Archinect - News 2017-06-22T10:34:07-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150013610/heather-woofter-to-lead-architecture-programs-at-washington-university-in-st-louis Heather Woofter to lead architecture programs at Washington University in St. Louis Liam Otten 2017-06-20T17:15:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T17:15:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wz/wz5l5dgsiz3nndzd.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/portfolios/faculty/heather_woofter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heather Woofter</a>, co-director of the St. Louis-based firm&nbsp;<a href="http://www.axi-ome.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Axi:Ome llc</a>, has been promoted to director of the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture &amp; Urban Design, both part of the Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.</p> <p>Woofter joined the Sam Fox School as an assistant professor in 2005; has chaired the graduate architecture program since 2010; and became a full professor in 2015. Her appointment begins July 1.</p> <p>She will succeed&nbsp;<a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/portfolios/faculty/bruce_lindsey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Lindsey</a>, the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration and current president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Lindsey has led architecture for the past 10 years, and will join the faculty after a yearlong sabbatical.</p> <p>&ldquo;Bruce leaves a significant legacy,&rdquo; said&nbsp;<a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/portfolios/faculty/carmon_colangelo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carmon Colangelo</a>, the Ralph J. Nagel Dean of the Sam Fox School. &nbsp;&ldquo;His vision and energetic leadership have helped to shape the Sam Fox School, promoting interdisciplinary connections across campus a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013040/riba-to-celebrate-women-in-the-field-by-remembering-trailblazer-ethel-charles-the-first-woman-to-join-the-organization RIBA to celebrate women in the field by remembering trailblazer Ethel Charles, the first woman to join the organization Nicholas Korody 2017-06-16T12:39:00-04:00 >2017-06-16T12:39:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/39/39dm509j47jndo4j.jpg" width="650" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the turn of the century, women were rare in the field of architecture&mdash;something that, while certainly improved, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149897681/why-international-women-s-day-matters-for-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">remains</a> a deeply unfortunate reality of the profession that urgently requires attention and remediation.</p><p>A notable exception was Ethel Mary Charles, the first women to join the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/9592/riba" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Institute of British Architects</a> (RIBA), helping pave the way for the thousands of women who&rsquo;ve followed in her footsteps. On July 5, 2017, RIBA celebrates Charles with #EthelDay, a day of international social media campaigning to recognize the indelible mark that women have left in the field since her day.</p><p>RIBA encourages everyone to share a picture of a film of a woman architect you find inspiring (and/or one of their designs), with the hashtag #EthelDay.</p><p>&ldquo;I encourage architects, students and their educators, design professionals and enthusiasts from around the world to join me in celebrating the contribution of women in architecture,&rdquo; states Jane Duncan, RIBA President and founder of Interna...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005591/diane-lewis-architect-and-eminent-cooper-union-professor-has-died Diane Lewis, architect and eminent Cooper Union professor, has died Justine Testado 2017-05-02T13:45:00-04:00 >2017-05-02T13:49:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8e/8e1wb263mrrzcw2f.jpg" width="565" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>New York architect and professor Diane Lewis has passed away, <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/697/the-cooper-union" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Cooper Union</a> announced in a statement today. She was the first woman appointed to the school's full-time architecture faculty and tenured in 1993. Since then, she was a &ldquo;beloved and influential voice&rdquo; in the community, wrote Nader Tehrani, dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture.</p><p>Lewis won the 1976 Rome Prize in Architecture, being one of the youngest recipients of the award. In addition to her experience at the American Academy in Rome, she spent her formative years working at Richard Meier's office from 1977-78, followed by six years at <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150003981/the-element-of-time-celebrating-a-century-of-i-m-pei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I.M. Pei</a> and Partners from 1978-83, while launching her teaching career.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k2zazai6nl7nxz3q.jpg"><br><em>Photo &copy; Rob Mattson, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, via Asia Contemporary Art Week.</em></p><p>Then in&nbsp;1983, she established her eponymous firm, <a href="http://dianelewisarchitect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diane Lewis Architects</a>. She fiercely dedicated her practice to&nbsp;studio teaching and critical writing on architecture, and she integrated the approach of &ldquo;the architecture of the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001526/meet-dr-sumaya-bint-sulaiman-al-sulaiman-saudi-arabia-s-first-female-dean-of-a-design-college Meet Dr. Sumaya Bint Sulaiman Al Sulaiman, Saudi Arabia's first female dean of a design college Justine Testado 2017-04-05T14:30:00-04:00 >2017-04-05T14:57:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gc/gck3eaqbmhk13se3.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dr Sumaya Bint Sulaiman Al Sulaiman has become the first woman in Saudi Arabia to be appointed dean of a design college. Al Sulaiman now heads the College of Design at the Imam Abdul Rahman Bin Faysal University ...the highest administrative position for a Saudi woman at a public college or university was vice-dean, except at Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University, an exclusively for women university in the capital Riyadh.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Dr. Al Sulaiman's appointment at the University of Dammam College of Design last month is one of two groundbreaking university dean appointments in Saudi Arabia. She was appointed days after&nbsp;Dr. Dalal Namnaqani, who became the first woman to become dean at the&nbsp;Taif University College of Medicine.</p><p>Al Sulaiman has a Ph.D. in architecture from the University of Newcastle (UK), a master's in architecture from King Faisal University, and has executive certificates in management, leadership, strategy and innovation from the <a href="http://archinect.com/mitarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massachusetts Institute of Technology</a>.