The Girl UNinterrupted Project

giving emerging professionals a voice

Zhanina Boyadzhieva and Juliet Chun

Girl UNinterrupted team

We underwrite the Girl UNinterrupted project and worked with Sasaki Strategies to build a data visualization tool showcasing the project’s research across five US cities. Check out the tool and learn more below.


About the Project

Girl UNinterrupted seeks to bridge the gap between young female designers (and designers in general) and leaders in the architecture field.

The project impacts the profession by bringing transparency to current challenges that emerging designers face and creates a bridge between generational perspectives to jump start future growth. Girl UNinterrupted’s goal is to collectively build a culture of equity in the architecture field where the full potential of all designers can evolve.

Learn more about their work on the project website and follow along on Twitter for updates.

The Girl UNinterrupted data visualization tool

Girl UNinterrupted in partnership with Sasaki Strategies


The survey targets young professional designers (male and female with 0-10 years of experience) in the field of architecture and urban design. In 2017 the survey opened to professionals in the Boston area, and in 2018 it expanded to Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington DC. The goal was to extract and tackle specific issues we face in the profession today while testing any gender differences. The survey includes 40 quantitative and qualitative questions divided into four categories: general information, negotiation and self-confidence, career growth, and work-life balance. The survey was created with the rigorous training and careful guidance of professionals in marketing from around the world. The team analyzed the data with the help of professors in economics and marketing in the Boston area.


The ongoing conversation series includes interviews with prominent women principals from different generations, firm sizes, and backgrounds. The goal is to better understand their perspectives, challenges, and observations on both the design field policies and the emerging professionals.

Girl UNinterrupted: Trends from Coast to Coast event

Incubator at Sasaki

The Girl UNinterrupted Boston Experiment 2017-2018 manual

Girl UNinterrupted


The Girl UNinterrupted Boston Experiment 2017-2018 manual captures the initial one-year research initiative and contains three phases of research:

  1. Boston Designers Data Survey Analysis
  2. Conversation Series
  3. Action Tips to Emerging Professionals and Leaders

The goal is to bring transparency and work collaboratively towards a more equitable practice of architecture.