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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“I have to ask lots of questions and a lot of time I feel like I pull a thread and everything unravels (it’s not normally straightforward), but that’s the fun of it too.”

Emma Wallace / Cadet / Emma Wallace Designs & Multiplex  /  Visuals

story / Interview / October 16, 2019

I’ve always been creative and had different projects on the go (painting, crochet, jewellery, sewing, etc). I’m studying product design engineering at university, which combines mechanical engineering and industrial design into a single degree.

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“Enthusiasm and proactiveness goes a long way. I’d take those two things over talent any day of the week. Because you can be talented and unmotivated and how is that going to help anybody?”

Heidi Smith / Partner / Gray Puksand  /  Connector

story / Interview / October 5, 2019

Sometimes, I think there are skills that can be taught, but the desire to want to do something, to create something, I think comes from within you…

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“The lack of female role models enhances the perception that there is a glass ceiling in construction...”

Emma Osmundsen / Managing Director / Exeter City Living Ltd  /  Popping above the Parapet and Promoting healthy working relationships

story / Interview / September 9, 2019

I’m Managing Director of Exeter City Living, which is a wholly owned, private development company of Exeter City Council, in South West England. I am tasked in delivering high performance, low carbon, healthy and climate resilient developments that generate ‘profit for purpose’. My career trajectory has been steady. I started off, post university, as a […]

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