&nbsp;Before becoming dean of&nbsp;the University of Dammam's design college, she was the Vice Dean for Quality, Development and Academic Accreditation and Chair of the Graphic Design and Multimedia program.</p><p>Al Sulaiman was the&nbsp;<a href="http://ibk.mit.edu/past-fellows/dr-sumayah-al-solaiman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recipient of the Ibn Khaldun Fellowship</a>&nbsp;at MIT in 2013-14. &ldquo;Her research interests include areas of intersection between architecture and politics such as the mediation of power in space and place; ideologies and nation...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149996073/yvonne-farrell-shelley-mcnamara-named-2017-thomas-jefferson-foundation-architecture-medalists Yvonne Farrell + Shelley McNamara named 2017 Thomas Jefferson Foundation architecture medalists Justine Testado 2017-03-08T15:20:00-05:00 >2017-03-08T16:17:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5v/5v8ztcjhfi0lo2xt.jpg" width="650" height="530" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara&nbsp;have well made their mark in designing highly acclaimed academic buildings around the world. Most recently, the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/12595/grafton-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grafton Architects</a> co-founders were named the&nbsp;recipients of the 2017 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture, the <a href="http://archinect.com/uva_sarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Virginia</a>'s highest external honor. Medalists are recognized for their achievement in the fields of Architecture, Law, Citizen Leadership, and Global Innovation, all which&nbsp;U.S. president Thomas Jefferson highly regarded. Previous architecture medalists include <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4729/cecil-balmond-announced-as-2016-thomas-jefferson-foundation-medalist-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cecil Balmond</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95872512/toyo-ito-to-receive-2014-thomas-jefferson-foundation-medal-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toyo Ito</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jy/jyyfoc214rkwhve5.jpg"><br><em>Universidad de Ingenier&iacute;a y Tecnolog&iacute;a, Grafton Architects + Shell Arquitectos. Photo: Iwan Baan - Courtesy of Grafton Architects.</em></p><p>In <a href="https://www.news.virginia.edu/content/yvonne-farrell-and-shelley-mcnamara-thomas-jefferson-foundation-medal-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UVA Today</a>, University of Virginia School of Architecture dean Ila Berman acknowledged Farrell and McNamara for their outstanding architectural contributions to culture and education, as seen in projects like the highly acclaimed UTEC in Lima that&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980020/grafton-architects-utec-vertical-campus-wins-inaugural-riba-international-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won RIBA's inaugural International Prize</a>&nbsp;and...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149995800/what-is-feminism-s-role-in-contemporary-architecture What is feminism's role in contemporary architecture? Julia Ingalls 2017-03-07T13:30:00-05:00 >2017-03-14T10:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nt/ntolhn3l16uo4yyk.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In this interview with&nbsp;<a href="https://psmag.com/how-feminist-architecture-is-challenging-socially-conservative-policy-in-2017-bd4f1bb357f4#.qgta80qll" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PSMag</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84447215/architexx-and-the-wage-project-to-inform-women-in-architecture-on-important-salary-negotiation-skills" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ArchiteXX</a>&nbsp;co-founder and Syracuse University School of Architecture professor Lori Brown talks about the difficulties and rewards of attempting to design while female. She's specifically asked about how an architect attempts to integrate feminist notions of design in a political climate that would prefer women's structural contributions remain limited to conducting barefoot and pregnant installations in the kitchen. Here's a sampling:</p><p><strong><em>What might be different about a feminist design versus a design that doesn&rsquo;t take feminism into account?</em></strong></p><p><em>The goal is to consider and incorporate where we are socially, politically, environmentally, and even economically [into designs]. We operate from the position that everyone is valued and everyone should be considered, which requires different ways of operating as a designer [and] thinking about the types of spaces you design, the types of users that would be needing these spaces. It&rsquo;s not to create autonomous and separat...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149995189/gabriela-carrillo-named-2017-architect-of-the-year-in-women-in-architecture-awards-rozana-montiel-wins-moira-gemmill-prize Gabriela Carrillo named 2017 Architect of the Year in Women in Architecture Awards + Rozana Montiel wins Moira Gemmill Prize Justine Testado 2017-03-03T19:06:00-05:00 >2017-03-04T23:26:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e2/e2akbqafaakj7o6g.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><br>The Architectural Review and the Architects' Journal celebrated more leading ladies in the 2017 Women in Architecture Awards today. They announced Gabriela Carrillo as Architect of the Year, while Rozana Montiel received the &pound;10,000 Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture. Last month, Denise Scott Brown was honored with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149990767/denise-scott-brown-awarded-the-jane-drew-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Jane Drew Prize</a>.</p><p>Previously awarded to architects like <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149827841/jeanne-gang-wins-architect-of-the-year-in-2016-s-women-in-architecture-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang</a>, Francine Houben, and&nbsp;Mich&aacute;l Cohen and Cindy Walters, Architect of the Year recognizes design excellence in a single built project completed in 2016. The&nbsp;Moira Gemmill Prize&nbsp;supports the continuing professional development of the recipient. Previous winners include&nbsp;Ambrosi Etchegaray co-founder Gabriela Etchegaray and Hannah Lawson of&nbsp;John McAslan + Partners.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3d/3df8489cfzxf7umd.jpg"><br><em>Gabriela Carrillo, Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo, Criminal Courts for Oral Trials, P&aacute;tzcuaro, Mexico.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mz/mz8uy9rw9vmil6b1.jpg"><br><em>Rozana Montiel, Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura, Tepoztlan House, Mexico.</em></p><p>Carrillo and Montiel were com...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990767/denise-scott-brown-awarded-the-jane-drew-prize Denise Scott Brown awarded the Jane Drew Prize Nicholas Korody 2017-02-07T12:33:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T22:37:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kp/kp5d47lbck6ny5rf.jpg" width="650" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/262701/denise-scott-brown" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown</a>, one of the most influential architects and architectural writers of the second half of the twentieth century, has been awarded the Jane Drew Prize. The Prize recognizes an architecture designer responsible for elevating the role of women in the profession.