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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 […]

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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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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