Archinect - News 2016-12-05T11:40:50-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149979093/only-one-student-enrolled-in-a-yale-course-about-women-architects-despite-grievances-against-poor-representation Only one student enrolled in a Yale course about women architects, despite grievances against poor representation Justine Testado 2016-11-18T15:09:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T23:40:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cq/cqplkwd722k14irg.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;This is not a position that has been strongly represented in this school historically,&rdquo; [said Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty, who believes] The crux of the issue is whether courses that champion diversity in architecture should be taught as optional, specialized seminars or integrated into the curriculum of the school.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1466/deborah-berke-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke</a>&nbsp;as dean, the Yale School of Architecture is working to offer more courses focusing on women in architecture such as &ldquo;Expanding the Canon: Making Room for Other Voices&rdquo;, an optional seminar that would've been taught by visiting professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty. But only one student enrolled in the class &ldquo;despite&nbsp;students voicing grievances about a lack of female representation&rdquo;, the Yale Daily News reports.</p><p>James-Chakraborty questions if such diversity courses should become a requirement in the school's already rigid curriculum.&nbsp;Some female students say that YSoA still feels like &ldquo;a gentleman's club&rdquo;, and that the &ldquo;student body is not well-primed to see the &lsquo;radical nature&rsquo; of the course.&rdquo;</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149958873/deborah-berke-shares-her-vision-as-incoming-dean-at-the-yale-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke shares her vision as incoming dean at the Yale School of Architecture</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960403/yale-dean-deborah-berke-advocates-pluralism-in-pedagogy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale Dean Deborah Berke advocates pluralism in pedagogy</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968815/struggles-persist-for-women-in-the-architectural-workforce" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Struggles persist for women in the architectural workforce</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126714152/when-the-pressure-is-on-dedicated-architecture-students-show-how-to-power-nap-like-a-pro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">When the pressure is on, dedicated architecture students sho...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975984/despite-progress-architecture-still-favors-the-young-and-childless Despite progress, architecture still favors 'the young and childless' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-31T15:04:00-04:00 >2016-11-02T12:51:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ok/okd21kdnuyn2nuhx.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Work-life balance is always a question within our building, and within the industry at large. In a lot of ways, [architecture] really favors the young and childless. I'm recently married, and I don't have any kids yet. It&rsquo;s really interesting to see people who eat, sleep, and breathe their work, but who then have kids (or something else about their life changes), and they have to draw back a little bit.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on work-life balance:</p><ul><li><a title="Archinect &amp; The Architecture Lobby wants to know how satisfied you are with your job" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129882702/archinect-the-architecture-lobby-wants-to-know-how-satisfied-you-are-with-your-job" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect &amp; The Architecture Lobby wants to know how satisfied you are with your job</a></li><li><a title="Struggles persist for women in the architectural workforce" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968815/struggles-persist-for-women-in-the-architectural-workforce" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Struggles persist for women in the architectural workforce</a></li><li><a title="Work-life balance: how one architect collaborates with his teenage son" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132048886/work-life-balance-how-one-architect-collaborates-with-his-teenage-son" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work-life balance: how one architect collaborates with his teenage son</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969640/editor-s-picks-454 Editor's Picks #454 Nam Henderson 2016-09-22T00:17:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T23:15:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7t/7t8d7jtnoqu34le9.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Responding to Brexit, <a href="http://archinect.com/EleanorMarshall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eleanor Marshall</a>&nbsp;considered <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149967395/rip-to-the-eu-1973-2016-five-monumental-buildings-in-the-uk-by-european-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five buildings designed by European architects working in the UK from 1973 until 2016</a>; the lifespan of the UK&rsquo;s membership of the European Union.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/an/an8alj3brvuo3ao6.jpg"></p><p>"<em>If in the next few years major change hinders the eclecticism that the UK currently has we may be left with the tedious offspring of New London Vernacular and not much else.</em>"</p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;looked at the example set by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149964897/7-famous-architectural-dropouts-and-autodidacts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">7 famous architectural dropouts and autodidacts</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Olaf Design Ninja_ </strong>&nbsp;quipped "<em>pales in comparison to the Harvard drop-out list</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>For those confused about the Guggenheim Helsinki <strong>discoverfinland</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149967436/finnish-government-pulls-funding-for-the-guggenheim-helsinki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">clarified</a> -</p><p>"<em>The whole project has been rejected twice. Helsinki locals are vocally opposed to it, about 60/40, local govt is opposed to it, and now it has been completely ruled out at a national level. Unfortunately, some of those who are in favour are also journalists, which leads to the international community thinking this is an actual issue. It isn't. In 2017 the reserve t...