Adina T
Adina T
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Asked on Jan 17, 2012

pros and cons of working in architecture, for women?

SawHorse.netYamini LEED AP at Urbanmotifs3po3
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  • The pro is that it can be a great and wonderful career. The major con is that it is mostly dominated by males and you will most likely run into some "good ol' boy" sexist type situations.

  • 3po3
    on Jan 18, 2012

    Here are a couple of sites that might offer some support and information: http://bwaf.org/

  • Adina, There are pros and cons in every profession , but in architecture the only con would be that it is a male dominated society and they feel that women know jack about a load bearing wall or how to build a house. on the other hand Interior design being a woman dominated profession doesn't make it easier for us, the competition is fierce. Join the ARE forum - http://www.areforum.org/forums/index.php to get this answer from thousands of successful women architects who feel they'v hit the glass ceiling. When I wore my hard hat and went on site observation visits, I was advised to stay on the ground during the roof punch list, but I did't listen I wasn't afraid of heights and I wanted to learn. I did climb a roof when i was 5 months pregnant. My advise to you, learn and be perfect and make sure your presence is felt on the site and around the office!!

  • SawHorse.net
    on Jan 22, 2012

    Great field to get into. However- just saw on the news the other day that is was the worse degree to get right now because of a depressed job market.

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