Judith Topley

Practice Director

As Practice Director at Jo Cowen Architects Judith works with the senior leadership team on the strategy, organisational and operational management of the practice. This encompasses people, culture, finance, operations and aspects of QA, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

Judith is a qualified architect and gained a distinction in her Part 3. She has worked in practice both in London and New York and it was during her time there that she broadened her experience within the construction team taking on roles with a main contractor and project manager.

On returning to the UK, and after taking some time to raise her twins, Judith returned to the profession in a role that would make the most of her strengths and interests, that of practice management.

Judith has a particular interest in people and culture and has completed CIPD Level 5 in People Management. She is also passionate about ED+I and broadening diversity within the profession and wider built environment sector, actively pursuing opportunities to enable this across all stages of a career from outreach to schools to career progression within practice, continually striving to create and maintain an inclusive workplace.

Prior to joining JCA Judith was Practice Director at Morris+Company where she helped lead the practice through a period of significant growth, implementing necessary processes and systems to achieve this.

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