On March 19, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) hosted a live webinar on the challenges that female practitioners face in the profession. The panelists were Lori Apfel Cardeli, AIA, senior project architect at McLean, Va.–based Bowers Design Build; Nicole Dosso, AIA, director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrills's New York office; and Kristine Harding, AIA, NCARB treasurer and principal of KPS Group in Huntsville, Ala. ARCHITECT assistant editor of business, technology, and products Caroline Massie moderated the discussion, which covered topics such as how to handle gender discrimination at the construction site (14:38), find a firm that supports one's career goals (17:28), and negotiate higher pay with an employer (15:30).
This was the second edition of the monthly series NCARB Live that focused on the topic of women in architecture. Last October, editor of ARCHITECT, Builder, Custom Home, and Residential Architect Katie Gerfen moderated a panel that also centered on gender equity in the profession.
For more on the topic of women in architecture, check out ARCHITECT's coverage of The Missing 32% Project.