women in the built environment

GAZELLA is an independent publication offering insights into inspiring females within the built environment.

Updated weekly, the blog exhibits interviews focusing on the work of women and topical issues in the current climate. Launched to capture the stories and spirit of the determined,

Gazella shares a passion for the celebration of women, their experiences and opinions, as well as advice and learnings that can be shared amongst our community.

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“Design can create a home for a person – a sanctuary and a retreat which individually caters to their needs, therefore livability is at the forefront of the design of these townhouses.”

Made by Women for Women / Sophie Dyring Director Schored Projects  /  Part 2: Designing for Women

story / Guest Post / March 31, 2019

We had brilliant feedback on Justine’s piece from last week. The figures are shocking and yet fact. Today we bring you Sophie Dyring’s talk from the Symposium. We hope you find both comfort and inspiration from the fact that people are taking notice and actively out there trying to make a difference to the lives […]

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“The only way to cultivate change is to ask the question. Where are the women?”

Made by Women for Women / Justine Hadj Co-Editor of Gazella  /  Part 1: Where are the Women?

story / Opinion / March 25, 2019

Justine spoke at Women Design + Housing Symposium last week, along with previous GAZELLA interviewee Sophie Dyring.We thought we’d bring you Justine’s talk here on the blog. Enjoy!

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“I think knowledge is power. If we want people to respect us we should have the knowledge and we should be confident in what we know. ”

Targol Khorram / Former President Architects for Peace & Landscape Architect at City of Stonnington  /  ‘So, now what?’

story / Interview / March 15, 2019

I was about to turn thirty and I thought ‘So, now what?’ Everything was good in our life, we had good jobs, a nice apartment. Is this it? Or should we challenge ourselves? That’s when my husband and I decided we should leave and see what other opportunities exist on the other side of the […]

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