Gender Equity in Landscape Architecture: Survey Results Summary

by Sahar Teymouri, ASLA

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The Emerging Professionals Reception at the 2019 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture. / image: EPNAC

Women’s History Month is a great time to reflect on a survey conducted last year as part of the WxLA proposal for “Female Forward: Three Generations of Womxn Leaders Talk Life, Work, and Legacy,” by Andrea Cochran, FASLA, Cinda Gilliland, ASLA, Emily Greenwood, Rebecca Leonard, and myself for the 2020 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture. The data presented in this post comes from that survey, distributed last year with support from WxLA and ASLA. The survey’s aim was to collect information on emerging professionals’—those just entering the field—experiences, challenges, and opportunities in landscape architecture.

Survey Characteristics and Participant Demographics

The survey was open for 45 days, beginning on July 1, 2020. We asked respondents 21 questions in three categories:

  • Demographic Information (9 questions),
  • Workplace Culture (6 questions), and
  • Career Advancement & Self Development (6 questions).

The survey was completed by 71% of the 159 participants.

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