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Annalie Riches

Women in practice profile: architect/director, Riches Hawley Mikhail architects

FIRST PROJECT Charles de Gaulle Airport terminal three

DESIGN ETHOS Start with what is there

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION The pseudo-scientific notion that men have a better spatial ability and women are better communicators

ADVICE TO ASPIRING FEMALE ARCHITECTS Become the boss – it gets much easier

WHAT WOULD MAKE WOMEN STAY? I’d rather the RIBA concentrate on equality for the small and medium practices who make up the majority of their membership. Indirectly, that would encourage more women to set up in practice

Place of study University of Sheffield and North London University
Current projects Housing in Brentford for ISIS Waterside Regeneration (IWR), housing for Peabody clients Urban Splash, Peabody, Orwell Housing Association
Featured project Brentford Lock West masterplan
Client IWR
Completed Due for planning submission

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