Tackling the Design Profession's Gender Equity Problem
Search Google for “famous architects,” and only one woman — Zaha Hadid, who passed away last year — turns up in the top results. It’s all too easy to find examples of gender imbalance in design. But reliable information about how this affects people and practices, not to mention viable ideas for eliminating it, is harder to come across. This is starting to change. In the last few years, several new organizations have been conducting research, facilitating conversations, and promoting best practices in both architecture and engineering.