Christine Murray at the helm of the AJ, is raising the profile of Women in Architecture with the AJs Women in Architecture survey, now in it's second year.
She said 'The Glass ceiling really hits as you climb up the ladder. You need Feminism as you climb...
How do you get training in working drawings when the body clock ticks? When you come out of training it's quite late?
Answer need training earlier- it's too expensive to learn working drawings later'
'I don't believe the women's movement is outmoded. Work hard to build your own self respect.'
Yvonne Farnell of Grafton Architects spoke
'We are earning our living from the business of architecture and the art of architecture...Women understand the contextual of conversation. Life is a complex weave- women tend to live long life'
Eva Jiřičná, was the recipient of the Jane Drew prize and spoke of her training,
Refering to naughty boys Archigram, and saying she didn't think Foster or Rogers would amount to much!
We are running a follow up event in Manchester with the winners in the Summer.