Women in Property is an organisation creating opportunities, expanding knowledge and pushing for change in women working in the property and construction industry. Across Scotland, both Central and Northern Scotland branches encourage members to attend events, link with fellow professionals and share ideas and expertise. Associate Sally Mackay has recently joined WiP Scotland and her profile was shared on their Linkedin. Read it below:
Member Profile: Sally Mackay
Job Title: Associate
Firm: Bennetts Associates
WiP Branch: Central Scotland
Overview of Role & Involvement with WiP: I’ve been an architect for 25 years, recently working on Higher Education buildings in Edinburgh & a London office building. I am reading about the Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, who wrote: “My work is a story of life, continuously evolving, changing and searching, searching to take away the word architecture and look only at life” This is what interests me about architecture; the power of good design to change lives, whether it is academics collaborating more effectively, or people recovering better in hospital. I don't know why I didn't join WiP years ago! In my 1st year I have enjoyed site visits, friendly chat & look forward to getting more involved.
Favourite Book: I've been rereading Andrea Levy's books during the lockdown - loving them.
Unusual fact about me: I have been a leader on five arctic expeditions helping young people fulfill their potential through science & adventure with British Exploring Society. Pre-lockdown, I took my daughter onto the roof terrace of the new Bayes Centre (The University of Edinburgh) with impressive robotics labs & dramatic spaces, she was surprised to see what mum had been doing for 5 years.