The article "Architecture Now Is Reflecting Its Designing Women" (by Sam Hall Kaplan, May 9) celebrated women architects and mothers. While I strongly support both, I am appalled by the association. Is Mother's Day the only appropriate time to discuss women in the profession? The architects mentioned in your article are successful practitioners. In the context of the architectural field, they deserve to be recognized as such first.
Women architects have made important contributions to the field in recent years, yet they are still viewed as outsiders or dilettantes.
The contributions of women practitioners are significant and distinct. Unfortunately, general readers of your article would receive a distorted view of women architects without understanding the deeper issues.
First, they would gather that women architects are a particularly fertile group; practically every one has young children or is pregnant.