Shelley Penn

Shelley Penn Architect

As an sole practitioner architect who combines design with government advisory, advocacy and writing, Shelley Penn has been instrumental in pushing for gender equity and greater diversity in the profession. I interviewed her during her term as national president of the AIA, when she took on the unpaid role for one year to draw greater attention to those important issues.

“I thought, ‘that’s a lot of work’, but I saw it as an
honour and an opportunity to try to inspire others,
especially women and sole practitioners.” - Shelley Penn

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Portrait photograph by Paul Bradshaw.