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952119/more-women-joined-the-profession-in-2015-than-ever-before More women joined the profession in 2015 than ever before Nicholas Korody 2016-06-16T17:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:48:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bw/bwkjhd21lux3slf5.jpg" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architectural design profession continues to grow, with more women pursuing licensure than ever before, according to data released today by the NCARB...The number of practitioners working toward licensure reached an all-time high in 2015 with more than 41,500 individuals either taking the Architect Registration Exam, reporting Architecture Experience Program (AXP, formerly IDP) hours, or both. That&rsquo;s up from 37,178 in 2014&mdash;a record high at that time.</p></em><br /><br /><p>But, as a recent poll conducted by the AIA shows, gender discrimination and harassment remains high. More than two-thirds of women polled in a survey in March reported a lack of gender equity in architecture.</p><p>For more on the state of women in the profession, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940473/how-sexist-is-architecture-female-architects-share-their-experiences" target="_blank">How sexist is architecture? Female architects share their experiences</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149897681/why-international-women-s-day-matters-for-architects" target="_blank">Why International Women's Day matters (for architects)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93300695/sexism-in-architecture-remember-what-kathryn-findlay-said-women-don-t-be-put-off-by-the-aggression-of-men" target="_blank">Sexism in architecture: Remember what Kathryn Findlay said? 'Women, don't be put off by the aggression of men'</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949321/phyllis-lambert-receives-2016-wolf-prize-in-israel Phyllis Lambert receives 2016 Wolf Prize in Israel Justine Testado 2016-06-03T18:47:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T20:43:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xk/xk4wd7rg8jka2ql7.jpg" width="650" height="516" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The one and only Phyllis Lambert continues to rake in architecture honors from around the globe. She received the American Academy's Brunner Memorial Prize this past April and was bestowed the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement during the 2014 Venice Biennale. Most recently, the former Canadian Centre for Architecture Director has been honored with the 2016 Wolf Prize in Israel. Past laureates include Eduardo Souto de Moura, David Chipperfield, and Peter Eisenman.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938732/phyllis-lambert-recognized-with-2016-arnold-w-brunner-memorial-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyllis Lambert recognized with 2016 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize</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/88135440/phyllis-lambert-steps-down-from-canadian-centre-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyllis Lambert steps down from Canadian Centre for Architecture</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948679/a-girls-only-summer-camp-for-aspiring-architects-and-engineers A girls-only summer camp for aspiring architects and engineers Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-31T17:58:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T18:11:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mq/mqsuoyzqify20vb2.jpg" width="650" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Girls Inc. was looking for ways to get their girls interested in fast-paced, high-paying jobs where women traditionally have been left out. Architecture and engineering certainly fit the bill. [...] the girls will travel to various construction sites and talk to professionals in the field. Girls Inc. also is looking to build a new, bigger facility, and the summer camp girls will play a large part in the initial design, even being given a chance to pitch their project</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the gender gap in architecture:</p><ul><li><a title="How sexist is architecture? Female architects share their experiences" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940473/how-sexist-is-architecture-female-architects-share-their-experiences" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How sexist is architecture? Female architects share their experiences</a></li><li><a title="Why Zaha Hadid's gender and ethnicity mattered so much" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938434/why-zaha-hadid-s-gender-and-ethnicity-mattered-so-much" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Zaha Hadid's gender and ethnicity mattered so much</a></li><li><a title="Results from The Architectural Review's 2016 Women in Architecture Survey are... not heartening" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149348435/results-from-the-architectural-review-s-2016-women-in-architecture-survey-are-not-heartening" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Results from The Architectural Review's 2016 Women in Architecture Survey are... not heartening</a></li><li><a title="Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942639/quintessential-america-at-play-in-the-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture "Quintessential America" at play in the Museum of African American History and Culture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-27T17:59:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T14:37:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7b/7b1f45417d9234288d043ca620594a30.