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Women in architecture: Catherine Startari

Women in architecture: Catherine Startari

Our latest profile in the Women in Architecture series is GHD Woodhead architect and new NCGE member Catherine Startari, who has returned to home base after seven years working abroad.
Women in Architecture: Kirsten Orr

Women in Architecture: Kirsten Orr

Meet Professor Kirsten Orr, Head of School of Architecture & Design at the University of Tasmania.
Women in Architecture: Daphne Cheong

Women in Architecture: Daphne Cheong

Be prepared, speak with authority and, above all else, deliver on the project. It's the best way to stymie gender bias on site, says Daphne Cheong.
Mentors: Preparing for Practice

Mentors: Preparing for Practice

Atelier Red+Black’s mentoring program gives ‘real world’ insights and practical advice to female final-year students. Michael Smith and Sonia Sarangi outline the benefits.
An open letter to members of the Australian Institute of Architects

An open letter to members of the Australian Institute of Architects

Michael Smith is urging all members of the Australian Institute of Architects to support a campaign for more diverse leadership. We republish his letter to members.
Women in Architecture: Clare Kwok

Women in Architecture: Clare Kwok

Meet Clare Kwok, our latest profile in the National Gender Equity Committee's Women in Architecture series.
Women in Architecture: Melinda Dodson

Women in Architecture: Melinda Dodson

Melinda Dodson, director and principal architect of Melinda Dodson Architects, interviewed by Michael Smith.
Women in Architecture: Caroline Stalker

Women in Architecture: Caroline Stalker

In our latest profile of impressive women in Australian architecture, Michael Smith interviews Caroline Stalker.
Women in Architecture: Georgia Singleton

Women in Architecture: Georgia Singleton

Georgia Singleton, Global Director of Health, Education and Science at Woods Bagot, is the third in Michael Smith's profile series on impressive women who are shaping architecture in Australia.
Women in Architecture: Ingrid Bakker

Women in Architecture: Ingrid Bakker

Michael Smith interviews Ingrid Bakker, Principal of Hassell in Melbourne.
Women in Architecture: Jane Wetherall

Women in Architecture: Jane Wetherall

Meet Jane Wetherall, senior architect at Donaldson and Warn – interviewed by Michael Smith for the National Gender Equity Committee.
The business case for gender equity

The business case for gender equity

Michael Smith outlines the advantages of gender equity for the business of architecture.
The equity interviews: Ross Clark

The equity interviews: Ross Clark

Michael Smith interviews Ross Clark in his final Leading Towards Gender Equity interview.
The equity interviews: Shelley Penn

The equity interviews: Shelley Penn

Michael Smith interviews Shelley Penn.
The equity interviews:  Paul Berkemeier

The equity interviews: Paul Berkemeier

Michael Smith interviews Paul Berkemeier for his Leading Towards Gender Equity series.
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