The Architects’ Journal as named Teresa Borsuk of Pollard Thomas Edward “Woman Architect of the Year 2015.” The prestigious title, awarded last year to Mecanoo’s Francine Houben, is being presented to Borsuk for her “remarkable” ability to improve equality within her practice.
Borsuk was chosen over an impressive shortlist of women architects. Find out 10 facts about Borsuk and see why the jury consider her to be an ideal role model for future generations, after the break.
1. Borsuk was made partner at Pollard Thomas Edward last year as the practice celebrated its 40th anniversary.
2. Under Borsuk’s leadership, the number of women on her staff has grown more that 50 percent.
3. She has over 30 years’ experience in the housing, mixed-use and regeneration sectors, and has designed and delivered projects ranging from major developments to infill sites and refurbishments.
4. She is known in the office for her expertise in “the complex interweaving of new and historic buildings.”
5. Borsuk plays a major role in Pollard Thomas Edward’s own property development activity and on one project acted as developer, architect and main contractor.
7. Her favorite building is Peter Zumthor’s Thermal Spa, Vals.
8. Borsuk acquired her training at the Bartlett School of Architecture and qualified in 1983.
9. A passion for LEGO was one of the reasons she become curious about the profession.
10. Recently, Borsuk completed a £14 million, 76-home residential project in Saffron Walden - The Avenue.
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