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Why Aren’t There More Women in Architecture?

There’s a gender gap in a number of professions, but it’s become rather stark in architecture. Why? Are there not enough women interested in studying architectural design? Or are they not progressing in the field? We talk with Donna Kacmar, an associate professor of architecture at the University of Houston, about what it might take to close […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaThere’s a gender gap in a number of professions, but it’s become rather stark in architecture. Why? Are there not enough women interested in studying architectural design? Or are they not progressing in the field?

We talk with Donna Kacmar, an associate professor of architecture at the University of Houston, about what it might take to close the gender gap in this particular profession and what role Houston can play in doing so.

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