By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.

Close

Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Close

Women on the rise in profession, research shows

The number of women entering the profession is rising steadily, research released by the ARB today has shown.

The proportion of women - which has historically been very low - is now up to an all-time high of 30 per cent.

Some 10 years ago the figure stood at around 10 per cent.

This result will please long-term campaigners such as Women in Architecture and Architects for Change.

They have long argued that the profession is 'institutionally sexist' and is in desperate need of reform.

These groups will also claim to be unsurprised by the fact that many women questioned in the survey were keen to see the ARB retention fee cut back for those who work part-time or intermittently.

However, critics will argue that this still compares very poorly with professions such as law, which now has an entry level of over 50 per cent women.

by Ed Dorrell

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters