NLA Nights: Inspiring Women

Monday 11 July 2016

18:30-20:30 (registration from 18:00)

NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Rachel Haugh, Senior Partner at SimpsonHaugh and Partners, joined us as our guest speaker to share her wealth of experience as the founder of a leading architecture practice based in both London and Manchester, at an evening reception in the NLA galleries at The Building Centre.

Rachel jointly founded SimpsonHaugh and Partners in 1987, inspired by the belief in the power of high quality design to lead the regeneration of post-industrial cities and initiate new contemporary architectural identities. These original values remain the practice’s guiding principles, having been reinforced and matured over the last three decades. 
Key projects currently on-site include One Blackfriars, Battersea Power Station Phase 1 and Dollar Bay in London, Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp and commercial projects, One Spinningfields and Two St Peter’s Square, together with large masterplanning initiatives including ‘St John’s’, the redevelopment of Manchester’s former Granada TV site, in Manchester. She was appointed this year as a member of the London Legacy Development Corporation Quality Review Panel and last year was a finalist for the AJ Women in Architecture, Architect of the Year Award. 
The talk was followed by an evening of networking and drinks for NLA members and invited guests around the New London Model.
This networking event was part of a continued series of NLA events celebrating the role of women within the built environment industry.  
Read the news piece on this event here
Watch Rachel Haugh's keynote speech here

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