Archinect - News 2014-11-22T20:19:15-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107487204/the-uphill-climb-to-gender-equity-continues The uphill climb to gender equity continues... Justine Testado 2014-08-26T17:39:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:48:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m8/m8mzr42equgp8gyl.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Women are architecture's original rebels. Over 120 years ago, they insisted that architecture schools and professional organisations open their doors to women, arguing that the field would thrive (or wither) according to the diversity of its students and practitioners...And yet despite this long history of challenging architecture to be inclusive, women have been given little credit for their contributions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despina Stratigakos, historian and University at Buffalo architecture professor highlights in her Opinion article how women in architecture have challenged <em>and continue</em> to challenge the deep-rooted patriarchy in the field of architecture throughout the past century. Although there is a growing number of women who are studying architecture, holding leadership roles in schools and firms, and forming organizations, the same problems of gender inequality still exist to this day. From that, another question remains: Is anyone even paying attention?</p><p>Related:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107094586/in-architecture-a-glass-ceiling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Architecture, a Glass Ceiling</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100116404/phyllis-lambert-named-as-2014-golden-lion-for-lifetime-achievement-recipient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyllis Lambert named as 2014 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement recipient</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93072348/mecanoo-s-francine-houben-named-aj-woman-architect-of-the-year-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo&rsquo;s Francine Houben named AJ Woman Architect of the Year 2014</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92961355/arab-women-in-architecture-film" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arab Women in Architecture Film</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106324363/the-starchitect-image The ‘Starchitect’ Image Alexander Walter 2014-08-11T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-09-19T19:13:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ff/ff003c17e40e8f644a2b24c04c94cc87.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Readers respond to a letter by Peggy Deamer, an architect, calling for less arrogance and more collaboration in architecture. [...] It is not only the public that is fed up with this idea of The Architect, but also the profession itself. Having watched ourselves increasingly backed into the corner of aesthetic elitism, we are now more interested in models of practice that do away with the egos and the glamorous buildings they are associated with.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105397603/ny-times-enters-the-starchitect-debate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NY Times Enters the "Starchitect" Debate</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105778959/invitation-to-a-dialogue-less-ego-in-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Invitation to a Dialogue: Less Ego in Architects</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/105778959/invitation-to-a-dialogue-less-ego-in-architects Invitation to a Dialogue: Less Ego in Architects Archinect 2014-08-04T11:34:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T18:24:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4w/4wqc61s8jffyjklf.jpg" width="514" height="652" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Gehry once said that if we didn&rsquo;t have starchitects, architects (and architecture) wouldn&rsquo;t be in the media at all. But this kind of coverage, even when positive, we don&rsquo;t need. It perpetuates a Howard Roarkian image that makes most of us architects cringe &mdash; not the least because of the uber-capitalist, Ayn Rand alignment &mdash; and also deflates a more productive optimism within the profession that sees these arrogant acts as old school.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/84919788/john-hill-opines-on-the-highly-debatable-recent-article-what-starbucks-gets-that-architects-don-t John Hill opines on the highly debatable recent article "What Starbucks Gets that Architects Don’t" Archinect 2013-10-24T17:21:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T22:21:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tc/tcwq0z6fgfcr2ryi.jpg" width="300" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Is it necessary to poll hundreds of coffee drinkers to determine that round tables "protect self-esteem for those...flying solo"? Or could an architect have come to the same determination by believing their impression that round tables work better in some environments than square tables, be it by observing patrons at a local cafe or in a public park, or by choosing a round table over a square one themselves?</p></em><br /><br /><p> To read the commentary on this article here on Archinect, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84452042/what-starbucks-gets-that-architects-don-t" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">go here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/57546722/architects-are-the-last-people-that-should-shape-our-cities "Architects are the last people that should shape our cities" Archinect 2012-09-18T17:24:00-04:00 >2012-11-24T14:36:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/34ed79208809f9416a99aa2bc760c813.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture, the most public of endeavours, is practised by people who inhabit a smugly hermetic milieu which is cultish. If this sounds far-fetched just consider the way initiates of this cult describe outsiders as the lay public, lay writers and so on: it's the language of the priesthood. And like all cults its primary interest is its own interests, that is to say its survival, and the triumph of its values &ndash; which means building.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/56624330/architecture-and-the-lost-art-of-drawing Architecture and the Lost Art of Drawing Archinect 2012-09-04T12:32:00-04:00 >2012-09-14T02:22:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d77b69e1a369b4a46a9e5b596c3c709d.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>IT has become fashionable in many architectural circles to declare the death of drawing. What has happened to our profession, and our art, to cause the supposed end of our most powerful means of conceptualizing and representing architecture? The computer, of course.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Michael Graves pens an opinion piece for the Times.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/47967340/bold-frank-criticism-can-only-nourish-architecture Bold, frank criticism can only nourish architecture Archinect 2012-05-10T11:07:54-04:00 >2012-05-10T11:32:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/86/8638169e34439f15b26cebfe33288115.jpg" width="200" height="201" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture critics are in a particular bind. Like art critics but unlike, say, those of film, they must swim in the same social sea as their targets. Further, because useful architectural criticism requires experience of the design process, they must also be prepared to offend those by whom they might otherwise be employed.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>