In this week’s architecture issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, Shepley president Carole Wedge joins Ted Landsmark, president of Boston Architectural College; Karen Van Lengen, former dean of the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture; and Kate Schwennsen, associate dean of Iowa State’s College of Design for a discussion of women in architecture.
The article discusses design aesthetics, leadership styles, and challenges in the profession. Carole’s comments reflect remarks from an in-house conversation with five other female designers in the firm. As she notes in the article, “the subject of women in architecture resonates a little differently at Shepley: as a firm we’ve been 50-50 men and women from a long time, from junior staff right through to firm leadership.”
Carole was named Shepley’s first female president in 2004.