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Julia Hamson

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Women in practice profile: associate, Ben Adams Architects

FIRST PROJECT A six-home development in Quebec

DESIGN ETHOS Every project has a precise physical context that must be understood

ADVICE TO ASPIRING FEMALE ARCHITECTS Find a mentor (male or female) whose design ethos you respect and who you feel comfortable asking for advice

WHY WOMEN LEAVE I believe women architects are often paid less than their male counterparts. Also, the constant need to work unpaid overtime was one reason I left a larger practice for a smaller one

Place of study McGill, AA
Current projects A house in Kent and a new studio office next to Lubetkin’s Health Centre, Islington
Clients Great Portland Estates, Aberdeen Asset Management, SOAS
Featured project 33 Bowling Green Lane, London
Client Rathbone Trust
Completed 2010
Budget £6.35 million
£/sqm £1,100

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