There are women in the AEC (Architecture-Engineering-Construction) industry, both in the office as well as on the field. This article offers only a small visual glimpse into my life as an architect- a woman in the AEC.
I always loved physical activities like competing in track and field, hiking/backpacking, rock climbing, swimming, along with visual harmony and scientific principles behind them, which is what drew me to becoming an architect.
I have tremendously enjoyed supervising on construction sites in New York, poking around crawl spaces, measuring dark leaky basements or going and up the skyscraper facade on an open platform C-hook scaffold. It is very easy to do in New York! Nobody raises an eyebrow, and everything is possible! For a man or a woman or other.
Hanging out on construction sites has helped me in becoming darn good at CA Construction Administration)! Something most female architects dislike or avoid, but which will hopefully change.