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Women in Architecture survey reveals widening gender pay gap


Very well put Yasmin. I have a couple of practical ideas which might help - perhaps if the AJ has a regular feature featuring practices which employ over 40% female architects - showing how it can be done. Every society of architects should put this on their agenda to see what their members can do locally. It is a great career for a woman but its not easy. I think things did start to get a bit better but its getting worse again. I think that in any civic or public sector architectural project there should be a gender balanced design team. In my local newspaper there was an article about a proposed new retail quarter in the city centre. There were about 20 pictures of key people involved in its design, either designing or making decisions about the design - there was not one woman featured. Imagine the other way round? The public sector used to be a good place to work for a woman, as there was usually flexible working, and not an ethos of working evenings and weekends (usually), however, the majority of the public sector has lost its architects and designers due to savage finance cuts imposed by central government.

Posted date

8 February, 2017

Posted time

1:49 pm