[In response to this posting to my earlier message.]
To the Newsgroup:
Is there 1:1 females practicing in your firm today? Last I look at graduate
schools ... in the studios... it was not 1:1. And are the female architects
getting paid the same? Same benefits? Same expectations? Really... Let me
help you pull the wool out of your eyes!
Female Architects are more likely to get laid off do to not being the bread
winner in the family... miss conception most times but it is what it is.
Female Architect have to prove themselves more and wait longer to get more
responsibility on a project and are questioned all they... for example: I
designed a scissors truss for an Elementary School while working for a Pa.
firm. One of the Senior Associates was very excited and supportive but my
equals were telling me it could not be done and it would not be more
economical... I prove them wrong...
Another example was a code review for a large scale project. I was very
complete but not as fast as my male counter part working on another
project... the male counter part forgot to review the building for a large
number of sections but it was okay with the Principles knowing a senior
associate was going to review his work. That same Senior Associates call me
up personally and complemented me on my work and stated I did an excellent
job. Stating that my work equated to much less time for him to do his review
of my work... But one of the Principles in the firm told me I was much
slower then other counter parts and more or less laid me off for being an
excellent skilled worker that his firm didn't want to pay for. He would
rather pay for a lesser skilled and not as competent worker. The Principle
would rather pay for speed and mistakes then a complete well done job... My
experience is female architect are more concern with quality of there work
and do not watch the clock as male counter maybe more likely to do
As fare as sexism... all of my atmospheres I have worked in have been
nothing but professional... But working on the East Coast and I might add
Philadelphia Area... it is still quite hard for a female architect well over
and above the cat calling on the job sites.
Can't win for losing...
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