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'Ladies (and Gents) Who Lunch with Architect Barbie' Event

'Ladies (and Gents) Who Lunch with Architect Barbie' Event
Courtesy of AIA San Francisco
Courtesy of AIA San Francisco

Women – what’s up now? Architecture is Barbie’s profession for 2011. AIA San Francisco and Mattel partnered on an architect Barbie Doll as well as a Barbie Doll dream house competition.

Representing different paths in the design profession, architects Cathy Simon, FAIA (Perkins + Will), Ila Berman (California College of the Arts), EB Min (Min|Day) and Anne M. Torney (Daniel Solomon Design Partners) will discuss their careers and share their perspectives on women in the profession. More information on the event after the break.

The group will explore the following topics:

- What is the current state of women’s participation in the profession? - How does “Architect Barbie” influence roles, including stereotypes for women in the profession? - What does it take to become successful in architecture? - How can women shape the future of the profession?

The seminar format will include audience participation, allowing the architects, designers, and marketing professionals to be fully engaged in the conversation. Designer Jessica Lane, founder and editor in chief of Calx, a design magazine and author of the blog post, “The Audacity of Architect Barbie,” will moderate the presentation. For more information on the event, visit here.

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "'Ladies (and Gents) Who Lunch with Architect Barbie' Event" 13 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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