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. Here we take an expansive view of the topic, with historians and critics exploring diverse topics ranging from neglected designers and critics to lesbian separatist communes and early efforts to integrate the AIA.

We recommend Where Are the Women Architects?, by Despina Stratigakos, the first volume of Places Books, which expands upon her articles for Places.

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