Monday, February 8, 2010

Barbie the architect?

A University of Buffalo professor is touting America's favorite career woman as a future architect.Toymaker Mattel is putting Barbie's next career up for a vote, and architect is one of the choices for the shapely icon's next stint in the job market. With the AIA's push to increase the diversity of its profession through the 2008 Gateway Commitment, we wonder if anyone from the headquarters is putting out the word about Barbie's desire to give architecture a whirl, or possibly using the professor's push and Mattel's inclusion of their profession in its meetings with young girls still wondering what they want to be when they grow up.

What do you think about the UB professor's efforts? Will you vote for Barbie as an architect? What effect do you think it could have on young girls if architect wins the contest?


  1. Good Post! Very informative, glad that you are going to continue writing things like this!


  2. I think I saw her at my last job interview!

    But seriously, Architecture is (or can be) a great field for actual women.

    UPDATE: Architect Barbie did not win.


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