For a company which prides itself on having ‘a range of age and experience’, it was disappointing to see that Arup Associates has limited its resources to only one sex. If this practice has a philosophy of providing opportunities for everyone, why is it made up almost exclusively of white men?
It has been accepted for many years now that women thrive in a multidisciplinary environment, so perhaps Arup could consider widening its horizons. Having said that, I hope that this office is ‘genuinely cooperative and nonconfrontational’ because it would be a daunting task for a woman to infiltrate this apparently oldfashioned boys to men club.
Beth Kay and Claire Barton, archaos