</p><p>According to <a href="https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/denise-scott-brown-recognised-with-2017-jane-drew-prize/10017080.article" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Architects Journal</em></a>, the awarding is, in part, a result of a grassroots effort to see Scott Brown recognized equally for her role in the work produced by Venturi Scott Brown, the studio she founded alongside her husband, Robert Venturi. In 1991, Venturi was awarded the discipline&rsquo;s highest honor, the Pritzker Prize, while Scott Brown was snubbed&mdash;an omission largely credited to internalized or structural sexism.</p><p>A petition was launched in 2013 to award Scott Brown the Pritzker alongside her husband, but the organization would not budge. Eventually, they decided to allow recognition of partners with the awards, but wouldn&rsquo;t retroactively change the awarding.&nbsp;</p><p>Last year, Archinect conducted a three-part i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989727/at-age-90-phyllis-lambert-looks-back-on-her-career-in-cca-exhibition At age 90, Phyllis Lambert looks back on her career in CCA exhibition Justine Testado 2017-02-01T18:30:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T21:26:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j8/j81j4isskosjjkse.jpg" width="650" height="519" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Phyllis Lambert is 90 years strong, and the impact she has made in architecture in the last six decades still resonates to this day. While her influence in architecture is well known, what is Lambert's perspective on her own career? In celebration of her 90th birthday that was on January 24, the CCA in Montreal is currently exhibiting &ldquo;Phyllis Lambert: 75 Years at Work&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Curated by the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46248430/canadian-centre-for-architecture-cca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CCA</a> Founding Director Emeritus herself, the exhibition highlights milestones like the early days in her career, her iconic role as Director of Planning of the Seagram Building, to her conservation and restoration projects in her native Montreal and abroad.&nbsp;</p><p>Find out more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5440/don-t-miss-phyllis-lambert-75-years-at-work-currently-at-the-canadian-centre-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988324/get-lectured-carnegie-mellon-university-spring-17 Get Lectured: Carnegie Mellon University, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-01-24T13:33:00-05:00 >2017-03-01T15:05:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qh/qhz7p5hxy8rp7bow.jpg" width="650" height="949" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Winter and Spring 2017.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Don't miss out on this&nbsp;all-female lineup in the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/cmusoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture</a>'s&nbsp;Spring '17 lecture series! Listed below are upcoming events only.</p><p><strong>Jan 23</strong><br>Odile Decq / Studio Odile Decq<br>6:30 p.m.&nbsp;at&nbsp;Kresge Theater</p><p><strong>Jan 24</strong><br>Sandi Hilal<br>DAAR Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency<br>5:00 p.m. at&nbsp;Kresge Theater</p><p><strong>Feb&nbsp;13</strong><br>Yvonne Farrell / Grafton Architects<br>6:30 p.m. at Carnegie Museum of Art Theater</p><p>Also: Listen to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982374/one-to-one-49-with-yvonne-farrell-director-of-grafton-architects-winners-of-the-riba-international-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's One-to-One episode with Yvonne Farrell</a></p><p><strong>Feb 20</strong><br>Vanessa Keith / Studioteka D...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979093/only-one-student-enrolled-in-a-yale-course-about-women-architects-despite-grievances-against-poor-representation Only one student enrolled in a Yale course about women architects, despite grievances against poor representation Justine Testado 2016-11-18T15:09:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T23:40:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cq/cqplkwd722k14irg.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;This is not a position that has been strongly represented in this school historically,&rdquo; [said Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty, who believes] The crux of the issue is whether courses that champion diversity in architecture should be taught as optional, specialized seminars or integrated into the curriculum of the school.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1466/deborah-berke-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke</a>&nbsp;as dean, the Yale School of Architecture is working to offer more courses focusing on women in architecture such as &ldquo;Expanding the Canon: Making Room for Other Voices&rdquo;, an optional seminar that would've been taught by visiting professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty. But only one student enrolled in the class &ldquo;despite&nbsp;students voicing grievances about a lack of female representation&rdquo;, the Yale Daily News reports.</p><p>James-Chakraborty questions if such diversity courses should become a requirement in the school's already rigid curriculum.&nbsp;Some female students say that YSoA still feels like &ldquo;a gentleman's club&rdquo;, and that the &ldquo;student body is not well-primed to see the &lsquo;radical nature&rsquo; of the course.&rdquo;</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149958873/deborah-berke-shares-her-vision-as-incoming-dean-at-the-yale-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke shares her vision as incoming dean at the Yale School of Architecture</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960403/yale-dean-deborah-berke-advocates-pluralism-in-pedagogy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale Dean Deborah Berke advocates pluralism in pedagogy</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968815/struggles-persist-for-women-in-the-architectural-workforce" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Struggles persist for women in the architectural workforce</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126714152/when-the-pressure-is-on-dedicated-architecture-students-show-how-to-power-nap-like-a-pro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">When the pressure is on, dedicated architecture students sho...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975984/despite-progress-architecture-still-favors-the-young-and-childless Despite progress, architecture still favors 'the young and childless' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-31T15:04:00-04:00 >2016-11-02T12:51:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ok/okd21kdnuyn2nuhx.