Other Data Resources

Survey Results and Infographic statistics for Equity and Women In Architecture. This section serves as a way to begin to understand the data, or lack thereof, around the issue of Equity.

The following is an annotated bibliography of surveys, research and infographics conducted by outside sources.

  1. Women in Architecture 2013 Survey by Architect's Journal
  2. Archdaily Infographic (based on The Architect's Journal Women in Architecture Survey
  3. Architecture's Lean in Moment Infographics, Alexandra Lange, Metropolis July/August 2013
  4. NCARB by Numbers (Annual survey of data behind the architectural profession)
  5.  Bureau of Labor Statistics on Architecture
  6. National Center for Educational Statistics_Degrees in Architecture
  7.  Design Intelligence_Almanac of Architecture and Design - Number of Licensed Architects
  8. On Pay Gap, Millenial Women Near Parity, For Now Pew Research Report, December 2013
  9. The Motherhood Penalty in Cross-National Perspective: The Importance of Work-Family Policies and Cultural Attitudes by Michelle J. Budig,Joya Misra, Irene Böckmann U. Mass-Amherst 2012
  10. Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty? AJS 2007 by The University of Chicago.
  11. Parlour Survey Outcomes: Where do the women go? and men? Australian AIA 2013
  12. Where Are the Women? : Measuring Progress on Gender in ArchitectureOctober 2014 by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture


Continuing Education Online:

AIAU Work, Life, Meaning & Success: Why flexibility in Architecture Works 1 AIA LU


Through recent research, Work-life flexibility has emerged a key element of defining success for men and women in large and small firms. Flexibility is likely the most important, and easiest concrete measure firms can implement. This course will show both the how and why flexibility is essential to retain talent.

Learning objectives

  • State the connection between flexibility and employee satisfaction
  • Identify the top rated employer provided benefits that contribute to work-life flexibility
  • Recognize case studies of architecture firms who have implemented flexibility and reported a positive impact on the culture of their firm
  • Explain why flexibility is an issue for both men and women





How to begin? ...From the top: American architecture needs a survey, supported by professional organizations, but attached to an architecture school or schools, that will ask searching questions about salaries, sexism, sponsorship, time off, and time out to people participating in architecture at all levels.
— Julia Murphy, SOM Women's Initiative