This past year has been a major period for gender equality and feminism. In its own right, architecture has seen multiple events for women, whether it be a loss of an icon, an overdue recognition, or a frank confession in the gap between men and women in the field.

As quoted by the The New York Times, the late Zaha Hadid once said "For a woman to go out alone in architecture is still very, very hard. It’s still a man’s world.” And while it should be noted the Iraqi-British architect was wildly successful regardless of her gender, she stood as a symbol of progress for women aspiring to pursue the same career path—whether she wanted to or not.

After the announcement of Hadid's passing in a Miami Hospital, the newspaper took the opportunity to the further the conversation regarding a lack of women and minorities in architecture by conducting an informal online questionnaire. Some 200 women replied regarding issues of commissions, mobility, work/life balance, and more.

See what they had to say at The New York Times.

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