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Rute Ferreira

Women in practice profile: Partner, Anne Thorne Architects

WHY YOU BECAME AN ARCHITECT My dad used to say he wished he’d trained as an architect

SECTORS YOU WORK IN Housing, education and children’s buildings, green retrofit

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION At university, that we’re scared of the workshop; in practice, that we’re good at colour schemes

WHAT WOULD MAKE WOMEN STAY? Maybe being unionised would help

CURRENT CHALLENGE That there are so few of us. It’s not uncommon being the only woman in a meeting with 10 men in suits – it’s not nice

Place of study University of Westminster, Royal College of Art
Current projects Terrace of family houses in West Hendon, feasibility study for a North Camden and Islington housing co-op
Clients L&Q, Barratt Metropolitan, Albemarle School, Centre 404
Featured project Bateman Mews
Client Metropolitan Housing Trust
Completed 2010


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