Architect Barbie…really?

Sometimes, on twitter, the strangest things pop up.  Today it was this link to a new Barbie – the Barbie I Can Be….Architect.

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“Girls can imagine designing their very own Dream House with Barbie® I Can Be…™ Architect.  Ready to tackle the daily responsibilities of a real architect in or out of the office, Barbie® I Can Be…™ Architect includes a hard hat and a set of blue prints. Wearing an architecturally inspired dress showcasing a city skyline, Barbie® doll’s outfit is symmetrically stylish with bold colors and clean lines.  In designing this doll, Barbie®  partnered with the American Institute of Architects to keep Barbie®  I Can Be… ™ Architect  doll  authentic to the career.”

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I’m a little disappointed that she’s dressed so “colorful”.  I mean, everyone knows the “architect” is supposed to dress all in black with black framed glasses.  And seriously how many architects you see these days carrying a roll of drawings in a tube on their shoulder?….NONE.  But hey, who am I to judge.  After all, they did consult with the AIA to ensure “authenticity”…. :-\


About Jeremiah

Birth: April 6 - Upstate New York Education: Savannah College of Art and Design Bachelor of Fine Art - 2003 Masters of Architecture - 2003 Member AIA National since 2004 Member AIA Florida since 2004 Member AIA Jacksonville since 2004 Member Emerging Design Professionals Jacksonville since 2006 Emerging Design Professional President 2009-2010 View all posts by Jeremiah

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