by Alexis Gregory
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?
Have we forgotten those who toiled along with us late into the night during architecture school? Why have they disappeared? Women in architecture are facing a narrowing field in the progression from school to licensure and beyond, similar to women in other professions like business, law, and medicine. Women join the architectural world upon enrollment in schools, yet, once they receive their degrees, these women leave academia headed for pursuits other than the profession of architecture.