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Work-life balance is always a question within our building, and within the industry at large. In a lot of ways, [architecture] really favors the young and childless. I'm recently married, and I don't have any kids yet. It&rsquo;s really interesting to see people who eat, sleep, and breathe their work, but who then have kids (or something else about their life changes), and they have to draw back a little bit.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on work-life balance:</p><ul><li><a title="Archinect &amp; The Architecture Lobby wants to know how satisfied you are with your job" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129882702/archinect-the-architecture-lobby-wants-to-know-how-satisfied-you-are-with-your-job" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect &amp; The Architecture Lobby wants to know how satisfied you are with your job</a></li><li><a title="Struggles persist for women in the architectural workforce" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968815/struggles-persist-for-women-in-the-architectural-workforce" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Struggles persist for women in the architectural workforce</a></li><li><a title="Work-life balance: how one architect collaborates with his teenage son" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132048886/work-life-balance-how-one-architect-collaborates-with-his-teenage-son" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work-life balance: how one architect collaborates with his teenage son</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952119/more-women-joined-the-profession-in-2015-than-ever-before More women joined the profession in 2015 than ever before Nicholas Korody 2016-06-16T17:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:48:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bw/bwkjhd21lux3slf5.jpg" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architectural design profession continues to grow, with more women pursuing licensure than ever before, according to data released today by the NCARB...The number of practitioners working toward licensure reached an all-time high in 2015 with more than 41,500 individuals either taking the Architect Registration Exam, reporting Architecture Experience Program (AXP, formerly IDP) hours, or both. That&rsquo;s up from 37,178 in 2014&mdash;a record high at that time.</p></em><br /><br /><p>But, as a recent poll conducted by the AIA shows, gender discrimination and harassment remains high. More than two-thirds of women polled in a survey in March reported a lack of gender equity in architecture.</p><p>For more on the state of women in the profession, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940473/how-sexist-is-architecture-female-architects-share-their-experiences" target="_blank">How sexist is architecture? Female architects share their experiences</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149897681/why-international-women-s-day-matters-for-architects" target="_blank">Why International Women's Day matters (for architects)</a></li><li><a href="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" target="_blank">Sexism in architecture: Remember what Kathryn Findlay said? 'Women, don't be put off by the aggression of men'</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949321/phyllis-lambert-receives-2016-wolf-prize-in-israel Phyllis Lambert receives 2016 Wolf Prize in Israel Justine Testado 2016-06-03T18:47:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T20:43:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xk/xk4wd7rg8jka2ql7.jpg" width="650" height="516" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The one and only Phyllis Lambert continues to rake in architecture honors from around the globe. She received the American Academy's Brunner Memorial Prize this past April and was bestowed the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement during the 2014 Venice Biennale. Most recently, the former Canadian Centre for Architecture Director has been honored with the 2016 Wolf Prize in Israel. Past laureates include Eduardo Souto de Moura, David Chipperfield, and Peter Eisenman.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938732/phyllis-lambert-recognized-with-2016-arnold-w-brunner-memorial-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyllis Lambert recognized with 2016 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize</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/88135440/phyllis-lambert-steps-down-from-canadian-centre-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyllis Lambert steps down from Canadian Centre for Architecture</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948679/a-girls-only-summer-camp-for-aspiring-architects-and-engineers A girls-only summer camp for aspiring architects and engineers Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-31T17:58:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T18:11:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mq/mqsuoyzqify20vb2.jpg" width="650" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Girls Inc. was looking for ways to get their girls interested in fast-paced, high-paying jobs where women traditionally have been left out. Architecture and engineering certainly fit the bill. [...] the girls will travel to various construction sites and talk to professionals in the field. Girls Inc. also is looking to build a new, bigger facility, and the summer camp girls will play a large part in the initial design, even being given a chance to pitch their project</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the gender gap in architecture:</p><ul><li><a title="How sexist is architecture? Female architects share their experiences" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940473/how-sexist-is-architecture-female-architects-share-their-experiences" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How sexist is architecture? Female architects share their experiences</a></li><li><a title="Why Zaha Hadid's gender and ethnicity mattered so much" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938434/why-zaha-hadid-s-gender-and-ethnicity-mattered-so-much" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Zaha Hadid's gender and ethnicity mattered so much</a></li><li><a title="Results from The Architectural Review's 2016 Women in Architecture Survey are... not heartening" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149348435/results-from-the-architectural-review-s-2016-women-in-architecture-survey-are-not-heartening" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Results from The Architectural Review's 2016 Women in Architecture Survey are... not heartening</a></li><li><a title="Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942639/quintessential-america-at-play-in-the-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture "Quintessential America" at play in the Museum of African American History and Culture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-27T17:59:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T14:37:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7b/7b1f45417d9234288d043ca620594a30.