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Women Still Grossly Underrepresented in Architecture

Here’s an interesting math problem: if 42 percent of graduating architects are women, why do only 17 percent go on to become principals or partners in their firms?

On second thought, maybe this isn’t a math problem at all. Maybe there are complicating factors, both seen and unseen, that contribute to a vast gender gap in the field of architecture. A recent Equity in Design study commissioned by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) serves as a call to action for the retention of talent, for the advancement of the industry, and for the inherent value in creating a more diverse, empowered workforce.

Applicable for men and women across all design disciplines, this very special session features an all-star lineup of high-ranking leaders from some of our community’s most respected firms and organizations—including Gensler, ELEMENTS, AIA, AndersonMasonDale, and Bennett Wagner & Grody.

Join us at the beautiful ELEMENTS showroom downtown for Equity by Design, an evening of frank conversation that pushes beyond identifying the root causes of gender inequality to address what specific steps can be taken to move the needle.

But Wait, There’s More!

Read the full AIA Equity in Design Study
Read about the issue of gender equity in Architect Magazine
See the full lineup of sessions and speakers at this year’s Denver Design Week

Equity by Design: Why We Need to Represent the Demographics We Serve

Wednesday, July 13
ELEMENTS Showroom (2501 Blake St)
6:00 p.m.

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