Wednesday 14 June 2017

The University of Huddersfield, in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), is hosting a 'Women in Architecture' symposium at the University on Wednesday 14 June 2017.

Workshop Topics

Attendees can sign up to any of the following workshops over lunch

  • VISIBILITY - How visible are women architects in the public eye, in education, in the studio and on site?
  • CONTRIBUTION - What is it that women architects bring to the profession, its expression and approach?
  • TRAJECTORY - How do women architects gain and sustain careers?
  • What is the truth about pay, recognition and and status? What can be roles for men?


09.30 Coffee, registration and workshop 'sign-up'

Welcome and introduction

Professor Patricia Tzortzopoulos

(Head of Architecture, University of Huddersfield)

10.15 Lisa Raynes (Pride road Architecture)

'Raising Your Profile'

Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga

(Professor of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, University of Huddersfield)


'Women in Construction'

Joan Rutherford and Val Garrett

(Joint Chairs, Manchester Women's Design Group)

12.30 - 14.00

Working Lunch Workshop Sessions

  • Visibility
  • Contribution
  • Trajectory
  • Parity 

Keynote speech

Jane Duncan, President, the Royal Institute of British Architects

14.45  Q&A with keynote speakers and afternoon panel
15.15  Workshop feedback
16.30 Close
17.00 Reception


Lisa Raynes

Raynes Architecture; Pride Road Architects

Founder of Manchester Curious

Read Lisa's bio

Val Garret

Joint Chair, Manchester Women's Design Group

Read Val's bio

Joan Rutherford

Joint Chair, Manchester Women's Design Group

Read Joan's bio

Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga, FRGS, FRICS

University of Huddersfield

Read Dilanthi's bio

Jane Duncan

President, RIBA

Read Jane's bio