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Project leader Zena] Howard focuses on all of the aspects of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, but hones in on the porch, which happens to span 200 feet and it serves as an transitional space between the outside and inside of the museum. &ldquo;I think that the porch is&hellip;quintessential America,&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;This project&mdash;not only given the scale, the complexity, the political and contextual sensitivities&mdash;is an amalgam of all the problems that we, as architects, love to solve&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="What architecture means to Zena Howard, project leader of the National Museum of African American History and Culture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940808/what-architecture-means-to-zena-howard-project-leader-of-the-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What architecture means to Zena Howard, project leader of the National Museum of African American History and Culture</a></li><li><a title="David Adjaye talks about woven architecture and his new D.C. museum" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130952473/david-adjaye-talks-about-woven-architecture-and-his-new-d-c-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Adjaye talks about woven architecture and his new D.C. museum</a></li><li><a title="Obama to speak at African American history museum&rsquo;s groundbreaking" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/38286227/obama-to-speak-at-african-american-history-museum-s-groundbreaking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama to speak at African American history museum&rsquo;s groundbreaking</a></li><li><a title="Watch: First Look at the Museum of African American History and Culture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39005328/watch-first-look-at-the-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch: First Look at the Museum of African American History and Culture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940808/what-architecture-means-to-zena-howard-project-leader-of-the-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture What architecture means to Zena Howard, project leader of the National Museum of African American History and Culture Justine Testado 2016-04-14T19:14:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T00:24:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2h/2h262g26qntzzajx.jpg" width="650" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"And to me, as an African American, just realizing that this has actually come to be, that there's an actual National Museum for African American History and Culture on the Mall of Washington, D.C., and this museum should have happened years and years ago, but the realization that finally in America we're at a place where we can accept it ... It's one of the most prominent sites on the Mall. It's not somewhere tucked away.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architect Zena Howard talks about what first drew her to architecture, the National Museum for African American History and Culture on which she worked as Senior Project Manager, and her outlook on the status of women in architecture.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939790/read-an-excerpt-from-the-new-where-are-the-women-architects-book" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Read an excerpt from the new &ldquo;Where Are the Women Architects?&rdquo; book</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145737366/meet-hossein-amanat-the-architect-who-designed-iran-s-most-famous-monument" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meet Hossein Amanat, the architect who designed Iran's most famous monument</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129867356/an-angry-passion-round-up-of-global-tributes-to-charles-correa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"An Angry Passion": Round-Up of Global Tributes to Charles Correa</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940473/how-sexist-is-architecture-female-architects-share-their-experiences How sexist is architecture? Female architects share their experiences Julia Ingalls 2016-04-13T12:54:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T00:28:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/56/56t6jo73t6zstjt1.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After Ms. Hadid died on March 31 at 65, The New York Times, in an informal online questionnaire, asked female architects among its readers to talk candidly about their experiences in the profession: the progress they&rsquo;ve made and the obstacles they still face on construction sites and in client meetings. Below are edited excerpts from a few of some 200 responses we received.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architecture, already a tough field, can be even&nbsp;more challenging if you happen to be female. As Christine Matheu from Bloomington, Indiana recalls in this article,&nbsp;<em>&ldquo;There was a time when women were not allowed to be members of the Century Club. About that same time, as a young architect trying to survive, I was doing exhibition design and had been hired by an N.Y.C. art collector to do an installation of Piranesi prints for the Century Club. When the club learned that I was a woman architect, I was not allowed to install the exhibit. I, like many other women architects, found it much easier and less humiliating to just strike out on my own. I have been in my own practice now for 20 years.&rdquo;</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9v/9v7yevbvdtx1lx0o.jpg"></p><p>Also, a lifetime pro tip: STOP CALLING WOMEN OVER 18 GIRLS. Thanks!</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149897681/why-international-women-s-day-matters-for-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why International Women's Day matters (for architects)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93300695/sexism-in-architecture-remember-what-kathryn-findlay-said-women-don-t-be-put-off-by-the-aggression-of-men" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sexism in architecture: Remember what Kathryn Findlay said? 'Women, don't be put off by the aggression of men'</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133651310/fun-game-spot-the-double-standards-in-this-zaha-bashing-piece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fu...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939790/read-an-excerpt-from-the-new-where-are-the-women-architects-book Read an excerpt from the new “Where Are the Women Architects?” book Justine Testado 2016-04-11T20:08:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T01:16:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/52/525j4duzwm57q4o2.jpg" width="650" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the stories of Hadid and Scott Brown show, the pairing of architecture prizes (or at least the big ones) and women raises hackles. Hadid won the Pritzker Prize amid talk that she did not deserve it; Scott Brown did not win the prize amid talk that she did not deserve it. No solo female architect has won the Pritzker Prize since Hadid, nor has a husband-and-wife architectural team ever been honored. Indeed, to date, of the 39 Pritzker Prize laureates, only two (or about 5 percent) are women.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Excerpted from her <a href="http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10665.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new book</a>, Despina Stratigakos sheds some light on the Pritzker's lack of awarding women architects in their own right.