Women make up 47% of the practice undertaking key positions across all roles including Director level, Associates, Architects, Technicians, designers and Administration. We are proud to be making strides towards true gender parity in the workplace and will be showcasing our talented team over the coming week.
GNA associate Danielle Swann is an advocate for equality and diversity and as part of her role as committee member for the BAA (Birmingham Architectural Association), she will be hosting the “Celebrating Women in Architecture” event at the Library of Birmingham this week. The event is set to showcase female talent from the West Midlands featuring an exhibition of exciting projects spearheaded by women as well as students from our local Architecture Schools. This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias, with speakers sharing their journey in the profession and the various ways they advocate for equality in the Industry.
Our Architect Alexandra Freeman will be representing GNA at the event, showcasing her work on the Grade II listed Derwent House project in Mary Anne Street in the Jewelry Quarter of Birmingham. Originally built as a metal pressing factory for Taylor Challen in 1902, Derwent House has been sensitively converted into high-end apartments that retain much of the existing fabric, bringing the building back to its former glory. Alex has a particular interest in the historic environment and utilized her passion for heritage Architecture to develop a sensitive and considered design response to deliver this project successfully.
Keep an eye on our social media all this week as we will be highlighting a number of the talented women from the GNA studio in honour of International Women’s Day.