For women in architecture, the news about Meier (and his penchant for bathrobes) was already familiar through the whisper network. Meier’s acclaim, combined with a reported decade of unchecked behavior, was, for many, reflective of the harassment problem within the broader industry itself. “Some of us have been wondering when #MeToo would hit architecture and design,” Eva Hagberg Fisher wrote earlier this week. “The time appears to be now.” Indeed, shortly after the Times published the allegations against Meier, one woman started a “Shitty Men in Architecture” list, inspired by Moira Donegan’s Shitty Media Men list.
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