Women in Architecture

Lately the subject of women’s status in architecture — long dismissed as essentialist and unnecessary — has bounded back onto the agenda. New studies confirm a stubbornly persistent gender gap in pay and status, and the full integration of the profession remains a fraught and unfinished business. Leading historians and critics explore diverse topics ranging from pioneer critics to Architect Barbie, from turn of the century Oak Park to contemporary Latin America, and from early efforts to integrate the AIA to an expanded agenda for feminism.

Be sure to read the new book by Despina Stratigakos Where Are the Women Architects? (Princeton University Press, 2016), expanded from her articles for Places.

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