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Elsie Owusu

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Women in practice profile: Partner, Feilden+ Mawson / Principal, Elsie Owusu Architects

DESIGN ETHOS Where architecture, art and urbanism collide

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ‘Women do domestic’

WHAT WOULD MAKE THEM STAY? Make adoption of the ACAS code on bullying mandatory in all practices

ON CHILDREN Don’t feel guilty about being at home and don’t feel guilty about working at the office

CURRENT CHALLENGE Scepticism of others and lack of confidence in ourselves

BEST DEFENCE AGAINST SEXISM Self-confidence, humour

INSPIRATION Lady Hale, Supreme Court Justice; a wonderful client

Place of study Architectural Association
Current projects F+M: St Bernard’s Hospital Ealing; EOA: public transport system for Accra, Ghana
Clients UK Supreme Court, Lagos Area Metropolitan Authority
Featured project Green Park Station masterplan (F+M)
Client London Underground
Completed 2011
Budget £48 million
www.feildenandmawson.com

 

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