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Project leader Zena] Howard focuses on all of the aspects of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, but hones in on the porch, which happens to span 200 feet and it serves as an transitional space between the outside and inside of the museum. &ldquo;I think that the porch is&hellip;quintessential America,&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;This project&mdash;not only given the scale, the complexity, the political and contextual sensitivities&mdash;is an amalgam of all the problems that we, as architects, love to solve&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="What architecture means to Zena Howard, project leader of the National Museum of African American History and Culture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940808/what-architecture-means-to-zena-howard-project-leader-of-the-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What architecture means to Zena Howard, project leader of the National Museum of African American History and Culture</a></li><li><a title="David Adjaye talks about woven architecture and his new D.C. museum" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130952473/david-adjaye-talks-about-woven-architecture-and-his-new-d-c-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Adjaye talks about woven architecture and his new D.C. museum</a></li><li><a title="Obama to speak at African American history museum&rsquo;s groundbreaking" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/38286227/obama-to-speak-at-african-american-history-museum-s-groundbreaking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama to speak at African American history museum&rsquo;s groundbreaking</a></li><li><a title="Watch: First Look at the Museum of African American History and Culture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39005328/watch-first-look-at-the-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch: First Look at the Museum of African American History and Culture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940808/what-architecture-means-to-zena-howard-project-leader-of-the-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture What architecture means to Zena Howard, project leader of the National Museum of African American History and Culture Justine Testado 2016-04-14T19:14:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T00:24:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2h/2h262g26qntzzajx.jpg" width="650" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"And to me, as an African American, just realizing that this has actually come to be, that there's an actual National Museum for African American History and Culture on the Mall of Washington, D.C., and this museum should have happened years and years ago, but the realization that finally in America we're at a place where we can accept it ... It's one of the most prominent sites on the Mall. It's not somewhere tucked away.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architect Zena Howard talks about what first drew her to architecture, the National Museum for African American History and Culture on which she worked as Senior Project Manager, and her outlook on the status of women in architecture.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939790/read-an-excerpt-from-the-new-where-are-the-women-architects-book" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Read an excerpt from the new &ldquo;Where Are the Women Architects?&rdquo; book</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145737366/meet-hossein-amanat-the-architect-who-designed-iran-s-most-famous-monument" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meet Hossein Amanat, the architect who designed Iran's most famous monument</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129867356/an-angry-passion-round-up-of-global-tributes-to-charles-correa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"An Angry Passion": Round-Up of Global Tributes to Charles Correa</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940473/how-sexist-is-architecture-female-architects-share-their-experiences How sexist is architecture? Female architects share their experiences Julia Ingalls 2016-04-13T12:54:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T00:28:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/56/56t6jo73t6zstjt1.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After Ms. Hadid died on March 31 at 65, The New York Times, in an informal online questionnaire, asked female architects among its readers to talk candidly about their experiences in the profession: the progress they&rsquo;ve made and the obstacles they still face on construction sites and in client meetings. Below are edited excerpts from a few of some 200 responses we received.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architecture, already a tough field, can be even&nbsp;more challenging if you happen to be female. As Christine Matheu from Bloomington, Indiana recalls in this article,&nbsp;<em>&ldquo;There was a time when women were not allowed to be members of the Century Club. About that same time, as a young architect trying to survive, I was doing exhibition design and had been hired by an N.Y.C. art collector to do an installation of Piranesi prints for the Century Club. When the club learned that I was a woman architect, I was not allowed to install the exhibit. I, like many other women architects, found it much easier and less humiliating to just strike out on my own. I have been in my own practice now for 20 years.&rdquo;</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9v/9v7yevbvdtx1lx0o.jpg"></p><p>Also, a lifetime pro tip: STOP CALLING WOMEN OVER 18 GIRLS. Thanks!</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149897681/why-international-women-s-day-matters-for-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why International Women's Day matters (for architects)</a></li><li><a href="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" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sexism in architecture: Remember what Kathryn Findlay said? 'Women, don't be put off by the aggression of men'</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133651310/fun-game-spot-the-double-standards-in-this-zaha-bashing-piece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fu...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939790/read-an-excerpt-from-the-new-where-are-the-women-architects-book Read an excerpt from the new “Where Are the Women Architects?” book Justine Testado 2016-04-11T20:08:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T01:16:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/52/525j4duzwm57q4o2.jpg" width="650" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the stories of Hadid and Scott Brown show, the pairing of architecture prizes (or at least the big ones) and women raises hackles. Hadid won the Pritzker Prize amid talk that she did not deserve it; Scott Brown did not win the prize amid talk that she did not deserve it. No solo female architect has won the Pritzker Prize since Hadid, nor has a husband-and-wife architectural team ever been honored. Indeed, to date, of the 39 Pritzker Prize laureates, only two (or about 5 percent) are women.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Excerpted from her <a href="http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10665.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new book</a>, Despina Stratigakos sheds some light on the Pritzker's lack of awarding women architects in their own right.