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Meryl Townley

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Women in practice profile: partner, van Heyningen and Haward

FIRST PROJECT Social housing scheme in Haringey

DESIGN ETHOS Clear and legible forms, well-detailed, creating places for people

WHY WOMEN LEAVE There are alternatives with better financial rewards in less competitive, aggressive, male-dominated environments

WHAT WOULD MAKE THEM STAY? The RIBA needs to work to increase respect for all architects and defend the rights of women in practice

ON CHILDREN Work for a supportive office that is nearby– don’t waste time commuting

Place of study University of Bristol
Current projects New-build primary school for the London Borough of Barnet
Clients Waltham Forest Housing Action Trust, Lewisham PCT
Featured project Rivergate Centre
Client Barking Riverside and London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
Completed September 2010
Budget £11.5 million
www.vhh.co.uk

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