Over the course of this past year, we have welcomed eleven different women to our studios to share insights from their work in the built environment in a series of evening sessions.

During our last talk held last week, Eleanor Fawcett shared lessons learned from her time at the London Legacy Development Corporation on creating successful places and how these insights now enrich her work at the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation as Head of Design.  In December, we had the pleasure to host the architect Mary Duggan who  presented a selection of her current projects and thoughts on life, hard work and ideas. Other highlights of the series included a retrospective talk by our own Di Haigh with reflections on the significance of architecture in her own journeys and a dialogue with Yana Peel, CEO of the Serpentine Galleries about how contemporary art institutions engage with the public realm.

Many across the studio attended, learning first-hand of the stories, insights and meaningful work of these inspiring women. It allowed the practice to engage with some bigger questions and topics from those present in our work to issues of gender equality and the diversity of career options available to those with a passion for architecture and urbanism.

Read more about the lecture series kick off 2018 and a summary of Di Haigh’s journeys.