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Fran Bradshaw

Women in practice profile: partner, Anne Thorne Architects

DESIGN ETHOS As green as possible, push the boundaries and work collaboratively: you find out something new and the building gets better

WHY WOMEN LEAVE Death by a thousand cuts

WHAT WOULD MAKE THEM STAY? More women at all levels of staff, RIBA boards and policy groups

CURRENT CHALLENGE Being marginalised, sidelined, elbowed out of the way

ON SEXISM It’s much better than when I was starting, but sometimes the boys still think their ways of working are the only ways

Place of study University of Newcastle, Polytechnic of Central London
Current projects An environment centre in Lordship Park, various Passivhouses
Clients Lambeth Housing, Metropolitan Housing Trust, Centre 404
Featured project Tulse Hill housing
Client MHT
Completed October 2009
Budget £2 million
£/sqm £1,400

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