Archinect - News 2014-10-01T18:36:30-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109038104/sheila-kennedy-of-kva-matx-wins-2014-berkeley-rupp-prize Sheila Kennedy of KVA MATx wins 2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize Justine Testado 2014-09-15T18:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T00:42:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p6/p6uf79fz3htkl2be.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sheila Kennedy&nbsp;&mdash; a principal of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/101016801/kva-matx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KVA MATx</a> and the first woman to hold the title of Professor of the Practice of Architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/342/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-mit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT&rsquo;s School of Architecture &amp; Planning</a>&nbsp;&mdash; was announced today as the 2014 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Prize.</p><p>Awarded every two years by the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design (CED), the $100,000 Berkeley-Rupp Prize is given to a distinguished design practitioner or academic who has made significant contribution to advance gender equity in the field of architecture, and whose work exhibits commitment to sustainability and community. The prize consists of a semester-long professorship, a public lecture, and a gallery exhibition at the CED. Deborah Berke of Deborah Berke Partners received the inaugural Berkeley-Rupp Prize in 2012.</p><p>Kennedy is scheduled to begin her residence in January 2015. On February 4, she will give a public lecture on soft infrastructure followed by an open studio exhibition showcasing her work in progress at Wurster Hall on the U...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108644655/built-by-women-nyc-is-searching-for-100-of-the-best-nyc-projects-built-by-women Built By Women NYC is searching for 100 of the best NYC projects built by women Justine Testado 2014-09-10T19:49:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:27:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/ji7zfndikcleqtt5.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Being a woman practicing in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction and the like is already a triumph in itself&nbsp;&mdash; let alone leading the design and construction of a built project. To honor this,&nbsp; the <a href="http://bwaf.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation</a> just launched Built By Women NYC, a project that highlights 100 outstanding buildings or built environments&nbsp;&mdash; historic or contemporary&nbsp;&mdash; located in New York City that were built/designed/constructed by women.</p><p>Until October 31, BxW NYC is accepting nominations of women who were directly responsible for leading the design (architecture, engineering, or landscape) or led the construction (either from the development or construction management team) for the structure or built environment. Projects must be completed or have broken ground and located in New York City.</p><p>Anyone of any gender is welcome to make a nomination! Women can also nominate themselves.</p><p>The jurors for BxW NYC include:</p><p><strong>Deborah Berke, FAIA</strong>, Principal, Deborah Berke Partners<br><strong>Joa...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107487204/the-uphill-climb-to-gender-equity-continues The uphill climb to gender equity continues... Justine Testado 2014-08-26T17:39:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:48:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m8/m8mzr42equgp8gyl.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Women are architecture's original rebels. Over 120 years ago, they insisted that architecture schools and professional organisations open their doors to women, arguing that the field would thrive (or wither) according to the diversity of its students and practitioners...And yet despite this long history of challenging architecture to be inclusive, women have been given little credit for their contributions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despina Stratigakos, historian and University at Buffalo architecture professor highlights in her Opinion article how women in architecture have challenged <em>and continue</em> to challenge the deep-rooted patriarchy in the field of architecture throughout the past century. Although there is a growing number of women who are studying architecture, holding leadership roles in schools and firms, and forming organizations, the same problems of gender inequality still exist to this day. From that, another question remains: Is anyone even paying attention?</p><p>Related:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107094586/in-architecture-a-glass-ceiling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Architecture, a Glass Ceiling</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100116404/phyllis-lambert-named-as-2014-golden-lion-for-lifetime-achievement-recipient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyllis Lambert named as 2014 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement recipient</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93072348/mecanoo-s-francine-houben-named-aj-woman-architect-of-the-year-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo&rsquo;s Francine Houben named AJ Woman Architect of the Year 2014</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92961355/arab-women-in-architecture-film" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arab Women in Architecture Film</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107094586/in-architecture-a-glass-ceiling In Architecture, a Glass Ceiling Alexander Walter 2014-08-21T13:19:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:36:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0c/0cb6bec1e8168c1a42738e339beca896.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"There's still a glass ceiling, ironically, in architecture," said Rosa Sheng, senior associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in San Francisco and chairwoman of the Missing 32% Project, a group that promotes equitable treatment of all architects. "There's an influx of more women coming in, but the hurdles haven't changed," she said. It takes roughly 12 years to become a licensed architect, according to NCARB.