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Dolores Altaras

( She/Her )

Trustee of the Flavasum Trust, Dolores was born in Romania in 1954. She emigrated to Israel in 1972, where she completed her studies in architecture. She arrived in the UK in 1978 and joined a large commercial architectural practice, where she took part in important design competitions, such as the redevelopment of Covent Garden, Westminster pier, and The National Gallery Extension. In 1983 Dolores joined a multi-ethnic team of professionals employed by Haringey Council to regenerate the Broadwater Farm Estate after the 1985 riots. In 1988 she became a single mother and continued to work and bring up her son. With the encouragement of Peter, her new partner, she formed her own practice in 1995. Her main architectural interests now lie in environmental design and eco-friendly homes.

In 2006, her only son Tom was killed in an unprovoked knife attack, and following his death, she, her partner and Tom’s friends formed The Flavasum Trust, which aims to raise awareness of the consequences of knife and gun crime by using creative means to engage disaffected young people.