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935279/despina-stratigakos-on-the-emerging-third-wave-of-feminism-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Despina Stratigakos on the emerging "third wave of feminism" in architecture</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938434/why-zaha-hadid-s-gender-and-ethnicity-mattered-so-much" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Zaha Hadid's gender and ethnicity mattered so much</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149897681/why-international-women-s-day-matters-for-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why International Women's Day matters (for architects)</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132512541/latent-complexity-denise-scott-brown-and-katherine-darnstadt-latent-design-on-archinect-sessions-39" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latent Complexity: Denise Scott Brown and Katherine Darnstadt (Latent Design) on Archinect Sessions #39</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938434/why-zaha-hadid-s-gender-and-ethnicity-mattered-so-much Why Zaha Hadid's gender and ethnicity mattered so much Justine Testado 2016-04-05T13:29:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T16:07:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/36tox0yokhgcktaf.jpg" width="650" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"It's a triple whammy," [Hadid] told the BBC Radio 4 in February. "I'm a woman, which is a problem to many people. I'm a foreigner &mdash; another problem. And I do work which is not normative, which is not what they expect. Together, it becomes difficult." Like any high-profile architect, Hadid was expected to produce strong, functional designs. But as a woman, she also faced the added pressure of having her work interpreted as some sort of gender statement.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937465/zaha-on-zaha-i-always-thought-you-know-i-should-do-well-because-the-work-is-good" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha on Zaha: "I always thought, you know, I should do well because the work is good."</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937511/we-just-loved-her-frank-gehry-remembers-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;We just loved her&rdquo;: Frank Gehry remembers Zaha Hadid</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133651310/fun-game-spot-the-double-standards-in-this-zaha-bashing-piece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fun game: spot the double-standards in this Zaha-bashing piece!</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/61446874/zaha-hadid-being-an-arab-and-a-woman-is-a-double-edged-sword" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid: 'Being an Arab and a woman is a double-edged sword'</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935279/despina-stratigakos-on-the-emerging-third-wave-of-feminism-in-architecture Despina Stratigakos on the emerging "third wave of feminism" in architecture Justine Testado 2016-03-17T18:21:00-04:00 >2016-03-20T14:00:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/05/05p0biyhdm3y4nvo.jpg" width="650" height="467" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2000, women represented 13 percent of registered architects; today, that number stands at 19 percent. If this rate of progress holds, we&rsquo;ll have to wait until 2093 before we reach a 50-50 gender split...Yet numbers alone won&rsquo;t ensure retention if architecture&rsquo;s gender-biased professional culture remains unchanged. Ten or 20 years from now, we may still be asking ourselves, 'Where are the women architects?'</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despina Stratigakos &mdash; whose&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/28282490/what-can-a-toy-do-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Barbie</a>&nbsp;collaboration sparked heated debate a few years ago &mdash; reflects on architecture's glacial progress toward gender equity as well as&nbsp;the profession's emerging "third wave of feminism".</p><p>More related to equity in architecture:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149897681/why-international-women-s-day-matters-for-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why International Women's Day matters (for architects)</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149810944/aia-s-diversity-survey-shows-some-progress-but-still-skewed-perceptions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA's Diversity Survey shows some progress, but still skewed perceptions</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132512541/latent-complexity-denise-scott-brown-and-katherine-darnstadt-latent-design-on-archinect-sessions-39" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latent Complexity: Denise Scott Brown and Katherine Darnstadt (Latent Design) on Archinect Sessions #39</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121610936/being-an-architect-is-sexy-according-to-modern-society" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Being an architect is sexy, according to modern society</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149897681/why-international-women-s-day-matters-for-architects Why International Women's Day matters (for architects) Nicholas Korody 2016-03-08T15:45:00-05:00 >2016-03-09T02:16:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x5/x5ba5ggsetoup37f.jpg" width="650" height="1008" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>You&rsquo;ve probably heard that today is International Women&rsquo;s Day. But what exactly is it? And why is it important?</p><p>For many in the global West, the significance of March 8th is probably a lot less familiar than, say, Mother&rsquo;s Day. In fact, the holidays originated around the same time, during the early 20th century, at the nascence of struggles for equal rights and suffrage. But unlike Mother&rsquo;s Day, International Women&rsquo;s Day has always been explicitly political: a day to both celebrate women and to fight for emancipation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t7/t7w6csfc7owffxpi.jpg"></p><p>A <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women%27s_Day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first iteration</a> of Women&rsquo;s Day was organized by the Socialist Party of America in 1909, but its international observance began properly in 1911 with large protests throughout Europe, albeit on different days in the different cities. In 1914, International Women&rsquo;s Day was held for the first time on March 8. Sylvia Plankhurst, the great British suffragette, was arrested in front of Charing Cross on her way to deliver a speech at Trafalgar Square.</p><p>Then, on March 8, 1917, R...