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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“People have been working on gender equity in architecture from before we were alive, and they’ll likely others be working on it once we are gone. Building on the work and of others, and making the pathways for those who come after are both really important.”

Justine Clark architecture editor, writer, critic and researcher / PARLOUR  /  Black, White & Grey

story / Interview / October 16, 2017

I trained in architecture. I graduated in 1991. There was no work in New Zealand. So I did various things to make money, all connected to architecture in some way. Perhaps I might have become a practising architect if I had graduated into a better economic climate? Architecture and construction is so cyclical, you need […]

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“Don’t be afraid to challenge your leaders if you find yourself becoming stagnated and if nothing changes then be prepared to change lanes and explore new opportunities. ”

Nicole Stoddart Managing Director – Construction Services, Australia New Zealand / AECOM  /  drive your own career bus

story / Interview / October 2, 2017

I am a Chartered civil engineer and Fellow of the Australian and British Institutes of Engineers. I graduated from RMIT many years ago and have worked in the construction industry since that time, predominantly with Tier one contractors, including Leighton Contractors (now CPB) in Melbourne and Queensland, McConnell Dowell in the Philippines and Thailand, Laing O’Rourke in the UK and John Holland here in Melbourne. More recently, I have made the move to AECOM….

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“I would say to go and get as much experience as you possibly can. Even in first year Uni. ”

Camilla Craig Graduate Civil Engineering Spiire  /  Focus on the Work

story / Interview / September 25, 2017

I supposed I really didn’t know what to do in high school. I always really liked art and I could see myself going into Architecture, but I didn’t get into Architecture, so I ended up in this course called Architectural Engineering…

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