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Aukett Swanke joins the AJ Women in Architecture Programme

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AJ100 practice Aukett Swanke has become the latest practice to lend its support to the AJ Women in Architecture Campaign

The practice which employs more than 60 architects in the UK has become the latest firm to join our campaign to improve conditions for women in the profession.

Managing director Suzette Vela Burkett, said: ‘As a leading UK and international practice it is our responsibility to our teams and to the profession to ensure that gender and pay inequality is a thing firmly of the past. Developing a diverse studio team and providing career development opportunities for everyone creates a stronger profession, a rewarding place to work, and fundamentally produces better design. A diverse team fosters excellence in design and a diverse management board makes better strategic decisions. 

‘Ultimately it is good for business. We are pleased to work with the AJ WIA programme and the other partner practices to help eliminate inequality and to acknowledge and support the valuable contribution of women in architecture.  It’s not optional to have equality in the industry, it’s mandatory if the profession is to survive and prosper in the future.’

How to join the programme

If your practice would like to take a more active role in promoting change by supporting the work we do, there is still time to sign up to our programme.  

Practices that sign up as supporters of the campaign will enjoy benefits including a table for 10 at the inspiring awards luncheon at the Langham Hotel, early booking to all AJ Women in Architecture seminars and talks, access to the AJ’s future mentorship programme, your practice listed on all AJ Women in Architecture publicity material, and an AJ Women in Architecture ‘proud supporter’ logo for your website and email signature.

For more information please contact: Stephanie.Geisler@Emap.com

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