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935279/despina-stratigakos-on-the-emerging-third-wave-of-feminism-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Despina Stratigakos on the emerging "third wave of feminism" in architecture</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938434/why-zaha-hadid-s-gender-and-ethnicity-mattered-so-much" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Zaha Hadid's gender and ethnicity mattered so much</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149897681/why-international-women-s-day-matters-for-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why International Women's Day matters (for architects)</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132512541/latent-complexity-denise-scott-brown-and-katherine-darnstadt-latent-design-on-archinect-sessions-39" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latent Complexity: Denise Scott Brown and Katherine Darnstadt (Latent Design) on Archinect Sessions #39</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938434/why-zaha-hadid-s-gender-and-ethnicity-mattered-so-much Why Zaha Hadid's gender and ethnicity mattered so much Justine Testado 2016-04-05T13:29:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T16:07:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/36tox0yokhgcktaf.jpg" width="650" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"It's a triple whammy," [Hadid] told the BBC Radio 4 in February. "I'm a woman, which is a problem to many people. I'm a foreigner &mdash; another problem. And I do work which is not normative, which is not what they expect. Together, it becomes difficult." Like any high-profile architect, Hadid was expected to produce strong, functional designs. But as a woman, she also faced the added pressure of having her work interpreted as some sort of gender statement.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937465/zaha-on-zaha-i-always-thought-you-know-i-should-do-well-because-the-work-is-good" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha on Zaha: "I always thought, you know, I should do well because the work is good."</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937511/we-just-loved-her-frank-gehry-remembers-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;We just loved her&rdquo;: Frank Gehry remembers Zaha Hadid</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133651310/fun-game-spot-the-double-standards-in-this-zaha-bashing-piece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fun game: spot the double-standards in this Zaha-bashing piece!</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/61446874/zaha-hadid-being-an-arab-and-a-woman-is-a-double-edged-sword" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid: 'Being an Arab and a woman is a double-edged sword'</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935279/despina-stratigakos-on-the-emerging-third-wave-of-feminism-in-architecture Despina Stratigakos on the emerging "third wave of feminism" in architecture Justine Testado 2016-03-17T18:21:00-04:00 >2016-03-20T14:00:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/05/05p0biyhdm3y4nvo.jpg" width="650" height="467" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2000, women represented 13 percent of registered architects; today, that number stands at 19 percent. If this rate of progress holds, we&rsquo;ll have to wait until 2093 before we reach a 50-50 gender split...Yet numbers alone won&rsquo;t ensure retention if architecture&rsquo;s gender-biased professional culture remains unchanged. Ten or 20 years from now, we may still be asking ourselves, 'Where are the women architects?'</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despina Stratigakos &mdash; whose&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/28282490/what-can-a-toy-do-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Barbie</a>&nbsp;collaboration sparked heated debate a few years ago &mdash; reflects on architecture's glacial progress toward gender equity as well as&nbsp;the profession's emerging "third wave of feminism".</p><p>More related to equity in architecture:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149897681/why-international-women-s-day-matters-for-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why International Women's Day matters (for architects)</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149810944/aia-s-diversity-survey-shows-some-progress-but-still-skewed-perceptions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA's Diversity Survey shows some progress, but still skewed perceptions</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132512541/latent-complexity-denise-scott-brown-and-katherine-darnstadt-latent-design-on-archinect-sessions-39" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latent Complexity: Denise Scott Brown and Katherine Darnstadt (Latent Design) on Archinect Sessions #39</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121610936/being-an-architect-is-sexy-according-to-modern-society" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Being an architect is sexy, according to modern society</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149897681/why-international-women-s-day-matters-for-architects Why International Women's Day matters (for architects) Nicholas Korody 2016-03-08T15:45:00-05:00 >2016-03-09T02:16:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x5/x5ba5ggsetoup37f.jpg" width="650" height="1008" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>You&rsquo;ve probably heard that today is International Women&rsquo;s Day. But what exactly is it? And why is it important?</p><p>For many in the global West, the significance of March 8th is probably a lot less familiar than, say, Mother&rsquo;s Day. In fact, the holidays originated around the same time, during the early 20th century, at the nascence of struggles for equal rights and suffrage. But unlike Mother&rsquo;s Day, International Women&rsquo;s Day has always been explicitly political: a day to both celebrate women and to fight for emancipation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t7/t7w6csfc7owffxpi.jpg"></p><p>A <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women%27s_Day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first iteration</a> of Women&rsquo;s Day was organized by the Socialist Party of America in 1909, but its international observance began properly in 1911 with large protests throughout Europe, albeit on different days in the different cities. In 1914, International Women&rsquo;s Day was held for the first time on March 8. Sylvia Plankhurst, the great British suffragette, was arrested in front of Charing Cross on her way to deliver a speech at Trafalgar Square.</p><p>Then, on March 8, 1917, R...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149358894/women-in-architecture-vs-now-in-architecture-mimi-zeiger-on-gender-and-architecture-today "Women in architecture" vs. "now in architecture": Mimi Zeiger on gender and architecture today Nicholas Korody 2016-03-01T15:56:00-05:00 >2016-03-15T23:21:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5n/5nxcq1de3goyis2d.jpg" width="650" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For a while I&rsquo;ve held the belief that identifying oneself as an architect is a kind of drag, a mannered persona donned for effect. How else to describe the clich&eacute;d sartorial signifiers: extreme eyewear, black daywear and designer footwear? As the education of an architect is so historically weighted to a canon of male practitioners, theorists and educators, a woman entering the field often operates as a kind of architectural androgyne...