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149358894/women-in-architecture-vs-now-in-architecture-mimi-zeiger-on-gender-and-architecture-today "Women in architecture" vs. "now in architecture": Mimi Zeiger on gender and architecture today Nicholas Korody 2016-03-01T15:56:00-05:00 >2016-03-15T23:21:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5n/5nxcq1de3goyis2d.jpg" width="650" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For a while I&rsquo;ve held the belief that identifying oneself as an architect is a kind of drag, a mannered persona donned for effect. How else to describe the clich&eacute;d sartorial signifiers: extreme eyewear, black daywear and designer footwear? As the education of an architect is so historically weighted to a canon of male practitioners, theorists and educators, a woman entering the field often operates as a kind of architectural androgyne...</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"...we are trained to see world of design through black-framed, male-coloured glasses. Gender differentiation, then, comes with a thorny rhetorical question: &lsquo;What&rsquo;s the difference?&rsquo; If the goal is to recognise talent, experimentation and innovation, there seems no reason to create a binary in the field."</em></p><p>For more articles on issues related to gender-parity and -visibility in architecture, take a look at these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149348435/results-from-the-architectural-review-s-2016-women-in-architecture-survey-are-not-heartening" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Results from The Architectural Review's 2016 Women in Architecture Survey are... not heartening</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149058640/women-in-architecture-awards-recognize-odile-decq-and-julia-peyton-jones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Women in Architecture Awards recognize Odile Decq and Julia Peyton-Jones</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140470448/toilets-for-everyone-the-politics-of-inclusive-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toilets for everyone: the politics of inclusive design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128795286/aia-moves-one-step-forward-in-approval-of-equity-in-architecture-resolution" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA moves one step forward in approval of Equity in Architecture resolution</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149348435/results-from-the-architectural-review-s-2016-women-in-architecture-survey-are-not-heartening Results from The Architectural Review's 2016 Women in Architecture Survey are... not heartening Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-01T13:21:00-05:00 >2016-03-01T13:40:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n8/n8t0hfbp48o8ikac.jpg" width="600" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One in five women worldwide say they would not encourage a woman to start a career in architecture [...] dissatisfaction among women is lower in practices where a significant proportion of management are women, and in practices with regular career development reviews and/or mentoring schemes, with mentoring the better of the two. [...] Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of women worldwide say they have experienced sexual discrimination, harassment or victimisation during their career</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sigh. For more data on women in architecture, check out <a href="http://salaries.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Salary Poll</a>.</p><p>Other related news:</p><ul><li><a title="Women in Architecture Awards recognize Odile Decq and Julia Peyton-Jones" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149058640/women-in-architecture-awards-recognize-odile-decq-and-julia-peyton-jones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Women in Architecture Awards recognize Odile Decq and Julia Peyton-Jones</a></li><li><a title="Un-Forgetting Influential Voices: Women in Architecture #wikiD Writing Workshop" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140941777/un-forgetting-influential-voices-women-in-architecture-wikid-writing-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Un-Forgetting Influential Voices: Women in Architecture #wikiD Writing Workshop</a></li><li><a title="Zaha Hadid announced as winner of 2016 Royal Gold Medal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137359601/zaha-hadid-announced-as-winner-of-2016-royal-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid announced as winner of 2016 Royal Gold Medal</a></li><li><a title="Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a></li><li><a title="How Women Are Climbing Architecture's Career Ladder" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95868476/how-women-are-climbing-architecture-s-career-ladder" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Women Are Climbing Architecture's Career Ladder</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149058640/women-in-architecture-awards-recognize-odile-decq-and-julia-peyton-jones Women in Architecture Awards recognize Odile Decq and Julia Peyton-Jones Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T01:01:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/45/453f1b122d9a38a4a8e076231c9515b2.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Odile Decq has won the Jane Drew Prize and Julia Peyton-Jones has been awarded the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize in the annual Women in Architecture Awards. The judges described Odile Decq as &lsquo;a creative powerhouse, spirited breaker of rules and advocate of equality&rsquo;. [...] The judges celebrated Julia Peyton-Jones&rsquo; &lsquo;incredible global impact achieved with limited resources &ndash; and as someone who has done so much to nurture architectural vision and make architecture available to many people&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="12 innovative architects (and women) of Maryland" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145153723/12-innovative-architects-and-women-of-maryland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">12 innovative architects (and women) of Maryland</a></li><li><a title="Zaha Hadid announced as winner of 2016 Royal Gold Medal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137359601/zaha-hadid-announced-as-winner-of-2016-royal-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid announced as winner of 2016 Royal Gold Medal</a></li><li><a title="Diana Agrest gets profiled as one of NPR's &quot;50 Great Teachers&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125896733/diana-agrest-gets-profiled-as-one-of-npr-s-50-great-teachers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diana Agrest gets profiled as one of NPR's "50 Great Teachers"</a></li><li><a title="Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a></li><li><a title="The uphill climb to gender equity continues..." