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How Architecture Can Become A More Diverse Profession

Suzanne Hunt Architect

Suzie Hunt, Official Ambassador, Wine In Design

I’m pleased to lend my support to the upcoming Contemporary Wine In Design event and it’s promotion of equity and diversity within Australian architecture.

This is an issue that is very important to me so I value the opportunity to lend my voice to the push for change in our major architectural firms.

This is part of an article that just been published on the Contemporary website where I explain the need for change. I feel we can all play a role in raising these issues and making change happen.

As an advocate for driving the value of equity and diversity in the discipline, Suzanne Hunt of Suzanne Hunt Architect is inspired by the fact that architecture nourishes people’s lives physically and emotionally. As a driver for more gender equity across the profession, Hunt’s dedication to raising the professional standard represents a big step forward in shaping capital-A Architecture to become the forward-thinking discipline it always should have been.

As a fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, her involvement in championing the richness and depth of involvement for women in the profession has had a positive impact on encouraging further participation in architecture’s public culture. Recently taking home AIA Awards for Residential Architecture and Interiors, the HIA Australian House of the Year (2015) and Best of Houzz (2016) Design, Hunt’s Bedfordale House stands for not only forward-thinking sustainable contemporary design, but is also a encouraging emblem of the high calibre of innovation which a great number of women in small and large practices are achieving – irrespective of gender.

Supporting the cause for greater integration and inclusivity in the profession, in Hunt’s own words: “there’s only 7 female Fellows in AIA, the Australian Institute of Architects WA Chapter. There’s 121 men. I’d like to see that change to more accurately reflect the numbers of women working in our industry”.

You can read my full interview at Introducing: Suzanne Hunt, Official CWID Ambassador.