AIA Diversity and Inclusion
Value: The Difference - A Toolkit for Firms
The AIA held its second diversity plenary, Value: The Difference – a Toolkit for Firms, on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 in San Francisco. This plenary brought together AIA Board members, collateral organizations, related organizations, firm representatives, interns, and students to identify tools, resources and approaches that can be utilized to increase diversity and inclusion within architecture firms. More...
Calling All Women: Finding the Forgotten Architect
By Alexis Gregory, AIA Archiblog
November 12, 2009
Look around you. How many women do you see in your architecture office? It seemed as if there were a lot of women working to become architects when you were a student, didn’t it? But where have all the women gone? More...
Consultations & Roundtables on Women in Architecture
By Matsuzaki, Gibb, et. al, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)
December 19, 2003
Spread over five years and set in a series of consultations and
roundtables across the country, we asked a broad spectrum of
women to tell us their stories, and then, to make suggestions how
to make the profession more attractive to women - to enter and to
Making Flex Time a Win-Win
By Sylvia Ann Hewlett, The New York Times
December 12, 2009
THIS fall, I spoke at Women on Wall Street, an annual event in New York that attracts some 2,000 women, most of them executives in the financial sector. As a wrap-up to the program, the moderator threw me a softball question: What do women like me do to unwind? More...
Why do women leave architecture?
Research into the retention of women in architectural practice
Ann de Graft-Johnson, Sandra Manley and Clara Greed
University of the West of England, Bristol
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
The RIBA appointed the University of the West of England (UWE) research team to investigate reasons why a disproportionate number of women leave
architectural practice in October 2002. The percentage of women entering architectural studies increased from 27% in 1990 to 38% in 2002/3. However the percentage of women within the architectural profession as a whole at 13% has remained fairly static for a number of years and the absence of an increase in representation which reflects the increased entry of women into the profession indicates that there is a problem of retention. More...
Women Building Their Power Base in BC's Architecture World
Latest sign: First all-female firm gets plum projects.
By Adele Weder, TheTyee.ca
Dec 1, 2008
"Architecture, especially its Manhattan mutation, has been a pursuit strictly for men. For those aiming at the sky, away from the earth's surface and the natural, there has been no female company." More...
The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA), established in 1985, is a joint program of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. The purpose of the Archive is to document the history of women's contributions to the built environment by collecting, preserving, storing, and making available to researchers the professional papers of women architects, landscape architects, designers, architectural historians and critics, and urban planners, and the records of women's architectural organizations. More...