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Sadie Morgan

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Women in practice profile: director, drMM Architects


SECTORS YOU PRIMARILY WORK IN Any - variety being the spice of life

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION It’s generally those outside architecture with the misconceptions

ADVICE TO ASPIRING FEMALE ARCHITECTS Don’t try to be a woman in a man’s world, be a woman in a woman’s world

HOW TO MAKE IT WORK Lobby for better/flexible working hours, encourage larger practices to reflect their workforce at board level, equal pay and equal opportunity. Most things that a civilized society should do

ON CHILDREN I was bought up in a commune and consequently don’t believe in the nuclear family model as being the best way to bring up a child. Caring for your child is the most important point, don’t be wracked with guilt if it’s not always you who’s doing it

ON SEXISM At dRMM we take on the best architectural graduates. For the past five years we have consistently employed more women than men. It’s only a matter of time before the facts speak for themselves

INSPIRATION My mother for proving it was possible to have your professional independence and a happy family

BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED Work hard, play hard

Place of study Kingston and RCA
Current projects Schools in Exeter /Birmingham/ London, Mixed use & Residential projects in London/Stavanger, Cultural projects i.e Hastings Peer, Tower of love in Blackpool, and a Private House for artist
Clients Argent,  DfES, Lend Lease, Exeter Royal Academy for the Deaf,  LB of Lambeth & Southwark, Modern Art Oxford, ODA, Queen Mary University, Selfridges, Stanhope, Solid Space, TATE National
Featured project Clapham Manor School
Client London Borough of Lambeth
Completed 2009
Budget £3.2 million




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