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Kathryn Firth

Women in practice profile: Chief of Design, Olympic Park Legacy Company

FIRST PROJECT Refurbishment of a home for seniors

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION The belief that there is gender equality in the profession

ADVICE TO ASPIRING FEMALE ARCHITECTS Do not accept the macho culture fostered in architecture school that good design can only be attained by putting in long hours – just do a good job and do not be afraid to speak your mind

WHAT WOULD MAKE WOMEN STAY? Create a culture that is less of a boys’ club. The professional associations need to reach out to girls in secondary school

Place of study University of Toronto, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Clients City of Boston, the National Gallery, Somerset House Trust, Legal & General, Land Securities
Featured project Legacy Communities Scheme Outline Planning Submission
Client Olympic Park Legacy Company
Completed Ongoing

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