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WIA partner: Scott Brownrigg

‘The WIA programme has provided us with valuable insight, learning and practical ideas’

We are continuing our committed support for the AR Women in Architecture Programme. Collaboration, inclusion and diversity are attitudes that bind us together as a practice and make our creative journey so enjoyable. Diverse perspectives add value.

The Women in Architecture programme has helped elevate the gender and diversity dialogue among our industry peers, supporting the drive for access and equality at all levels of the profession. It has also provided us with valuable insight, learning and practical ideas. We recruit on talent alone and over the last few years we have seen a trend: more female Part 1s and Part 2s have been joining us.

Our focus is now on ensuring this gender diversity is retained for the future in the practice and the profession. Our initiatives to support this intent – such as flexible working and our career development roadmap, offering a structured progression to operational and strategic leadership levels – are good for everybody. Our mentoring and leadership programmes are offered to all across the company. We look forward to continuing working with the programme and its partners to improve industry diversity and support gender balance in our practice and the profession.

Darren Comber, chief executive, Scott Brownrigg