Jennie Officer wants architects to justify their language, not dumb it down.
Jennie Officer’s life is immersed in architecture. She practices as co-director of Officer Woods Architects, teaches at the University of Western Australia and writes about architecture in the dead of night.
From tongue-tied recent graduate to award-winning architect, Jennie reveals how she learnt to stand up, speak up and back up her opinions.
Find out how open, honest collaboration can produce unbelievable results, how to call out gender bias and key communication tips that will save you hours of time.
- 2:08 Presenting in stereo at OWA
- 3:41 Writing in the dead of night
- 4:59 Thriving under pressure at uni
- 8:39 Don’t dumb it down
- 10:45 Bringing your client on board
- 13:04 The dream team on East Pilbara Art Centre
- 16:02 A love affair with Powerpoint
- 19:20 How not to start an email
- 22:45 Calling out unconscious bias
- 25:12 Saying yes to opportunity
- 25:50 Time-saving communication tips
- 27:39 Architectural life goals
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