Crashing the Boys’ Club | | | 2013 | Architectural Record

Continuing the conversation of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, Architectural Record explores the role of female architects in today’s professional environment.

Crashing the Boys’ Club | | | 2013 | Architectural Record.

Although 40% of graduates from architecture school are women, men still outnumber women in the profession 4 to 1.  Similar to Sandberg’s conclusions, the author (Sarah Williams Goldhagen), sites gender bias, lack of mentors and the structure of the workplace itself as being rigged against mothers.

Here’s to “crashing the boys’ club”…

-hlj

 

a design charrette: the PLAYhouse

thePLAYhouse_presentation.pdf

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.

-As You Like It, Act 2, scene 7, 139-143

I recently participated in the 2nd Annual Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition.  A quick weekend design charrette produced the PLAYhouse, a backyard children’s theater.  When I was younger, I remember spending my summer days running around my grandmother’s backyard with my sisters and cousins playing “make believe”.  I wish we had this to create and tell our own stories for our family and friends…

Check out the winners of the competition here http://www.lifeofanarchitect.com/the-winners-2013-life-of-an-architect-playhouse-design-competition/

Design sketches and a tissue box model (you gotta love blue tape!)

Design sketches and a tissue box model (you gotta love blue tape!)

the PLAYhouse elevations: closed and open

the PLAYhouse elevations: closed and open

The PLAYhouse plan

The PLAYhouse plan

Performances daily after school…

the PLAYhouse presentation board

the PLAYhouse presentation board

Can’t wait until next year…

-hlj