Being Women in Architecture and Design: Challenges, Triumphs, and Opportunities (Part 2)

Gensler Design Exchange Podcast
1 min readMar 28, 2023

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Listen to our previous “Women in Architecture and Design” episode from 2022 here.

In 1958, only 1 percent of registered architects were women. By 1988 that number had risen to just 4 percent. Still today, just 17 percent of registered architects are women.

While the amount of women’s leadership roles in architecture firms are slowly increasing, the numbers are still not where they should be, especially when compared to the number of female students in U.S. architecture schools, which today is 50%.

In honor of Women’s History Month, today’s episode of the Gensler Design Exchange podcast is celebrating women in the industry, including right here in our own firm. Three women in leadership roles within Gensler share their stories about their career paths.

Tune in to hear the full conversation. As always, thanks for listening!

Brandon Larcom
Product Development Leader, Senior Associate

Alison Briggs
Interior Designer, Associate
Gensler (Raleigh)

Danielle Elzahr
Studio Director, Senior Associate
Gensler (Miami)

Anat Gimburg
Studio Director, Senior Associate
Gensler (Baltimore)



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