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107487204/the-uphill-climb-to-gender-equity-continues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The uphill climb to gender equity continues...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145153723/12-innovative-architects-and-women-of-maryland 12 innovative architects (and women) of Maryland Nam Henderson 2016-01-07T02:08:00-05:00 >2016-01-07T11:21:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qy/qydhw2jmxf3bcwzv.jpg" width="650" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We just really felt that it was important to capture these stories, before they disappeared, even when finding information proved very difficult,&rdquo; says Storms. &ldquo;You see how history sort of evaporates&mdash;and then it&rsquo;s like it doesn&rsquo;t exist.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Over at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whatweekly.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What Weekly</a>, Jessica Kim Cohen reviews&nbsp;an extensively detailed exhibit (launched/organized by the members of the Women in Architecture Committee of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aiabalt.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Institute of Architects (AIA) Baltimore Chapter</a>)&nbsp;entitled &ldquo;<a href="http://www.aiawam.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Early Women of Architecture in Maryland</a>&rdquo;&nbsp;which is on display downtown at the central branch of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.prattlibrary.org/locations/central/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Enoch Pratt Free Library</a>&nbsp;until January 16.</p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/sevensixfive/status/684915545305645057" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h/t </a>@Fred Scharmen</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140941777/un-forgetting-influential-voices-women-in-architecture-wikid-writing-workshop Un-Forgetting Influential Voices: Women in Architecture #wikiD Writing Workshop Donna Sink 2015-11-12T12:51:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T01:08:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/83/830fkkxj0sv2hjrc.jpg" width="300" height="246" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>&ldquo;History is not a simple meritocracy: it is a narrative of the past written and revised - or not written at all - by people with agendas.&rdquo; </em>- Despina Stratigakos, "Unforgetting Women Architects: From the Pritzker to Wikipedia", <a href="https://placesjournal.org/article/unforgetting-women-architects-from-the-pritzker-to-wikipedia/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Places Journal</a>, June 2013</p><p>In 2007, in the nascent days of Wikipedia, Archinecter Quilian Riano posted a call for &lsquo;necters to join in a <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/60226/editing-wikipedia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">group online effort</a> to edit the Wikipedia page on Architecture to improve what had been a minimally considered &ndash; and minimally accurate &ndash; entry.&nbsp;</p><p>Now editing has become a social act: on 21 November 2015, you can join the Women In Architecture #wikiD Writing Workshop at the SCI-Arc Kappe Library to engage in the act of &ldquo;unforgetting women architects&rdquo;.&nbsp; You can even write about the woman architects you most want the world to know about &ndash; just bring some biographical information and enthusiasm for spreading the word.&nbsp; The jointly-sponsored Association for Women in Architecture + Design event will provide Wikipedia editing training d...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/137359601/zaha-hadid-announced-as-winner-of-2016-royal-gold-medal Zaha Hadid announced as winner of 2016 Royal Gold Medal Julia Ingalls 2015-09-23T21:24:00-04:00 >2015-09-29T00:12:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p3/p3dmndeovy4qa8ov.jpg" width="650" height="978" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the first sole woman to win the medal in its 167-year history (women have shared the prize with others before), <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a> said, "I am very proud to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal, in particular, to be the first woman to receive the honor in her own right. Part of architecture&rsquo;s job is to make people feel good in the&nbsp;spaces where we live, go to school or where we work - so we must be committed to raising standards. Housing, schools and other vital public buildings have always been based on the concept of minimal existence &ndash; that shouldn&rsquo;t be the case today. Architects now have the skills and tools to address these critical issues.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gl/gldjfxdb2zjwj1o7.jpg"></p><p>Baghdad-born Hadid, who started her now London-based practice in 1979, adds the Queen of England and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/554927/royal-institute-of-british-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Institute of British Architects</a>-given award to other notable prizes, including her 2004 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122595638/frei-otto-wins-2015-pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Architecture Prize</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5f/5fbx5qpciw2k38lp.jpg"></p><p>&#8203;In Professor Sir Peter Cook's Royal Gold Medal citation, he notes that Hadid's "vociferous criticism of poor work or stupidity re...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125896733/diana-agrest-gets-profiled-as-one-of-npr-s-50-great-teachers Diana Agrest gets profiled as one of NPR's "50 Great Teachers" Justine Testado 2015-04-22T13:36:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:36:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pk/pkebkfuvr0v0f9ko.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture is both expansive and specific, artistic and technical. Agrest says that even after teaching and practicing the discipline for over 40 years, she still marvels at how much there is to learn. 'Architecture is really difficult. I realized that only very recently,' she says. 'It's like music. You can enjoy it but &mdash; to know it &mdash; it's a different story.' Another bit of wisdom she shares with her students: The career of an architect blossoms late.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now at 70 years old,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ag-architects.com/main.