is passionate about incorporating innovative technology into buildings and creating environmentally friendly spaces. She is working on mainstreaming sustainable design and construction into Ardhi University’s architecture curriculum. In addition to her academic work, Heilman founded and leads the Tanzania Women Architects for Humanity (TAWAH) which has had success in rebuilding houses after natural disasters using low-cost, locally available materials and involving the affected community. She used her fellowship to expand TAWAH’s work building more affordable housing in Tanzania, to enhance the architecture curriculum at her university, and to encourage more women to enter the field.


School of Architecture and Design, Ardhi University


Lecturer and Architect

Areas of Interest

Architecture, Non-Profit Governance, Sustainable Development
  • heilman

Program Year



Single Nation/Region Program

Country of Origin


Destination Country

United States