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JG Johnson Architects recognized for gender equality

Denver-based JG Johnson Architects is one of four architecture firms featured as a champion of equity on The Missing 32 Percent Project's blog.

The Missing 32 Percent Project is a study of the equitable treatment of all architects across the gender gap. The American Institute of Architects reports that only 19 percent of its roughly 81,000 members were women as of June and only 12 percent of women architects serve as supervisors or licensed employers in architecture firms.

But JG Johnson Architects is bucking that trend. Of the firm's 31 employees, 58 percent are women, 62 percent are in leadership positions and 77 percent are licensed architects.

"We encourage recruitment and advancement of all staff on an equitable basis and have been very fortunate to recruit and promote such a large percentage of highly talented and qualified email architects," says Jim Johnson, the firm's founding principal.

Nicole Nathan, a part owner of the firm and a licensed architect in Colorado and Texas, says JG Johnson Architects supports a life-work balance that can be a pinch point for women in their middle careers.

"The understanding that you can have a family and maintain your identity and value as an architect is what sets this firm apart," Nathan says.

Contact Confluence Denver Development News Editor Margaret Jackson with tips and leads for future stories at margaret@confluence-denver.com.

Read more articles by Margaret Jackson.

Margaret is a veteran Denver real estate reporter and can be contacted here.
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