Toshiko Mori’s Fass school in Senegal: Toshiko Mori Architect

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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Architects Gather for the Voices of Plurality Flash Mob at AIA 2018 Convention

Almost 100 designers, architects, and allies gathered outside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on Friday. By Katharine Keane “Time is f—ing up!” yelled Iranian-American architect Gisue Hariri among a crowd that assembled outside the Jacob K. Javits Convention...
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Five top women in world architecture: ‘Now is our time’

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018… Leading architects explain what it will take to break down barriers — from the classroom to the boardroom — for women in architecture. Written by Matthew Ponsford, CNN As long as there have been cities,...
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This site showcases achievements of pioneering women in American architecture. Pictured here: architect and designer Ray Kaiser Eames (Courtesy BWAF)

This site showcases achievements of pioneering women in architecture

This week the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation launched a site that documents women’s contributions to American architecture from 1880 to 1980. By Audrey Wachs A new site started by a nonprofit architecture advocacy group is championing women’s contributions to...
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Wanda Lau Approximately 400 designers attended the 2017 AIA Women's Leadership Summit, held in Washington, D.C.

How to Advance in Architecture and More from the 2017 AIA Women’s Leadership Summit | Architect Mag

The sold-out biennial event offered strategies to promote equitable practices in the profession and to make it to the C-suite in the design profession. By Wanda Lau The presentations and stories hit close to home: The survey findings by the AIA San Francisco Equity by Design...
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On International Women’s Day, 50 inspirational women in architecture and design

Amy Frearson To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Dezeen editorial team has nominated 50 women and female-led studios from the architecture and design industry who inspire us. In no particular order… See the List of Women HERE >>>> Source: DeZeen On...
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NCARB: More Women Entered the Architectural Profession in 2015 | Architect Magazine

The number of individuals working toward licensure also reached an all-time high last year, according to data from the council’s forthcoming 2016 “By the Numbers” report. By Hallie Busta The architectural design profession continues to grow, with more women pursuing...
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Recalling Fay Kellogg in New York City, a female builder in Berlin shows off her daring to the press. She is pictured making repairs to the roof of Berlin's City Hall in 1910 Illustrierte Frauenzeitung 38, from 1910

Where Are the Women Architects? New Book Looks at Profession’s Gender Gap – Curbed

“This is a human loss, a loss of talent and dreams and desires.” by Patrick Sisson As a prelude to her new collection of articles and essays about the gender gap in architecture, author and University of Buffalo Professor Despina Stratigakos gets personal, dedicating her book to...
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Zaha Hadid: photo the Knight Foundation

Zaha Hadid, Groundbreaking Architect, Dies at 65 – NY Times

Ms. Hadid, the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize, was renowned for her theoretical work that left a mark on skylines around the world. By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-British architect whose curving, elongated structures left a mark on skylines around the world,...
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The AIA Explores Perceptions of Gender and Racial Equity in Architecture

Significantly more women than men noted gender disparity in the industry, while a majority of respondents agreed that minorities are under-represented. The question remains: What are we going to do about it? By Hallie Busta It’s been a decade since the AIA took an in-depth,...
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