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100116404/phyllis-lambert-named-as-2014-golden-lion-for-lifetime-achievement-recipient Phyllis Lambert named as 2014 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement recipient Justine Testado 2014-05-20T15:31:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:58:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/om/ome29q04rdypr43d.jpg" width="514" height="773" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Phyllis Lambert, Founding Director Emeritus of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, has been announced as the 2014 recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. The award comes from the upcoming Venice Biennale -- the 14th International Architecture Exhibition Fundamentals opening June 7 through Nov. 23, 2014. Aside from founding the CCA, Lambert is also widely known for commissioning the historic Seagram Building in New York to Mies van der Rohe.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zj/zj0iycro81tgmiac.jpg"></p><p>Lambert was selected by the Board of la Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, under Director Rem Koolhaas. She will formally accept the Golden Lion award on June 7 at 11 a.m. in the Giardini of la Biennale, during the 14th International Architecture Exhibition opening and award ceremony.</p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/phyllis_lambert_named_as_2014_golden_lion_for_lifetime_achievement_recipien/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95868476/how-women-are-climbing-architecture-s-career-ladder How Women Are Climbing Architecture's Career Ladder Alexander Walter 2014-03-17T13:48:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T18:46:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7add406a4fc4c0af61dd7e5562d86abe.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1980, when Marsha Maytum was a fledgling designer at the San Francisco architecture firm EHDD, the majority of women on construction sites were centerfolds. [...] Nearly 35 years later, progress has been measurable but mixed. Women make up 25 percent of architecture staff in the U.S., though they now earn 42 percent of the architecture degrees.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/93300695/sexism-in-architecture-remember-what-kathryn-findlay-said-women-don-t-be-put-off-by-the-aggression-of-men Sexism in architecture: Remember what Kathryn Findlay said? 'Women, don't be put off by the aggression of men' Alexander Walter 2014-02-10T13:46:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:32:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8f/8f36476125c9ad1c6bc15df41f46978d.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Only just over 20 per cent of architects are women, according to the most recent statistics, with only 14 per cent working as directors or partners of practises &ndash; and those who do enter the profession can be given a rough ride. [...] According to AJ: "Two thirds of women have suffered sexual discrimination at work, an eight-point increase since the survey began in 2011." Wow. An increase, just when you&rsquo;d hope things would be getting better.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91142642/sexism-means-women-still-can-t-break-the-glass-ceiling-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sexism means women still can&rsquo;t break the glass&nbsp;ceiling in architecture</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93072348/mecanoo-s-francine-houben-named-aj-woman-architect-of-the-year-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo&rsquo;s Francine Houben named AJ Woman Architect of the Year 2014</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91160508/kathryn-findlay-recipient-of-the-2014-jane-drew-prize-dies-at-60" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kathryn Findlay, recipient of the 2014 Jane Drew Prize, dies at 60</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/93072348/mecanoo-s-francine-houben-named-aj-woman-architect-of-the-year-2014 Mecanoo’s Francine Houben named AJ Woman Architect of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-02-07T13:51:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:18:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b40hrikv8xmx5v3h.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>The Architects' Journal</em>&nbsp;(UK) announced Francine Houben, creative director and founder of Dutch firm&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/mecanoo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo</a>, as the recipient of the AJ Woman Architect of the Year 2014. The award honors design excellence and strong leadership among women in architecture.</p><p>Houben received the prestigious award in a ceremony at London's Langham Hotel on Feb. 7. Projects of Houben and Mecanoo include the high-profile Library of Birmingham, La Llotja de Lleida, and the Kaap Skil maritime and beachcombers museum.</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g3/g3wakz870ipxfixb.jpg"><br><br>Upon receiving the award, Houben said, "'I feel privileged to be a woman, to be a mother and to be an architect, which was not always an easy combination. It was also a privilege to design the Library of Birmingham, here in the UK. Libraries play an essential role in the emancipation of young women all over the world. I&rsquo;m very proud to be able to design more projects with a &lsquo;Dutch touch&rsquo; in the UK. I strongly believe that architecture is about teamwork, about being visionary and supportive at the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91142642/sexism-means-women-still-can-t-break-the-glass-ceiling-in-architecture Sexism means women still can’t break the glass ceiling in architecture Alexander Walter 2014-01-13T13:46:00-05:00 >2014-01-14T14:13:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/62/62895e16497ff79c076059d2aaf803da.