international women's day.

Mar 08, 2023

In the United States, women make up 50% of architecture students but only 17% of registered architects, and there has been only a 1% growth of women leaders from 2005 to 2020. We believe architectural projects are multifaceted and should involve diverse teams representing the real world. Women are an influential force in design and make qualitative impacts on projects, but the architecture industry still lags behind other professional service industries in the percentage of women representing the industry.

Equal opportunities are often not enough. Everyone begins from a different place, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action. Equality is the goal, but equity is the means to get there. Let's all help each other challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out real inclusion. Everyone can play a part.

In honor of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, we want to recognize the extraordinary women of modus studio. They inspire us all daily, demonstrating initiative, creativity, and leadership while working to positively shape the world around them.

left-to-right, top-to-bottom: Leanne Baribeau, Tara Bray, Amanda Burcham, Taylor Deason, Kiara Gilmore, Marie Graham, Sarah McElroy, Sarah Nail, Alli Preston, Carrie Siebert, and Jamie Zakovec.