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After her studies in Delft Belinda van Buiten worked in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) for L+ P architects and the Institute for Tropical building. In 1990 she worked for Hubert-Jan Henket architects, where she also worked on a regular basis during her studies.

In 1992 she established, together with Antoni Folkers en Geoffrey Wilks, FBW Architects with branches in Manchester, Dar es Salaam, Utrecht, Kampala and Kigali. Apart from her work in the FBW office she is a guest lecturer practising on various universities and schools for advanced education in the Netherlands.

She has been president of Bouwnetwerk (2003-2005), a network for woman active in the construction industry and is, on a regular basis, member of commissions for spatial quality.

Belinda is one of the founders of ArchiAfrika, aiming to put African architecture and urbanism on the world map. For African Architecture Matters, the foundation that evolved out of ArchiAfrika, she organised various exhibitions in Africa as guest curator.