Title

Big women

Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Department

Architecture

First Advisor

Mitchell Squire

Second Advisor

Kate Schwennsen

Third Advisor

Chrisy Moutsatsos

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16426

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Danielle Christa Hermann

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1453108

OCLC Number

236178548

ISBN

9780549541783

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

149 pages

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