Three Generations of Female Architects Seek to Bring More Women into the Profession

 

In architecture, the phenomenon is referred to simply as “the missing 32 percent.” The phrase is shorthand for the drop-off between the percentage of architecture students who are female – about 50 percent – and the percentage of licensed, practicing architects who are female – about 18 percent. The gap can be attributed to a number of factors, from architecture’s long history as a male-dominated profession to all-consuming workplace cultures that leave little flexibility for women expected to balance work and family. However, many at the University of Virginia – women and men – are working hard to close that gap, through their own achievements and through partnerships among students, alumni, faculty members and practicing architects. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Caroline Newman)