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 think there’s a lot to be said for that collegiate relationship of women – seek out supportive female colleagues. I also think that there are some good mentors to be found in men, especially those that have daughters.”

Catherine Heggen Director Message Consultants  /  Traditional Resistance

story / Interview / July 9, 2018

I graduated in the early 1980’s from my town and regional planning course at the University of Melbourne. I was there when the faculty building was cobbled together from various different donations of building materials from building companies – very different from the exceptional architectural composition that is now the Melbourne School of Design. My […]

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“I cannot forgive anybody that says there is not a woman qualified for a position. The room was full of them.”

GAZELLA Live Round 3 // Editor Danielle Savio  /  The Wrap Up

story / Event / June 12, 2018

As much as Justine and I try to pour our time and efforts into Gazella, we are usually absolutely time poor and often also lacking in motivation. True fact!

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“The school itself appears to have less and less women as the grades go up, apparently girls drop out in about 7th grade to learn domestic skills. ”

Rosie Leake / Construction Project Coordinator and Adventurer / The Finale  / 

story / Guest Story / May 28, 2018

I am afraid that this update is a little less enjoyable than those sent previously. After a bloody ripper weekend in Ipswich with a couple of legends listening to some phenomenal country tunes, I headed back to polar-opposite-India. I have entered a state which is known to be unsafe, hot and a terrible place for women…

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