In a series of posts this week, we are sharing recommendations from the jmarchitects team about individuals or organisations who are seen as trailblazing or championing gender equality within the construction industry and beyond. Please feel free to share these with anyone you think they would be of interest to.

Abigail VanderLek – Architectural Assistant, Edinburgh Studio

“There is an interesting exhibit going on right now at the National Library of Scotland – while not tackling the workplace – the scaling of actual mountains has some interesting parallels.”

Petticoats and Pinnacles Exhibition


Claire Davie – Associate, Edinburgh Studio

“Did you know that women make up just 13% of the construction industry in the UK and only 1% of people working on the tools are women? I first came across Sir Robert McAlpine’s 1% Campaign through their support of Anna Whitehouse’s Flex Appeal. Their ‘The Beyond 1% Podcast’ is a fantastic series of episodes featuring stories from women at all stages in their career in construction, it’s really worth a listen”

The Beyond 1% Podcast


Katie Williams – Architect, Manchester Studio

“I found this podcast episode really interesting on the pioneering American Architect Julia Morgan. The episode was originally produced by New Angle: Voice and re-told on the 99% Invisible podcast.”

Finding Julia Morgan

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