Celebrating our ‘Women in Construction’

To mark the fact that it’s ‘Women in Construction week’ next week from 3 to 8 March – as well as International Women’s Day on the Friday – we want to celebrate the very talented women in our office.

Every day next week, we’ll introduce you to our very own ‘women in construction’ who are Lucy, Mollie, Sara, Naneh and Emma (left to to right in the photo).

They all play a significant part in the success of Lytle Associates Architects, as well as greatly contributing to the industry as a whole.  And whilst we obviously also have an office full of very talented men, with women still very much under-represented in construction, we wanted to share their stories to encourage more girls to choose to work in this rewarding industry.

According to the Architects Registration Board (ARB), only 31% of architects are female; a figure significantly lower than the 51% UK female population. This is despite the fact that in 2021, for the first time, more women than men started undergraduate architecture courses. Representation is improving, however, and now almost half the new architects joining the register are female, and more younger architects joining are women.

We think everyone will agree that it’s all about balance and ensuring that at every stage of the construction process, different voices and perspectives are heard and shared. Ultimately, it’s about creating buildings that reflect our broad society, both now and into the future.