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Healthy (Work)places for Women

15 June 2023

18:00 -20:30

This session discusses the support offered by architectural practices for the mental and physical health of women architects. Topics include consideration of women’s:

•Mental space – Women in practice deal with a variety of bodily experiences which are unique to being female, including, but not limited to, PMS, anemia, reproductive health issues (such as endometriosis and fibroids), IVF, miscarriage and stillbirth, pregnancy, post-partum, menopause. Women who experience from these experiences can be affected in terms of their physical and mental wellbeing. This can add to a sense of precarity in an already precarious profession. If unsupported this can affect, performance and career progression, potentially lead to career stagnation and also have a knock on financial effect. It also affects the choices women architects make of which companies / employers / clients to work for and with.

•Physical space - Examples of architecture that is designed by and supportive of women’s mental and physical wellbeing are important in improving women’s health. Poorly appointed architecture perpetuates inequality!

This event runs from 6-8:30pm
6-6:30: Welcome + Networking
6:30-7:15 Panel discussion
7:15-7:45 Q&A
7:45-8:30 Drinks + Networking

The panelists include:
-chair: Professor Igea Troiani, LSBU, WIA Chair
-Anna Ifanti, Buro Happold
-Jean Hewitt, Buro Happold
-Anne Cosentino, Architects Benevolent Society
-Lorna Edwards, RSHP
-Imogen Clark, Make Space for Girls charity CEO



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RSHP, Leadenhall Street, London

The event will be held at RSHP's offices in the Leadenhall Building. Guests will need to register via Eventbrite in advance and ensure they have a photo ID on the day as this is required to gain access to the building. They will find a member of staff at the bottom of the escalators who will sign them in and direct them to reception on Level 02 for a soft bag check. After this, they will be guided towards the lifts to reach Level 14.

Nearest station: Bank / Monument


Wheelchair accessible
Level Access and Automatic Doors (or No Doors)
Mobility Impaired Walker
Assistance dogs welcome
Accessible toilet
Baby Changing Facility
Gender Neutral Toilet
Quiet Space

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