Women and Architecture

Written by Aliyah Davis & Shakira Daniel

Source: The Huffington Post "Ghost in the Machine. Elenberg Fraser, Premier Tower, Melbourne, Australia. Beyoncé, Ghost music video."

Source: The Huffington Post
“Ghost in the Machine. Elenberg Fraser, Premier Tower, Melbourne, Australia. Beyoncé, Ghost music video.”

In ‘Sexism is Alive and Well in Architecture”, Lance Hosey, Chief Sustainability Officer at Perkins Eastman, described the biased nature of  the architectural industry, which is highly discriminatory against women.  Throughout the article, he uses historical accounts, statistical information, recorded interviews, and possibly his own experience to support his argument. Hosey’s purpose is to highlight the history of sexism in architecture and to call for a change in the industry. The piece can apply to a wide audience, but could draw the attention of Hosey’s colleagues and peers in the architecture industry.

Hosey, Lance. “Sexism Is Alive and Well in Architecture.” The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc,  7 July 2015. Web. 28 January 2016.

 

 

One thought on “Women and Architecture

  1. Mrs. A says:

    Good! I wonder about the thesis here… It’s very general. It’s right, I think. But isn’t the implication that the sexism exists not only in the design itself, not only in the hiring and working processes of the industry? That’s a more complex message, I think, than the one intimated here. What do you think? Of course it all depends on what our purpose is in noting the information anyway…

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