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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“Building relationships and networks, does not depend on your position. It’s always good to build your network.”

Zamaneh Khoshdel Facade Consultant and Elissa Stirling Associate and Melbourne Office Manager Inhabit Group  /  That Day

story / Interview / March 27, 2017

I’ve been working in facades now for ten years. I ended up joining Inhabit two and a half years ago. Back in my University days, I completed a double degree in architecture and construction management…

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“Whenever I was faced with a decision and I didn’t know what to do, I always went with what gave me the most options.”

Benita Husband Director of Strategy Norman Disney & Young  /  The most options

story / Interview / March 13, 2017

I studied engineering at the University of Tasmania. I did vacation work at what was Conall Wagner at the time, here in Melbourne. I enjoyed the fact that every day you got to work on something different. Previously I had thought I’d like to work at Ford or in manufacturing. They offered me a role as a graduate when I finished University…

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“Be brave. Keep pushing boundaries and find great people to work with and great projects to work on.”

Leanne Hodyl Managing Director Hodyl + Co  /  Pivotal

story / Interview / February 27, 2017

I started studying architecture. After completing my fourth year of study, I realised it wasn’t really what I wanted to do. I moved to Melbourne and did a grad dip in Social Theory. The sociology component of that, together with the Architecture…

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