Gender Issues in Architecture

Authored by: Kathryn H. Anthony

The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practice

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138023154
eBook ISBN: 9781315775869
Adobe ISBN: 9781317688754

10.4324/9781315775869.ch34

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Abstract

Why do we need more women in architecture, and greater diversity among designers? Why has this been, and will it continue to be, such a paramount concern? As I argued in Designing for Diversity: Gender, Race and Ethnicity in the Architectural Profession, “The built environment reflects our culture, and vice-versa. If our buildings, spaces, and places continue to be designed by a relatively homogeneous group of people, what message does that send about our culture?” (Anthony, 2001). The built environment is one of culture’s most lasting legacies, and women must be included.

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