Month: March 2013

Women and Architecture

It has been a while since I began considering whether gender was, in fact, relevant when it came to the industry I work in. Personally, I was brought up to be the best “human” rather than the best “woman” I could, and therefore I have always started all my discussions at that level. Obviously men and women are different, but in my opinion, the discussion should not be about gender but ability to perform. As I have grown older so have those surrounding me and clearly, the physicality of being a woman, especially at times of difficult economical developments, seems to be serving some with the perfect excuse to practice all sorts of gender discrimination above and beyond what has traditionally been tolerated in the profession.