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Eleanor Fawcett

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Women in practice profile: head of design, Olympic Park Legacy Company

FIRST PROJECT A gatehouse at Lord’s cricket ground

ADVICE TO ASPIRING FEMALE ARCHITECTS Have a go at non-traditional roles, your skills as a multi-tasking designer can be put to good use and you can always rejoin mainstream practice

ON SEXISM From my perspective, it’s rarely an issue – our small team is 80 per cent female

BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED ‘Do the drawings and you’ll win’ – a reminder to keep drawing and not spend too much time answering emails

INSPIRATION My mum, Diane Haigh

Place of study University of Cambridge, MIT
Current projects Redevelopment of the Olympic Park after the Games and co-ordinating local projects
Clients Lord’s, Royal Parks, Oxford colleges, private clients
Featured project Hackney Marshes Centre by Stanton Williams
Client London Borough of Hackney
Completed 2011
Budget £5 million
www.legacycompany.co.uk

 

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