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diana Agrest</a> reflects on some of her teaching and design approaches in her illustrious career, with those approaches having influenced both former and current students and fellow educators alike.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329790/women-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Related</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114211251/kathryn-gustafson-wins-8th-obayashi-prize Kathryn Gustafson wins 8th Obayashi Prize Justine Testado 2014-11-21T21:41:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T21:46:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vk/vkn6upui0bn76tr7.jpg" width="650" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson of Seattle-based Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and London's Gustafson Porter recently received the eighth annual Obayashi Prize in Tokyo. Established by the Obayashi Foundation, the prize is awarded to a recipient whose work is in tune with the Foundation's mission of supporting interdisciplinary design research in relation to cities and urbanism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC by GUSTAFSON GUTHRIE NICHOL</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1t/1tria0pvx1foptv0.jpg"></p><p>Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial in Hyde Park, London UK by GUSTAFSON PORTER</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bm/bmv0j0rmkquuar4g.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/kathryn_gustafson_wins_8th_obayashi_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111904348/editor-s-picks-390 Editor's Picks #390 Nam Henderson 2014-10-23T11:56:00-04:00 >2014-10-31T00:06:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yw/yweflrhmxywk8wry.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Amelia <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111205340/aftershock-4-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-neuroscientific-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">profiles the </a><a href="http://www.anfarch.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111205340/aftershock-4-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-neuroscientific-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;aka ANFA</a> and ponders the lessons from her time spent down in San Diego for ANFA&rsquo;s annual three-day conference at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.&nbsp;Does neuro-architecture truly hold the promise of translational design?</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1tcvs0s8n8jxx5y.jpg"></p><p><strong>midlander</strong> dreams "<em>I have a hard time seeing how this provides more meaningful feedback than occupant surveys...That said...I can't wait until I can wear some headset that makes revit models of whatever I'm thinking!</em>"&nbsp;while <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;a regular advocate for the use of the "<em>the old EEG headset</em>"&nbsp;was pleased "<em>great piece and like how you link all your news posts into a feature story..Although, much of what is going on now is data gathering, it is considerably more useful than just survey stats</em>".</p><p>For a more speculative version of <strong>Deans List</strong>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/110738703/the-deans-list-hernan-diaz-alonso-of-sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect spoke with Hernan Diaz Alonso, upcoming Director at </a><a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> in Los Angeles.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/92/92yenyqh77puyd55.jpg"></p><p>"Archinect Sessions" a new weekly podcast hosted by Paul and Amelia, releas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-03T13:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-21T13:29:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b8/b8wxfphpb93cuj28.jpg" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The farther up you look in the world of architecture, the fewer women you see. In this chart, we&rsquo;ve rounded up some common and publicly available metrics behind this claim. Like thousands of aspiring architects, we&rsquo;ll start at the bottom and work our way up&mdash;while also pausing on the way to consider what these measures mean.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/lchang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lian Chikako Chang</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/49082200/association-of-collegiate-schools-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACSA</a>'s Director of Research + Information and <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/21449024/harvard-gsd-m-arch-i-lian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">prolific Archinect blogger</a>, has created a series of infographics charting the progress of women's roles in architecture. The statistics are, at a glance, both depressing and hopeful: compared to overall representation in the population, women occupy a disproportionally tiny slice of architecture's higher tiers, but the numbers do seem to be increasing over time.</p><p>Check out all the infographics in our image gallery below. Lian also posted an <a href="http://archinect.com/ACSA/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in-depth look at the infographics over at the ACSA blog</a>, showing how the data was sourced and analyzed.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109038104/sheila-kennedy-of-kva-matx-wins-2014-berkeley-rupp-prize Sheila Kennedy of KVA MATx wins 2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize Justine Testado 2014-09-15T18:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T00:42:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p6/p6uf79fz3htkl2be.jpg" width="600" height="800" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sheila Kennedy&nbsp;&mdash; a principal of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/101016801/kva-matx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KVA MATx</a> and the first woman to hold the title of Professor of the Practice of Architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/342/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-mit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT&rsquo;s School of Architecture &amp; Planning</a>&nbsp;&mdash; was announced today as the 2014 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Prize.</p><p>Awarded every two years by the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design (CED), the $100,000 Berkeley-Rupp Prize is given to a distinguished design practitioner or academic who has made significant contribution to advance gender equity in the field of architecture, and whose work exhibits commitment to sustainability and community. The prize consists of a semester-long professorship, a public lecture, and a gallery exhibition at the CED. Deborah Berke of Deborah Berke Partners received the inaugural Berkeley-Rupp Prize in 2012.