Addressing Architecture’s Gender Inequities

Annabelle Selldorf addresses the gender inequality in architecture and how firms can directly combat these inequities.

“Gender inequity is there, the elephant lurking outside our pristine offices rearing its giant head, waiting to be called out. Through an arguably reductive process of statistical calculations, often relying on voluntary participation and problematic in its own methodologies, we are beginning to quantify a litany of inequalities that persist in the field of architecture and its ancillaries. The numbers, conservative at best, indicate a stagnant progress for women in the workplace. While this essay focuses on the issue of gender inequity in architecture, it is important to point out that it does not exist in a vacuum; it is intrinsically connected to other forms of inequality concerning sexual, racial and economic disparity.”

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