Date of Award
Master of Architecture
This thesis is an examination of the status of, and the conditions surrounding, pregnant women in the profession of architecture. It questions the extent to which their presence and influence are diluted by various perceptions and attitudes that not only permeate but also define practice. In this thesis, I use both qualitative and quantitative methods to acquire knowledge about the female position. I also utilize individual narratives, phenomenology, and spatial experience to explore the primary issues. Lastly, I use the design of this document to articulate the causes and effects that surround the pregnant female experience. This work intends to create a platform for discourse within the profession on which an address of the lack of female role models can be made and, ultimately, the lack of a broad based female interest.
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Danielle Christa Hermann
Hermann, Danielle Christa, "Big women" (2008). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 15292.