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’ve realised although the word community stays the same the idea varies according to our locations. The one underlying message is our internal need for connection, collaboration and the desire to feel welcome.”

Alice Leake Landscape Professional Spiire  /  Community Collective

story / Guest Story / May 14, 2017

I grew up in Naracoorte in South Australia. I was surrounded by a patchwork of people all doing their bit, to make the world around them a better place.

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“To tell you the truth, the toughest part of my career is where I am now – away from my home state without the mentors I grew up with. Mentors are so important for everyone no matter what age or skillset.”

Nicola Smith Director Niche Planning Studio  /  Finding your Niche

story / Interview / April 30, 2017

I’m a town planner. I moved to Melbourne seven years ago. I had always worked for local planning firms with some government experience…

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“I’d find myself saying, “Can you babysit this night?” But then I realised, it’s not babysitting, you’re his Dad! I had to check myself.”

Clare Parry Principal Consultant Grun Consulting  /  Can you babysit this night?

story / Interview / April 24, 2017

I was lucky enough to get involved with a few environmental groups whilst at University. This built on an ethos I learnt from my Dad – that you have to truly nurture the earth…

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