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Zaha Hadid Architects teams up with Women in Architecture

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has joined the Women in Architecture partner programme in association with the Architects’ Journal and The Architectural Review.

At the 2012 Women in Architecture awards, Zaha Hadid received the Jane Drew Prize for her contribution to the status of women in architecture.

The prize has also been awarded to Eva Jiřičná, Kathryn Findlay, Grafton Architects, Odile Decq and the 2017 recipient, Denise Scott Brown. Jane Drew’s work throughout the 20th century fostered diversity and innovation in architecture.

“Women architects need some support from others who have made that journey,” explained Zaha Hadid on receiving the 2012 Jane Drew Prize. “You now see more established, respected female architects all the time. That doesn’t mean it’s easy. Sometimes the difficulties are incomprehensible.”

Almost 40% of architects at ZHA are women.

The Women in Architecture programme acknowledges the outstanding contribution female architects make to the wider profession. The programme is a commitment to changing the profession for the better.

The Women in Architecture annual survey, events and awards celebrating the best design by women architects from around the world, promote role models for young women in practice.