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Sam Scott

Women in practice profile: Associate director, Bennetts Associates

WHY YOU BECAME AN ARCHITECT Encouragement by my art teacher

WHY WOMEN LEAVE To start a family. Returning to work after maternity leave is daunting for some

HOW TO MAKE IT WORK Try to achieve a good level of responsibility before having children

ON CHILDREN It’s like spinning plates. An accommodating childminder or partner, and a flexible employer help

BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED Overlay, overlay, overlay

INSPIRATION Alison Brooks. I have huge admiration for any woman who starts her own practice

Place of study The Bartlett
Current projects A large refurbishment/new build in Bexley, a small residential scheme
Clients Reading Borough Council, Land Securities, Sophos, Cummins PGI
Featured project Mint Hotel Tower of London
Client Mint Hotel Group
Completed 2010
Budget £72 million

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