December 18, 2018
New York Times columnist Alison Arieff surveyed gender equality in the profession in her piece, “Where Are All the Female Architects?” The column noted that women make up only 20 percent of licensed architects and 17 percent of partners and principals. “Every single woman architect I know would, I think, say the same thing,” Deborah Berke said. “‘I want to be a good architect who has a meaningful impact. I don’t want to be known for being a good woman architect.’ Architecture needs to look like the world it serves — and that’s everybody.” Deborah Berke Partners is a women owned firm, with an equal number of men and women, including in our firm’s leadership. We believe our diversity strengthens our practice.