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New figures: number of female architects on the up

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The number of women in the profession is on the up, according to the latest figures released by the Architects Registration Board (ARB)

Women now make up a quarter of all the architects on the ARB register, edging up from 22 per cent last year.

There are currently 8,857 female architects registered with the ARB – up from 7,538 last year. The total number of qualified architects registered with the board is 35,157 - of those 31,290 are based in the UK.

The figures for the year ending 31 December 2014 show that 781 female architects joined the register for the first time, making up 41 per cent of all new applicants.

New admissions for both male and female architects saw a rise with the highest level of new applicants since the register was established as part of the 1997 Architects Act.

In 2014 there were a record 1906 new admissions – an increase of almost 27 per cent on 2013’s previous all-time-high of 1504.  

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  • Thats good, but we also need to support females who for various reasons have left the profession and now want to come back.

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