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Sarah Williams

Women in practice profile: Director, Aedas

WHY YOU BECAME AN ARCHITECT My father was an architect and my brother is also, so it obviously runs in the family

FIRST PROJECT A refurb at the Rockefeller Center, New York

SECTORS YOU WORK IN Education and judicial

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION That women are somehow ‘different’ as architects

WHY WOMEN LEAVE It is financially difficult to afford childcare, even when working full-time

HOW TO MAKE IT WORK A good support network, including your employer


Place of study Cambridge University
Current projects Two schools in Brussels, three in London
Clients The Department for Education, various local authorities
Featured project Loxford School
Client Loxford School and London Borough of Redbridge
Completed 2009
Budget £38 million
£/sqm £2,000

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