Mark Gardner in Equity By Design


Mark Gardner (left) pictured with Stephen Jaklitsch (right) of Jaklistsch/Gardner)

SCE faculty member and architect Mark Gardner has contributed an essay to the EQxD blog, a web-based publication in support of Equity by Design, a project dedicated to researching, publishing, and hosting symposia and other events around issues of diversity in contemporary architecture. Titled, “EQxD: On Being the Only One in the Room,” Gardner argues that the lack of diversity in both architecture schools and practices is a critical problem, depriving the discipline of the full range of perspectives and experiences of non-white and non-male architects in a profession that a 2013 article in The Atlantic estimated is still 91.3 percent white. Gardner’s practice, Jaklitsch/Gardner, is based in New York City.