Female architects, engineers scarce in R.I.

DESIGNING A DIFFERENT FUTURE: Laura Moss, co-owner of Functional Aesthetic Design+Build along with her husband Gordon, recognizes that for many women, getting an architectural career started can make them choose between having and raising children, and professional success. / COURTESY FUNCTIONAL AESTHETIC DESIGN+BUILD/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
Ocean State women are still struggling to make inroads in some traditionally male-dominated fields, including jobs that might not immediately come to mind, such as architects. Released Sept. 14, the 2017 American Community Survey from the U.S Census Bureau found that among the more than 10,000 workers in architectural and engineering jobs in Rhode Island,…

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