Her Office

A historical analysis of the role of gender in the design of corporate buildings and interiors, 1950-present

Historically, offices have been designed for men, often by men, yet little research exists on how workplace design affects workplace inequality. This architectural history research will show how women’s well-being, health, status and career progression have been disproportionately disadvantaged through space management and design, furniture and product design, and the client-designer relationship. The project includes case studies in The Netherlands, the US and the UK.

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Funder: NWO
Programme: Veni 2020
Grant amount: € 250.000
Role TU Delft: Host institution
Project duration: September 2021 - September 2024
TU Delft researchers:                 Dr. Amy Thomas


Dr. Amy Thomas