Despina Stratigakos on the emerging "third wave of feminism" in architecture
In 2000, women represented 13 percent of registered architects; today, that number stands at 19 percent. If this rate of progress holds, we’ll have to wait until 2093 before we reach a 50-50 gender split...Yet numbers alone won’t ensure retention if architecture’s gender-biased professional culture remains unchanged. Ten or 20 years from now, we may still be asking ourselves, 'Where are the women architects?'
— Metropolis Magazine
Despina Stratigakos — whose Architect Barbie collaboration sparked heated debate a few years ago — reflects on architecture's glacial progress toward gender equity as well as the profession's emerging "third wave of feminism".More related to equity in architecture:Why International Women's... View full entry
Latest NCARB survey indicates architecture is a growing profession in the U.S.
The architecture profession is back on the rise as the American economy recovers, according to NCARB's 2014 Survey of Architectural Registration Boards. For starters, the number of architects has grown by 3.1 percent since 2011.Collecting data from all 54 U.S. territories (including District of... View full entry
NCSU Faculty Member Vincent Petrarca Receives ACSA Faculty Design Award
For a Modernist house designed and built by his firm Tonic Design + Tonic ConstructionFebruary 17, 2014 (Raleigh, NC) -- Vincent Petrarca, an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Architecture at North Carolina State University’s College of Design and a founding partner of... View full entry