BY Lisa Contag
In response to the often precarious working conditions in the industry, US organization The Architecture Lobby, Equity in Design, from the Yale School of Architecture, and Women in Design, at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, have teamed up to launch an initiative championing Architecture firms with fair employment practices.
JustDesign.US, as the project is entitled, will provide an online database of certified firms, based on employee evaluation—with the inaugural list scheduled for announcement in December 2017.
“Architectural workers—a highly educated and technically skilled group—are too often subject to unpaid overtime, inadequate benefits, scant agency, archaic family policies, and meager pay,” the organizers explain the motivation for their project in a statement. “With massive student debt, stagnating wages, and an overabundance of skilled applicants coming out of professional schools, working conditions are of the utmost importance for the health and future of the profession.”
BLOUIN ARTINFO caught up with Peggy Deamer, Content Coordinator and Co-founder of The Architecture Lobby and currently Assistant Dean and Professor of Architecture at Yale University, to find out more about the project.
JustDesign.US was recently founded to certify firms that offer fair working conditions, particularly with respect to gender equality and fair pay. Could you tell us a little more about how the initiative came to be?
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