In calling out the dinosaurs of the AIA for bypassing Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi for the 2015 Gold Prize, Alexandra Lange (LF ’14) highlights larger problems in the field of architecture symbolized by its preeminent professional organization. In addition to the state of women in architecture there are the failure to incorporate new ideas and new ways of practice, the compensation levels, the working conditions at the lower rungs. There’s a movement for reform, though. Read her article in Dezeen.
And to hear from someone in the vanguard of change, read a response by Caroline James (March '14 and LOEBlogger) to Architectural Record's announcement of the AIA award. James, with classmate Arielle Assouline-Lichten, authored the petition to the Pritzker committee for retroactive recognition for Scott Brown, which garnered over 20 thousand signatures.
Watch a 2013 video of Denise Scott Brown in conversation with Women in Design at the GSD.