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Rita Komendant

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  • Comment on: Gender pay gap 2019: Mixed results reveal architecture has ‘long way to go’

    Rita Komendant's comment 14 April, 2019 6:28 pm

    Scarpa, Ian- its not so cut and dried. I lived it and I will write about the 'playing field', such as it is. No, women do divide their time between family/home life AND a stimulating career in Architecture, but there is a cost to one's health, physical and mental, not to mention a rousing sex life, anyone in the biz after a day of problem solving at this high level, even with the lubricant of a stiff vodka Martini- is exhausted. Men, in such a demanding career, can be all in- while women cannot. MANY of my successful colleagues opted for NO children- that's a start, unless one enslaves another woman to mind, feed and raise her children while she produces some mighty fine built form. From where I have sat, around board room tables, Men just don't like a Woman who has the gift of designing and the POWER to act like a Queen Bee and slay everyone to shut the eff up, and stand back and watch while they create (all hail Zaha).

  • Comment on: Student survey: Only the rich need apply to study architecture

    Rita Komendant's comment 25 July, 2018 10:17 pm

    Yes it's grim. The tuition is 'juicy' for Universities,especially for foreign students. And how well I know that "Third Year crunch". The whole gig needs an overhaul. NOT everyone was born to d-e-s-i-g-n. 2% are very good at it, the rest are the sell-out wannabes ruining the profession and our civilization. Look at Dubai.