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sexism is alive and well in architecture, according to research showing that two-thirds of female architects believe the construction industry hasn&rsquo;t fully accepted the authority of women. The annual Women in Architecture survey, conducted by Architects&rsquo; Journal, found evidence of widespread discrimination and unequal pay in the profession.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/88696405/2014-aia-gold-medal-posthumously-awarded-to-julia-morgan-faia-the-first-female-recipient 2014 AIA Gold Medal posthumously awarded to Julia Morgan, FAIA - the first female recipient Justine Testado 2013-12-12T19:42:00-05:00 >2013-12-18T16:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2f/2f8q3wazuc22hnjz.jpg" width="514" height="258" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Fifty-six years after her death, the Board of Directors of the AIA voted today to honor the AIA Gold Medal to Julia Morgan, FAIA (1872-1957) &mdash; the first woman to ever receive the award. Morgan will be honored at the AIA 2014 National Convention and Design Exposition in Chicago.<br><br> Considered as the AIA's highest honor, the Gold Medal recognizes an individual's work that has majorly influenced the theory and practice of architecture. Morgan's most famous works include Hearst Castle; Asilomar YWCA in Pacific Grove, CA; and St. John's Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, CA.<br><br> Here are more details about Julia Morgan:<br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v7/v7j7p82xn7njv32r.jpg" title=""><br><br> "Morgan won a litany of firsts she used to establish a new precedent for greatness. A building technology expert that was professionally adopted by some of the most powerful post-Gilded age patrons imaginable, Morgan practiced for nearly 50 years and designed more than 700 buildings of almost every type. The first woman admitted to the prestigious architecture school at the E...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86391951/editor-s-picks-341 Editor's Picks #341 Nam Henderson 2013-11-12T19:20:00-05:00 >2013-11-13T10:09:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z4/z4gp12ibmvdmiz6z.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/archiadventures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beth Rosenthal</a>&nbsp;penned an Op-Ed -&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/85989677/op-ed-millennials-and-opportunity-embracing-intentional-vs-spontaneous-change-in-the-workforce" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Millennials and Opportunity: Embracing Intentional vs Spontaneous Change in the Workforce</a>.&nbsp;In the piece she puts a challenge/question to her contemporaries; "<em>What if rather than changing jobs or companies, you tried to change the system or culture within your existing work environment?...as our generation of millennials 'grows up' a little bit, and decides to potentially (just maybe?!) settle down a bit, how do we identify opportunities to yield change through a thoughtful investment of time and commitment?</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>&nbsp;agreed with the gist but added "<em>i think there is value in change at the beginning of your career&hellip;later on, stability is good&hellip;but don't just stick to stick. find a situation that you value, that makes you want to become rooted and engaged in a more committed way</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bl/bl1rg0c8pd8kqyjd.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plus, the latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/85837677/working-out-of-the-box-the-sugar-lab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liz von Hasseln, one part of the husband-and-wife team and 3D sugar-printing design firm, The Sugar ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84447215/architexx-and-the-wage-project-to-inform-women-in-architecture-on-important-salary-negotiation-skills ArchiteXX and the Wage Project to inform women in architecture on important salary negotiation skills Justine Testado 2013-10-18T13:52:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T20:26:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dg328cmlj0k08zte.jpg" width="514" height="693" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Especially for recent graduates, knowing how to smartly negotiate salaries can be a little confusing--and what with the ongoing issue of the gender wage gap. To offer help on the popular topic, ArchiteXX (formerly Women in Architecture) and the <a href="http://www.wageproject.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wage Project</a> will hold their first&nbsp; event tomorrow, Oct. 19 in New York City.</p> <p> Led by Evelyn Murphy, the workshop event will teach all women practicing in architecture--from recent graduates to the more experienced--the necessary skills to be a sharper salary negotiator.</p> <p> To buy tickets for the event and additional details, click <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5922954717" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. Space is limited!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81009994/women-in-american-architecture-1977-and-today Women in American Architecture: 1977 and Today Nam Henderson 2013-09-04T10:04:00-04:00 >2013-09-04T01:01:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xv/xvuy65kw4ug8wlm0.jpg" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I think the development of design and planning ideas over the past three decades is where feminism has actually been most effective but least acknowledged...Architecture and planning have been reshaped by these feminist agendas in many areas...but I don&rsquo;t believe academic culture acknowledges explicitly the influence of feminist ideas on the architectural and urban design practices and projects of the past three decades. - Torre</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Architectural League has published some of the content (the introductory essay) of Susan Torres's 1977 exhibition/book Women in American Architecture. They also released an interview with Susana Torre conducted earlier this year, by Rosalie Genevro and Anne Rieselbach.</p> <p> h/t @amlblog <a href="https://twitter.com/amlblog/status/375079335759470594" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a></p>