Only three of the world’s largest architecture firms are headed by women, according to a new survey.
Dezeen surveyed the 100 largest firms worldwide, finding that women occupied only 10 percent of the highest-ranking jobs at these companies. The three firms run by women are all Scandinavian: Tengbom and White Arkitekter of Sweden, and Henning Larsen of Denmark.
Six other firms are led by senior teams made up of both men and women: Gensler, Perkins Eastman, UNStudio, the Bjarke Ingels Group, Wilmotte & Associés and Morphogenesis.
“It’s interesting too that there seem to be practically no women holding creative director or lead designer positions,” architect Dorte Mandrup, who runs her own studio in Denmark, told Dezeen. “The women that are at top positions have administrative or CEO roles backing up a male star.”