Lori A. Brown
Lori Brown, Professor at the Syracuse University School of Architecture, is the cofounder of ArchiteXX. Her two books are Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture, an edited collection of international women designers and architects that began as a traveling exhibition, and Contested Spaces: Abortion Clinics, Women’s Shelters and Hospitals examining the impact of legislation on highly securitized spaces. She is currently writing Birthing, Borders and Bodies and coediting The Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture with Dr. Karen Burns. ArchiteXX, with Australian Parlour and German N-Ails, are writing more women architects into Wikipedia through a Wikimedia Foundation grant. In 2016 she received a Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Leadership Award for her work increasing recognition of gender inequities in the building industry.
Andrea J. Merrett
Andrea J. Merrett is a PhD candidate in architecture at Columbia University writing her dissertation on the history of feminism in American architecture. Her research has received support through a Buell Center Oral History Prize, a Schlesinger Library Oral History Grant, and the Milka Bliznakov Prize from the International Archive of Women in Architecture. Recently she has coedited an issue on women and architecture for the journal de-arq: Journal of Architecture (2017), Universidad de Los Andes, and presented her dissertation research nationally and internationally in New York, Stockholm, and London.
Sarah Rafson is Ann Kalla Visiting Professor at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture. She is an architectural editor, curator, and researcher and the founder of Point Line Projects, an editorial and curatorial agency for architecture and design. Rafson won the Buell Center Oral History Prize for her master’s thesis from Columbia University. She is a board member of ArchiteXX and editor of sub_teXXt, their online journal. She was a curatorial assistant for Bernard Tschumi’s 2014 retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, editorial assistant at the Museum of Modern Art, and editor of two recent books, Parc de La Villette (Artifice, 2014) and Builders, Housewives, and the Construction of Modern Athens (Artifice, 2017).
Roberta Washington has been principal of Roberta Washington Architects, PC since 1983. Projects include schools, housing projects, and cultural centers including the African Burial Ground Interpretive Center. She is a past president of the National Organization of Minority Architects, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and advisory board member of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation. From 2007 to 2015, she was a New York City landmarks preservation commissioner. She frequently lectures about the history of African Americans in architecture and has researched and written about early black women architects.
S. Surface demonstrates how design can support civic participation through research, curatorial, and creative production. Currently program director at Design in Public, principal of creative agency SSERVICE, and founder of curatorial platform Generis, their practice centers the creation and preservation of livable, equitable places. Surface was an architect at SUPERINTERESTING! and an activist with Artist Studio Affordability project. They taught in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Yale where they earned an M.Arch.
Pascale Sablan, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, is a Senior Associate at S9 ARCHITECTURE, the 2017–18 historian for the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), and the NOMA Northeast Now What!? Exhibition Planning Grant 18 Regional Vice President for 2018–19. Pascale is past president of the New York Chapter of NOMA, serves the AIA National Planning Committee for the 2018 Design Justice Summit, and is a member of the AIA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Pascale was selected as a 2018 AIA Young Architects Award Recipient and was featured in the CTBUH Research Paper: “Ratios - Voices of Women in the Tall Building World.” She was recently named Building Design + Construction 40 Under 40 and was featured on the cover of the September issue of their magazine. She has lectured at universities and colleges all over the US. In 2017 she curated the Say It Loud: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA | NOMA exhibition at the Center for Architecture in New York City. She is the 315th African American female architect in the United States to attain her architectural license. As of 2017, there are only 400 women who hold this distinction.
EXHIBITION DESIGN TEAM
Michele Gorman is an Artist, Architectural Designer, and Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute's School of Architecture and The New School's Parsons School of Constructed Environments. Based in Brooklyn, she works and collaborates on architectural and public art projects and exhibitions in the United States and abroad. Her architecture and spatial interventions use new technologies to find new relationships between content and site. She collaborated with the Office for Creative Research on Shakespeare Machine, a multimedia artwork for the Public Theater in New York City, And That's the Way It Is, a site-specific projection on the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, and Open House in San Francisco, designed for Local Projects, which integrates the Internet of Things into retail spaces.
Lisa Maione is an art director, designer, and educator currently based in Stillwater, Oklahoma. As a design consultant for over a decade, her clients have ranged from architects to professors, community organizations to artists, filmmakers, photographers, publishers, professors, museums, entrepreneurs, writers and scholars. Recent projects include art direction for Metropolis magazine, catalogue design for From the Belly of Our Being at OSUMA, and exhibition design and curation for two exhibitions of student work at Rhode Island School of Design. She holds an MFA and BFA from RISD and a postgraduate certificate in typeface design from Type@Cooper.
Point Line Projects
Ilana Curtis, Kyle Wing, Adam Kor, Emily Ebersol, KelliLaurel Mijares, Kyleen Pickering, Aleeza Furman, Natasha Tabachnikoff, Jakob Uhlenhopp, Nikhita Bhagwat
Dina Elfaham, Nour Abu Khadra, Emely Balaguera, Jada Cannon, Beren Saraquse, Zijie Wang
Archives and Archivists
Sam Winn, International Archive of Women in Architecture, Virginia Tech
Nancy Hadley, AIA Archives & Records
Amy Hague and Nichole Calero, Special Collections, Smith College
Daniel Barber, Carla Jackson Bell, Karen Braitmayer, Tiffany Brown, Elizabeth Cahn, Lyla Catellier, Carol Crandall, Imani Day, Peggy Dreamer, Julia Di Vito, Martina Dolejsova, Kathleen Etienne-Jerome, Laura Foxman, Meredith Gaglio, Bri Gauger, Mario Gooden, Brad Grant, Sarah Gunawan, Elsa Hoover, Housing Works History, A.L. Hu, Joyce Hwang, International Archive of Women in Architecture, Lorin Jackson, Julia Jamrozik, Lauren Johnson, Leslie Kanes Weisman, Sally Levine, Dennis Mann, Melvin Mitchell, Jessica Lanay Moore, Laura Ng, Larry Pashall, Margaret Phalen, Kathryn Prigmore, Gabrielle Printz, Pascale Sablan, Stephanie Schroeder, Catherine Seavitt, Rosa Sheng, Anastasija Spasovska, Despina Stratigakos, S. Surface, Sharon Sutton, Beth Tauk, Susana Torre, Jack Travis, Aysenur Ipek Tureli, Olivier Vallerand, Irina Vinnitskaya, Sandra Vivanco, Roberta Washington, Craig Wilkins, Katherine Williams, Beverly Willis, Sam Winn, Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, Blights Out, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Center for Architecture, Architectural League of New York, University of Minnesota Press, Buffalo Arts Publishing, Harvard University Press, Checkerboard Films, Arbuckle Industries, Anyone Corporation, Special Collections Washington University of St. Louis, Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College
Standard & Custom, Pittsburgh
thank you to our sponsors
This exhibition was made possible with support from Woodbury University School of Architecture, Gabrielle Bullock and Rocky Carroll, MIIM Designs, Barbara Bestor, ZGF Architects LLP, Cal Poly Pomona Department of Landscape Architecture, Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance.
Special thanks to Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter for her invaluable support in making the exhibition possible. Thanks to Poppin for generously donating office supplies.