It's clear that women's contribution to architecture is not limited to joining the club but is moving the goalposts.

Naomi Fisher

Naomi was nominated to be part of the Birmingham Architectural Association’s exhibition that celebrated women in architecture and projects in the region spearheaded by female architects.

 

She shared her experiences of the profession and her involvement with Anawim’s Dawn House.

"It’s clear that women’s contribution to architecture is not limited to joining the club but is moving the goalposts.

Companies with mixed boards of directors are more successful than companies that are all male. And whilst it’s much more difficult to measure the success of a piece of architecture, we strongly believe that mixed design teams produce the best buildings. Even the way that we define good design benefits from having a female perspective.

Architecture is a team sport. It’s not about promoting female architects per se, but women in architecture, because as teams of designers we should reflect those we’re designing for.

In addition to the design team, it’s about genuinely understanding the experiences of the building’s users through appropriate and inclusive engagement."