Year: 2017

“Help women and girls achieve their ambitions” #PledgeForParity

Today is International Women’s Day, #IWD2017 , and like every year, I use the opportunity to renew my pledge and commitment to fellow women. Since I was a child my paternal mother, a railway engineer, inspired the family to pursue a professional career through her example; my maternal grandmother through her compassion and creativity and my mum through her sheer determination. Now, it is my turn to inspire my nieces. As regional Chair for #NAWICUK & Ireland, in London and the South East, I volunteer side by side with a fantastic team of committed individuals to redefine the future of the industry we feel so passionate about. And today, (with them) I will aim to inspire the girls at Preston Manor, London, to look beyond the role models presented to them by the media into a wider range of opportunities which can literally shape the future of our cities. If you wonder, what is it that you could do to support the same pledge, I would like to share some suggestions for there are many things we can do …


(From my Behance Portfolio which i am in the process of deleting) Project for CZWG Architects Llp. Website / CV/Profile Photographs The brief for this project was to create a set of portraits that matched the style that the company’s original photographer, the wonderful Janie Airey, had set for the company’s image. Since she was last employed to do so, there were both new arrivals who needed to be photographed and people who were keen to have their photograph updated. I am quite pleased with the results, from the portrait point of view, as they are a good reflection of the person behind the image. The light, though, was inconsistent as it was all natural light dependant. Giorgos, Greek Architect Photograph by Cristina Lanz Azcarate Vivianna, Italian Senior Architect Photograph by Cristina Lanz Azcarate Carol, Irish Architectural Technician Photograph by Cristina Lanz Azcarate Carol, Irish Architectural Technician Photograph by Cristina Lanz Azcarate Alex, Bulgarian Architectural Technician Photograph by Cristina Lanz Azcarate Marilia, Brazilian Architect-to-be Photograph by Cristina Lanz Azcarate Siobhan, English Architect-to-be Photograph by Cristina Lanz Azcarate Yasmine, Iranian Architect to be Photograph …

New LinkedIn Layout – A Very Different Desktop Experience

Article first published on my Scoopit  (LINK) on the 24th of January 2017 “Burutapen’s insight: LinkedIn has become the standard way to keep your personal/professional database up to date. By removing the need to keep updating your contacts’ details and making each individual responsible for updating their own, the Social Network became one of the most useful tools in the belt. Unfortunately, the same free services which tend to engage audiences are often victims of their own success and once more 2017 has seen some of the benefits which Linked offered stripped to the core. With those changes, accessibility has been made difficult as so have other things which we had grown accustomed to taking for granted.  Luckily, I have found a rather useful list to get around some of the initial frustrations you will be experiencing when you get back to the work mode. (Did you know only circa 22/25% of registered users actually use LinkedIn?)  “