If you missed the AIA YAF (short for AIA Young Architects Forum) monthly Twitter #yafchat today, you can catch up with Evelyn Lee's Storify Recap. We are thrilled that AIA YAF has chosen the worthy topic of Equity in Architecture for discussion! Much thanks to all who have come to the table, hungry to take a bite out of the Whale with us. If you are interested in learning more, please visit research early findings (full report coming shortly!) and blog posts and reading lists that prepare you for the discussion to affect change at every level! Equity by Design will also be featured in the April Issue of YAF Connections! Stay tuned!
There has been much discussion raised about "Why are women leaving Architecture? and more broadly, Why is the profession losing key talent?" Both women and men practitioners are disillusioned by the myth of work/life balance: Women are grappling with "have it all" expectations of juggling family time with the demands of full-time work. Men are struggling to support their families solely on an architect's salary and fall back on asking spouses to maintain their jobs. The lack of affordable childcare and high cost of living only magnifies the challenges. How did we end up in this modern family dilemma? What can we do to improve the situation?