Women in Architecture


Are men better at designing buildings? Cristen and Caroline explore this question the has perplexed the architecture industry since Louise Bethune became America's first female architect in the 1870s.

Episode sources:

"10 Talented Women Architects." http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/10-talented-female-architects-126069

"10 Women in Architecture to Watch in 2014." http://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/gallery/2014/jan/14/10-women-in-architecture-to-watch-in-2014

"A Century After Her Death, America's First Female Architect Gets Her Due." http://www.fastcodesign.com/3023654/a-century-after-her-death-americas-first-female-architect-gets-her-due

"AJ's Women in Architecture Survey Reveals Discrimination and a Pronounced Pay Gap." http://www.archdaily.com/466237/aj-s-women-in-architecture-survey-reveals-discrimination-bullying-and-a-pronounced-pay-gap/

"'Alarm' as number of women architects falls for first time in nearly a decade." http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/daily-news/alarm-as-number-of-women-architects-falls-for-first-time-in-nearly-a-decade/8607979.article

"Building on the Past: A History of Women in Architecture." http://bwaf.org/building-on-the-past-a-history-of-women-in-architecture/

Design and Feminism. https://books.google.com/books?id=8l7VD1woFLQC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

"Designing Women." http://www.lynnbecker.com/repeat/fivearchitect/fivearchitects.htm

Gender Studies in Architecture: Space, Power and Difference. https://books.google.com/books?id=WeJXAwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

"Julie Morgan: Spotlight on Women in Design." http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/julia-morgan-spotlight-on-female-designers-177161

"The First Great Female Architect." http://moreintelligentlife.com/story/zaha-hadid?page=full

"Why 2013 was Denise Scott Brown's Year." http://www.archdaily.com/463530/the-indicator-why-2013-was-denise-scott-brown-s-year/

"Why Do Women Really Leave Architecture?" http://www.architectural-review.com/comment-and-opinion/why-do-women-really-leave-architecture/8659000.article

"Women in Architecture." http://www.lifeofanarchitect.com/women-in-architecture/

"Zaha Hadid and the Energy of Change." http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/13/arts/13iht-rarthadid13.html?pagewanted=print

Topics in this Podcast: design, Construction, Architecture