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The 2018 Equity in Architecture Survey Encourages Soul-Searching

Responses from 14,360 architecture graduates signaled modest equity gains, though major gender- and race-based professional gaps remain. What is the life of an architect actually like and how can the architecture profession encourage diversity in its ranks? In the latest survey...
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#MeToo, Gender Bias, and the Leadership Gap in Architecture | Architectural Digest

Is the industry a hotbed of sexism—and if so, can it be changed? Text by Meaghan O’Neill As Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as Supreme Court justice earlier this month, millions of exasperated women across America took to social media and the streets to demonstrate their...
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This Week in Architecture: What Makes a Place?

by Katherine Allen It’s well understood that a sense of place is an essential value for people, architecture, and cities. Everyone from designers to planners to city governments speak breathlessly of the power of places to transform cities for the better – but it’s not...
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Architecture Is No Longer Just a ‘Gentleman’s Profession’

From New Haven to Senegal and Shanghai, female architects — many running their own firms — are invigorating the design of buildings and cities. By Reed Kroloff Architecture was long called a “gentleman’s profession,” which may have been true if by that you meant one that...
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This Week in Architecture: Buildings as Identity, Lost and Found

by Katherine Allen It is in moments of disaster – natural, military, or otherwise – that the value of our built environment as a form of cultural identity comes most noticeably and tragically to light. The fire that ripped through Brazil’s Museo Nacional on Monday...
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Opinion: “Landscape architects can’t rely on architecture-centric media”

Landscape architects need to fly the flag for their profession if they are to receive the recognition they demand and deserve, says Charles A Birnbaum. Charles A Birnbaum The biggest problem facing landscape architects, according to a recent survey in World Landscape Architecture...
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Danna Walker, founder of social enterprise Built By Us, participated in a June event for the New Architecture Writers program in which members interviewed leading practitioners within architecture and research on topics like race, identity, design equity, the right to the city, and more. (Courtesy NAW)

New Architecture Writers program raises underrepresented voices

A new London-based program for emerging journalists and curators is dedicated to enhancing the skills of black and minority ethnic writers and diversifying the field of design criticism and reporting. By Sydney Franklin New Architecture Writers (NAW), a London-based program for...
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Here’s How Architectural Licensing Boards Can Uphold Ethical Practice

The newly updated “Model Rules of Conduct” intentionally calls out “workplace harassment as an issue of focus for disciplinary consideration,” writes the organization’s CEO. By Michael J. Armstrong Workplace demeanor, professionalism in business...
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“Climate Gentrification theory illustrates ethical problems facing architects”

Architects must consider the social and economic repercussions of building in places at risk from climate change, urges Jesse M Keenan. by Jesse M Keenan Architects must consider not just the environmental, but the social and economic repercussions of building in places at risk...
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The Importance of the Section in Architectural Representation and Practice

The importance of the section in architectural representation and practice fromPlug In City, ArchigramArchigram, Ângelo Bucci, Instituto Moreira Salles, and Clorindo Testa. by Julia Brant Architectural comprehension as a field deals with representation as a synthesis of varied...
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