</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"...we are trained to see world of design through black-framed, male-coloured glasses. Gender differentiation, then, comes with a thorny rhetorical question: &lsquo;What&rsquo;s the difference?&rsquo; If the goal is to recognise talent, experimentation and innovation, there seems no reason to create a binary in the field."</em></p><p>For more articles on issues related to gender-parity and -visibility in architecture, take a look at these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149348435/results-from-the-architectural-review-s-2016-women-in-architecture-survey-are-not-heartening" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Results from The Architectural Review's 2016 Women in Architecture Survey are... not heartening</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149058640/women-in-architecture-awards-recognize-odile-decq-and-julia-peyton-jones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Women in Architecture Awards recognize Odile Decq and Julia Peyton-Jones</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140470448/toilets-for-everyone-the-politics-of-inclusive-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toilets for everyone: the politics of inclusive design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128795286/aia-moves-one-step-forward-in-approval-of-equity-in-architecture-resolution" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA moves one step forward in approval of Equity in Architecture resolution</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149348435/results-from-the-architectural-review-s-2016-women-in-architecture-survey-are-not-heartening Results from The Architectural Review's 2016 Women in Architecture Survey are... not heartening Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-01T13:21:00-05:00 >2016-03-01T13:40:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n8/n8t0hfbp48o8ikac.jpg" width="600" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One in five women worldwide say they would not encourage a woman to start a career in architecture [...] dissatisfaction among women is lower in practices where a significant proportion of management are women, and in practices with regular career development reviews and/or mentoring schemes, with mentoring the better of the two. [...] Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of women worldwide say they have experienced sexual discrimination, harassment or victimisation during their career</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sigh. For more data on women in architecture, check out <a href="http://salaries.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Salary Poll</a>.</p><p>Other related news:</p><ul><li><a title="Women in Architecture Awards recognize Odile Decq and Julia Peyton-Jones" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149058640/women-in-architecture-awards-recognize-odile-decq-and-julia-peyton-jones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Women in Architecture Awards recognize Odile Decq and Julia Peyton-Jones</a></li><li><a title="Un-Forgetting Influential Voices: Women in Architecture #wikiD Writing Workshop" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140941777/un-forgetting-influential-voices-women-in-architecture-wikid-writing-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Un-Forgetting Influential Voices: Women in Architecture #wikiD Writing Workshop</a></li><li><a title="Zaha Hadid announced as winner of 2016 Royal Gold Medal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137359601/zaha-hadid-announced-as-winner-of-2016-royal-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid announced as winner of 2016 Royal Gold Medal</a></li><li><a title="Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a></li><li><a title="How Women Are Climbing Architecture's Career Ladder" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95868476/how-women-are-climbing-architecture-s-career-ladder" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Women Are Climbing Architecture's Career Ladder</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149058640/women-in-architecture-awards-recognize-odile-decq-and-julia-peyton-jones Women in Architecture Awards recognize Odile Decq and Julia Peyton-Jones Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T01:01:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/45/453f1b122d9a38a4a8e076231c9515b2.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Odile Decq has won the Jane Drew Prize and Julia Peyton-Jones has been awarded the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize in the annual Women in Architecture Awards. The judges described Odile Decq as &lsquo;a creative powerhouse, spirited breaker of rules and advocate of equality&rsquo;. [...] The judges celebrated Julia Peyton-Jones&rsquo; &lsquo;incredible global impact achieved with limited resources &ndash; and as someone who has done so much to nurture architectural vision and make architecture available to many people&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="12 innovative architects (and women) of Maryland" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145153723/12-innovative-architects-and-women-of-maryland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">12 innovative architects (and women) of Maryland</a></li><li><a title="Zaha Hadid announced as winner of 2016 Royal Gold Medal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137359601/zaha-hadid-announced-as-winner-of-2016-royal-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid announced as winner of 2016 Royal Gold Medal</a></li><li><a title="Diana Agrest gets profiled as one of NPR's &quot;50 Great Teachers&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125896733/diana-agrest-gets-profiled-as-one-of-npr-s-50-great-teachers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diana Agrest gets profiled as one of NPR's "50 Great Teachers"</a></li><li><a title="Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a></li><li><a title="The uphill climb to gender equity continues..." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107487204/the-uphill-climb-to-gender-equity-continues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The uphill climb to gender equity continues...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145153723/12-innovative-architects-and-women-of-maryland 12 innovative architects (and women) of Maryland Nam Henderson 2016-01-07T02:08:00-05:00 >2016-01-07T11:21:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qy/qydhw2jmxf3bcwzv.jpg" width="650" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We just really felt that it was important to capture these stories, before they disappeared, even when finding information proved very difficult,&rdquo; says Storms. &ldquo;You see how history sort of evaporates&mdash;and then it&rsquo;s like it doesn&rsquo;t exist.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Over at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whatweekly.