Anita Chan from Bowker Sadler Architecture came in to school Thursday lunchtime 19th September to talk to a large audience of Years 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 students. She was fantastic, very honest and very passionate, particularly about the lack of female architects and also the % of drop outs at university. She talked about what inspired her into this career and what qualities and qualifications are required.
She was very generous of her time talking to individual students after the talk, where she had clearly prompted their interest and curiosity. Also asking them to get in touch with her if they needed any more advice or information.
Luckily we do have many of the art students (and non-art students) who do go on to study architecture and hopefully Anita has inspired more to do so.