It’s time we address the male bias in workplace design

The societal perceptions of gender are changing. Traditional male and female identities and roles are being questioned and re-defined. In the current gender and identity landscapes, it is very important that the design of workplaces supports and enables the ownership and acceptance within this discourse of gender-fluidity.

Universal design encourages and promotes the accommodation of varying individual needs and preferences.

Unfortunately, much of office design is still rooted in conventional parameters, particularly promoted by the Modernist movement, where most Architects were male, and most leaders in organisations and in the boardroom were men. When there is a dominant group, the design is targeted at that particular group.

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