Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation
The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation is working to change the culture of the building industry so that women's work, whether in contemporary practices or within historical narratives, is acknowledged, respected and valued. BWAF achieves its mission by documenting women’s work, educating the public, and transforming industry practice through collaborations with museums, professional organizations, and other groups in the areas of architecture, design, landscape, engineering, technology, real estate, and construction. BWAF is a national research and educational non-profit 501(c) (3) organization.
Dynamic National Archive - an online collection of over 1200 names that keeps growing, and preserves the legacies of the women who have shaped the American built environment. http://www.bwaf.org/dna/
Museum Programs – includes an annual Women of Architecture series in collaboration with the National Building Museum, and previously at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim Museum. http://bwaf.org/category/museum-events/
The Industry Leaders Roundtable – participants include principals and partners of the nations largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms. The Roundtable is dedicated to advancing women leaders in the building industry. http://bwaf.org/roundtable/roundtable-about/
BWAF is currently looking for a new Director. For more information, click here.
BWAF is also accepting applications for Fall 2012 Internships.
Wanda Bubriski, Founding Director
Nancy Nguyen, Communications & Office Manager
*Beverly Willis, FAIA, Chair
Nancy Alexander, MBA, MA, Vice-Chair
Joan Blumenfeld, FAIA, IIDA, LEED ID+C, Secretary
Claire Weisz, AIA, Treasurer
Jane A. Chmielinski
Peggy Deamer, Ph.D.
Diane Favro, Ph.D.
Erica Forman, Esq.
Erleen Hatfield, PE, AIA, LEED AP
Emita Hill, Ph.D.
Kevin R. Klinger, M.Arch
Vibeke Lichten, M.Arch, AMDP
Victoria Rosner, Ph.D.
Porie Saikia-Eapen, AIA, FCIOB
Suman Sorg, FAIA
Heidi Gifford Melas-Kyriazi
Lian Hurst Mann, M.Arch, Ph.D.
BWAF Advisory Council
Vibeke Lichten, Chair
Michael Crosbie, Ph.D., FAIA
Gabrielle Esperdy, Ph.D.
Jane Gustafson, ASID, NCIDQ
Sarah Haga, AIA
Tami Hausman, Ph.D.
Carolinn Kuebler, AIA
Linda Pollak, AIA, ASLA
Kate Schwennsen, FAIA
Maia Small, AIA
Sylvia Smith, FAIA, LEED
Lori Sokol, Ph.D.
Despina Stratigakos, Ph.D.
Roberta Washington, FAIA
Areas of Expertise:Advancing Women's Leadership, Awareness & Education, Diversity & Inclusion, Successful Strategies & Programs, Women in STEM, Women in History, Women's Leadership, Women's Networks, Communications, Culture & Society
Projects & Campaigns
– A View From The Future, a leadership forum and breakfast, screening of BWAF’s documentary film, A Girl Is a Fellow Here – 100 Women in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright, at the Royal Institute of British Architects and at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Please join the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the English Department, and the School of General Studies at Columbia University for a celebration in honor of the publication of: The Global and the Intimate: Feminism in Our Time, edited by Geraldine Pratt and Victoria Rosner (BWAF Trustee & Associate Dean at Columbia University)
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 6:30-9:30pm, 754 Schermerhorn Extension, Columbia University, NYC
Special Guest Speakers will include Victoria Rosner, Geraldine Pratt, Rachel Adams, Mikhal Dekel and Nancy K. Miller
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.