</p><p>Kennedy is scheduled to begin her residence in January 2015. On February 4, she will give a public lecture on soft infrastructure followed by an open studio exhibition showcasing her work in progress at Wurster Hall on the U...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108644655/built-by-women-nyc-is-searching-for-100-of-the-best-nyc-projects-built-by-women Built By Women NYC is searching for 100 of the best NYC projects built by women Justine Testado 2014-09-10T19:49:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:27:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ji/ji7zfndikcleqtt5.jpg" width="640" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Being a woman practicing in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction and the like is already a triumph in itself&nbsp;&mdash; let alone leading the design and construction of a built project. To honor this,&nbsp; the <a href="http://bwaf.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation</a> just launched Built By Women NYC, a project that highlights 100 outstanding buildings or built environments&nbsp;&mdash; historic or contemporary&nbsp;&mdash; located in New York City that were built/designed/constructed by women.</p><p>Until October 31, BxW NYC is accepting nominations of women who were directly responsible for leading the design (architecture, engineering, or landscape) or led the construction (either from the development or construction management team) for the structure or built environment. Projects must be completed or have broken ground and located in New York City.</p><p>Anyone of any gender is welcome to make a nomination! Women can also nominate themselves.</p><p>The jurors for BxW NYC include:</p><p><strong>Deborah Berke, FAIA</strong>, Principal, Deborah Berke Partners<br><strong>Joa...</strong></p> 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/650x/m8/m8mzr42equgp8gyl.jpg" width="650" height="430" 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/107094586/in-architecture-a-glass-ceiling In Architecture, a Glass Ceiling Alexander Walter 2014-08-21T13:19:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:36:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0c/0cb6bec1e8168c1a42738e339beca896.jpg" width="553" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"There's still a glass ceiling, ironically, in architecture," said Rosa Sheng, senior associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in San Francisco and chairwoman of the Missing 32% Project, a group that promotes equitable treatment of all architects. "There's an influx of more women coming in, but the hurdles haven't changed," she said. It takes roughly 12 years to become a licensed architect, according to NCARB.</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/100116404/phyllis-lambert-named-as-2014-golden-lion-for-lifetime-achievement-recipient Phyllis Lambert named as 2014 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement recipient Justine Testado 2014-05-20T15:31:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:58:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/om/ome29q04rdypr43d.jpg" width="650" height="977" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Phyllis Lambert, Founding Director Emeritus of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, has been announced as the 2014 recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. The award comes from the upcoming Venice Biennale -- the 14th International Architecture Exhibition Fundamentals opening June 7 through Nov. 23, 2014. Aside from founding the CCA, Lambert is also widely known for commissioning the historic Seagram Building in New York to Mies van der Rohe.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zj/zj0iycro81tgmiac.jpg"></p><p>Lambert was selected by the Board of la Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, under Director Rem Koolhaas. She will formally accept the Golden Lion award on June 7 at 11 a.m. in the Giardini of la Biennale, during the 14th International Architecture Exhibition opening and award ceremony.</p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/phyllis_lambert_named_as_2014_golden_lion_for_lifetime_achievement_recipien/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95868476/how-women-are-climbing-architecture-s-career-ladder How Women Are Climbing Architecture's Career Ladder Alexander Walter 2014-03-17T13:48:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T18:46:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7a/7add406a4fc4c0af61dd7e5562d86abe.jpg" width="650" height="477" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1980, when Marsha Maytum was a fledgling designer at the San Francisco architecture firm EHDD, the majority of women on construction sites were centerfolds. [...] Nearly 35 years later, progress has been measurable but mixed. Women make up 25 percent of architecture staff in the U.S., though they now earn 42 percent of the architecture degrees.</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/93300695/sexism-in-architecture-remember-what-kathryn-findlay-said-women-don-t-be-put-off-by-the-aggression-of-men Sexism in architecture: Remember what Kathryn Findlay said? 'Women, don't be put off by the aggression of men' Alexander Walter 2014-02-10T13:46:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:32:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8f/8f36476125c9ad1c6bc15df41f46978d.jpg" width="620" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Only just over 20 per cent of architects are women, according to the most recent statistics, with only 14 per cent working as directors or partners of practises &ndash; and those who do enter the profession can be given a rough ride. [...] According to AJ: "Two thirds of women have suffered sexual discrimination at work, an eight-point increase since the survey began in 2011." Wow. An increase, just when you&rsquo;d hope things would be getting better.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91142642/sexism-means-women-still-can-t-break-the-glass-ceiling-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sexism means women still can&rsquo;t break the glass&nbsp;ceiling in architecture</a></p></li><li><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></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91160508/kathryn-findlay-recipient-of-the-2014-jane-drew-prize-dies-at-60" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kathryn Findlay, recipient of the 2014 Jane Drew Prize, dies at 60</a></p></li></ul>