LeeAnne Brown

LeeAnne Brown

San Luis Obispo, CA, US

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HYSTERIA, Co-Founder

» Developing a web-based resource center for women and other people with marginalized gender experiences in design professions.
» Compiling a library of gender-related design projects, articles, and books, as well as firms headed by women and non-binary leaders.

Jul 2020 - current

DAG Architects, Panama City, FL, US, Entry-Level Architect

» Created visualizations and renderings, initiated closer communication with
clients, produced and compiled construction documents, built physical and
digital models.
» Met regularly with potential users of the space to garner a deeper
understanding of their acute needs.
» Held responsibility for small community projects (GCSC Military and
Veteran’s Resource Center; Bay County Public Library Maker Space).
» Other significant projects: Panama City City Hall, Bay High School STEM
Building Proposal (finalists).

Jun 2017 - Jul 2018


University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Thesis: almost:OTHER
Can heterotopic spaces be reconfigured as positive catalysts for social change? Michel Foucault's concept of heterotopias specifically condemns bodies experiencing menstruation or labor to his "other" spaces, making them always an "other" body. Therese heterotopias were once realized spatially in menstruation huts and continue to exist in contemporary spaces like lactation rooms and abortion clinics. These spaces are at once within society and without, places in which a productive irony is embedded: they are places for "others" only, no longer under the surveillance of the powers of oppression that put them there. The concept of heterotopia gives name to a collective purpose that women's spaces hold in generating solidarity. This thesis conducts an architectural analysis, reorientation and redesign of these spaces as an act of feminist resistance, making trans-inclusive women's spaces prominent and publicly accessible while maintaining their productive heterotopic qualities.

Aug 2018 - May 2020

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, BArch, Architecture - Bachelor of Design

Minor in Sustainability and the Built Environment

Aug 2013 - May 2017

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