Discuss: Why Aren't There More Women in Architecture?

Discuss: Why Aren't There More Women in Architecture?

By Jenny Xie
Studies show that while 40 percent of all college architecture majors are women, they make up just 17 percent of professionals in architecture.

How can we explain the large discrepancy? What factors contribute to women leaving the field, and what ramifications might it have on the state of architecture? Finally, what changes would you like to see to make the industry more diverse?

Submit your answers in the comments below!

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