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What Weekly</a>, Jessica Kim Cohen reviews&nbsp;an extensively detailed exhibit (launched/organized by the members of the Women in Architecture Committee of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aiabalt.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Institute of Architects (AIA) Baltimore Chapter</a>)&nbsp;entitled &ldquo;<a href="http://www.aiawam.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Early Women of Architecture in Maryland</a>&rdquo;&nbsp;which is on display downtown at the central branch of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.prattlibrary.org/locations/central/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Enoch Pratt Free Library</a>&nbsp;until January 16.</p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/sevensixfive/status/684915545305645057" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h/t </a>@Fred Scharmen</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140941777/un-forgetting-influential-voices-women-in-architecture-wikid-writing-workshop Un-Forgetting Influential Voices: Women in Architecture #wikiD Writing Workshop Donna Sink 2015-11-12T12:51:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T01:08:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/83/830fkkxj0sv2hjrc.jpg" width="300" height="246" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>&ldquo;History is not a simple meritocracy: it is a narrative of the past written and revised - or not written at all - by people with agendas.&rdquo; </em>- Despina Stratigakos, "Unforgetting Women Architects: From the Pritzker to Wikipedia", <a href="https://placesjournal.org/article/unforgetting-women-architects-from-the-pritzker-to-wikipedia/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Places Journal</a>, June 2013</p><p>In 2007, in the nascent days of Wikipedia, Archinecter Quilian Riano posted a call for &lsquo;necters to join in a <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/60226/editing-wikipedia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">group online effort</a> to edit the Wikipedia page on Architecture to improve what had been a minimally considered &ndash; and minimally accurate &ndash; entry.&nbsp;</p><p>Now editing has become a social act: on 21 November 2015, you can join the Women In Architecture #wikiD Writing Workshop at the SCI-Arc Kappe Library to engage in the act of &ldquo;unforgetting women architects&rdquo;.&nbsp; You can even write about the woman architects you most want the world to know about &ndash; just bring some biographical information and enthusiasm for spreading the word.&nbsp; The jointly-sponsored Association for Women in Architecture + Design event will provide Wikipedia editing training d...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/137359601/zaha-hadid-announced-as-winner-of-2016-royal-gold-medal Zaha Hadid announced as winner of 2016 Royal Gold Medal Julia Ingalls 2015-09-23T21:24:00-04:00 >2015-09-29T00:12:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p3/p3dmndeovy4qa8ov.jpg" width="650" height="978" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the first sole woman to win the medal in its 167-year history (women have shared the prize with others before), <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a> said, "I am very proud to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal, in particular, to be the first woman to receive the honor in her own right. Part of architecture&rsquo;s job is to make people feel good in the&nbsp;spaces where we live, go to school or where we work - so we must be committed to raising standards. Housing, schools and other vital public buildings have always been based on the concept of minimal existence &ndash; that shouldn&rsquo;t be the case today. Architects now have the skills and tools to address these critical issues.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gl/gldjfxdb2zjwj1o7.jpg"></p><p>Baghdad-born Hadid, who started her now London-based practice in 1979, adds the Queen of England and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/554927/royal-institute-of-british-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Institute of British Architects</a>-given award to other notable prizes, including her 2004 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122595638/frei-otto-wins-2015-pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Architecture Prize</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5f/5fbx5qpciw2k38lp.jpg"></p><p>&#8203;In Professor Sir Peter Cook's Royal Gold Medal citation, he notes that Hadid's "vociferous criticism of poor work or stupidity re...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125896733/diana-agrest-gets-profiled-as-one-of-npr-s-50-great-teachers Diana Agrest gets profiled as one of NPR's "50 Great Teachers" Justine Testado 2015-04-22T13:36:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:36:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pk/pkebkfuvr0v0f9ko.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture is both expansive and specific, artistic and technical. Agrest says that even after teaching and practicing the discipline for over 40 years, she still marvels at how much there is to learn. 'Architecture is really difficult. I realized that only very recently,' she says. 'It's like music. You can enjoy it but &mdash; to know it &mdash; it's a different story.' Another bit of wisdom she shares with her students: The career of an architect blossoms late.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now at 70 years old,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ag-architects.com/main.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diana Agrest</a> reflects on some of her teaching and design approaches in her illustrious career, with those approaches having influenced both former and current students and fellow educators alike.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329790/women-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Related</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114211251/kathryn-gustafson-wins-8th-obayashi-prize Kathryn Gustafson wins 8th Obayashi Prize Justine Testado 2014-11-21T21:41:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T21:46:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vk/vkn6upui0bn76tr7.jpg" width="650" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson of Seattle-based Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and London's Gustafson Porter recently received the eighth annual Obayashi Prize in Tokyo. Established by the Obayashi Foundation, the prize is awarded to a recipient whose work is in tune with the Foundation's mission of supporting interdisciplinary design research in relation to cities and urbanism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC by GUSTAFSON GUTHRIE NICHOL</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1t/1tria0pvx1foptv0.jpg"></p><p>Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial in Hyde Park, London UK by GUSTAFSON PORTER</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bm/bmv0j0rmkquuar4g.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/kathryn_gustafson_wins_8th_obayashi_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p>