International Women’s Day is a great opportunity for Darling Associates Architects to celebrate not just the 55% women at our practice but to reiterate to our colleagues, clients and consultants that we are continually striving towards a wholly inclusive and progressive industry.
Fundamental to our principles, we look at the architect first; we look at the skills, creativity and ambition, all of which adds up to what we call “The Darling Factor”. Through this, we have naturally arrived at a 50/50 balance within our studio, with women represented throughout every level of seniority.
Our working environment encourages personal growth, a progressive culture and a real sense of community. Not only does this create a pleasant professional atmosphere, it fosters harmonious, long-term working relationships and results in a more positive experience for everyone.
As a long term member of the Architect’s Journal/Architectural Review’s Women in Architecture programme, we are all striving for an industry where any architect with skill and passion can be an integral part in creating inspiring and beautiful places to live, work and relax.
At the Women in Architecture luncheon last week, Amanda Levete, winner of the Jane Drew prize (awarded to those who have raised the profile of women in architecture through their work and commitment to design excellence), said “there has never been a better time to be a woman in architecture” and we completely agree. We are making progress across the industry and whilst we acknowledge that there is still work to be done, there is an undeniably positive momentum to improve standards of equality and representation across the architecture and the development industry.
We are proud to support International Women’s Day and strive every day to champion an inclusive, gender neutral industry.
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