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About the W partnership programme

The W partnership programme promotes equality and diversity in practice, offering architectural practices the opportunity to highlight their firm as a leading ethical employer.

It is a public marker of a commitment to changing the profession for the better, offering the unique opportunity to inspire and motivate employees, boost staff retention and attract top talent.

The programme incorporates an annual partner survey and a series of best practice and networking events over the course of the year. Our partners have invaluable access to mentoring sessions, socials and inspiring lectures and panel discussions. In addition, partner practices will be able to attend the prestigious W Awards held on Friday 6 March 2020 at Battersea Arts Centre. It is an inspirational day of celebration, networking and recognising outstanding design by women from around the world.

Our annual survey offers an important snapshot of the experience of architects within our partner network, and helps us more fully understand the pressures faced.

Set your practice apart with your brand alignment to the W programme and make a public commitment to equality in practice, while learning and sharing best practice. The programme and awards are only made possible by the support and investment from our partners. We would be delighted if you would join us and become a part of this journey.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact James Priest on +44 (0)20 3953 2923 or email

W Partners

The following practices have signed up as W programme partners and have taken the first step on their journey towards accreditation:

Allies and Morrison



Darling Associates

David Chipperfield Architects

EPR Architects

Foster + Partners


MICA Architects


Scott Brownrigg

ThirdWay Architecture

White Arkitekter

Zaha Hadid Architects

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