Dr. Ing. M.Sc. Victoria Marwa

Dr. Ing. M.Sc.  Victoria Marwa

Dr. Ing. M.Sc. Victoria Marwa

Managing Director, VK Green Architects Ltd, PhD Candidate


Doctorate Degree (Dr.-Ing in Architecture), University of Stuttgart, Germany

Degree: Master of Architecturethe Catholic University of America (CUA), Washington DC, USA.

Degree: Bachelor of Architecture,(Hons), University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


CV Summary

Dr. Victoria Marwa Heilman holds a Doctorate degree in Architecture from the University of Stuttgart in Germany, a Master degree in Architecture from the Catholic University of America (CUA), Washington, DC, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  Victoria is a registered practicing architect in Tanzania and she is a member of the Architects Association of Tanzania (AAT). Victoria is a strong advocate of Sustainable Design and Construction and this can be seen in her teaching, research and designs. She is also a board member of the Tanzania Green Building Council (TZGBC).

In addition to her professional activities at VK Green Architects Ltd, Victoria is passionate about helping communities in need through her knowledge and expertise in architecture. In 2011 she co – foundered an NGO known as Tanzania Women Architects for Humanity (TAWAH) and she serves as the chairperson. She has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity Tanzania for a number of projects in rural Tanzania as a coordinator and a construction supervisor. Victoria was an Eisenhower Fellow in 2016 and used her fellowship in the USA to learn different ways to expand VK Green architects LTD work promoting sustainable design and construction and TAWAH’s work building decent shelters for marginalized communities in Tanzania.


Heilman, V. M (2015): ‘Stakeholders Conceptualization of Sustainable Design and Construction in Tanzania’. In: 9thBuilt Environment Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-0-620-6035-0.

Heilman, V. M (2009): ‘Education and Challenges of Female Architects in Tanzania’. In: 4thBuilt Environment Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-0-620-43702-8.

Heilman, V.M. et. al. (2008): Ten Years of Sustainable Construction, Perspective from a North Construction Manager and a South Architect’s Point of View, SB08 Proceedings, ISBN 978-0-646-50372-1, Vol 3.

Heilman, V. M (2007): ‘Gender and Architecture’ In: UDSM Gender Centre Newsletter, Volume 4 No. 2, May/August 2007, ISSN 0856 – 972X

Heilman, V. M (2007): ‘Women in Architecture’. In: UCLAS Newsletter, April/June 2007, ISSN 0856 8553