Mattel is introducing Architect Barbie this fall, following a campaign that started in 2002 to give the iconic blond a design job. The doll comes in a signature pink outfit—but if she's truly hoping to pass an an architect, shouldn't she be wearing all black?
The AIA did not partner with Mattel on the doll (although two AIA members from upstate New York were part of the conversation with the company) but they are supportve:
“We’re pleased that a new generation of young people have an opportunity to imagine becoming an architect. We believe the Barbie I Can Be… Architect will help inspire a new generation of young people to consider the profession of architecture.” —Matt Tinder, Media Relations, AIA