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Book now: AJ Women in Architecture masterclass

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Book your place for the latest AJ Women in Architecture event – a masterclass on presenting with confidence

Julia Barfield, founder of AJ Women in Architecture partner practice Marks Barfield, will give her top tips on how to handle competition juries and how to best showcase your ideas.

Barfield has worked on a number of award-winning projects including the London Eye and Kew Gardens Treetop Walkway and has scooped numerous design contests, including the international competition for a visitor pavilion at the wider Shell Centre (AJ 31.01.14).

She will be joined by Cathedral’s Martyn Evans who will give advice from a client’s perspective and also Caroline Cole from Colander who will give the competition juror’s perspective.

Confidence has been highlighted as a key issue facing women in practice by members of the AJ Women in Architecture partner’s programme.

According to the AJ’s annual survey, issues associated with poor confidence levels, such as reluctance in presentations and networking, contiune to hold women back from reaching top positions.

The seminar will address presenting in front of clients, competition juries and how to handle pay-rise and promotion requests.

The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.


  • Julia Barfield, Marks Barfield Architects – on presenting projects to a competition jury
  • Martyn Evans, Cathedral – on what clients look for in presentations from architects
  • Caroline Cole, Colander – on what competition jurors are looking for
  • Natasha Wallace, Hoare Lea – on presenting yourself at interview or when looking for a pay-rise or promotion

AJ Women in Architecture masterclass: presenting with confidence

When 2 October, 10am – 12noon
Where Hoare Lea, Western Transit Shed, King’s Cross

Places for the event are limited. RSVP through the link below is essential to guarantee a place.

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