Please join the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee for a conversation with the editors of and a few contributors to the new publication Women [Re]Build: Stories, Polemics, Futures (Applied Research & Design, 2019). This book is exemplary in its mission to combine, in one resource, reflections on the renewal of feminist thought in architecture, challenges to practice made possible by activism, and portrayals of inspiring practitioners who have paved the way for future women architects.
Women [Re]Build gathers words and projects of leading women thinkers, activists, designers, and builders who have dared to ask, “Where are the women?” Where are the women whose architectural work should be celebrated and recognized for its courage and impact, who have cultivated female leadership while challenging the very principles of the discipline they represent, and who have asked the most difficult and rigorous of questions of those who build their visions?
Participants will discuss the premise of the publication and its ultimate goal to increase the visibility and voice of women who challenge the definition and practice of architecture.
Franca Trubiano, Associate Professor, Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania; Editor, Women [Re]Build: Stories, Polemics, Futures
Ramona Adlakha, Intern Architect, Diamond Schmitt Architects; Editor, Women [Re]Build: Stories, Polemics, Futures
Ramune Bartuskaite, Project Coordinator, JKRP Architects; Chief Creative Director, Rise First; Editor, Women [Re]Build: Stories, Polemics, Futures
Annelise Pitts, AIA, Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Contributor, Women [Re]Build: Stories, Polemics, Futures
Margaret Cavenagh, AIA, Principal, Studio Gang; Contributor, Women [Re]Build: Stories, Polemics, Futures
Mary McLeod, Professor of Architecture, Columbia GSAPP; Contributor, Women [Re]Build: Stories, Polemics, Futures
Nicole Dosso, FAIA, Vice President – Design & Construction, Vornado; Contributor, Women [Re]Build: Stories, Polemics, Futures
Julie Moskovitz, AIA, LEED AP, CPH/CPHT, Principal, Fete Nature Architecture
About the Speakers
Dr. Franca Trubiano is an Associate Professor at the Weitzman School of Design of the University of Pennsylvania and a registered architect with l’Ordre des Architectes du Québec. At present, she is a member of the Mellon Humanities Urbanism and Design (H+U+D) Initiative at Penn, where she conducts funded research in the area of building ethics and construction labor. She is funded by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy for developing policy issues related to fossil fuils, the building industry, and human health.
Ramona Adlakha lives in Toronto and works at Diamond Schmitt Architects. Adlakha holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where she co-founded PennWomen in Design. She is an executive member of Building Equality in Architecture Toronto (BEAT), a national movement across Canada promoting equity in design; a board member of the Penn-Wharton Club of Toronto; an advisory member on the professional expert committee at the Canadian Museum of Architecture; and a LEED-accredited professional.
Ramune Bartuskaite holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a Minor in Marketing from Miami University and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where she co-founded Penn Women in Architecture (PWIA) and was a recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi Medal. She practices architecture at JKRP Architects in Philadelphia; serves as Chief Creative Director of Rise First, a non-profit for first-generation students; and is actively involved in the Philadelphia Urban Land Institute (ULI) Women’s Leadership Initiative and Philadelphia’s Green Building United.
Annelise Pitts, AIA is an associate with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in New York. As Research Chair for Equity by Design, she has led three national surveys exploring the professional experiences and aspirations of graduates of architecture programs. As a member of AIA’s Equity and the Future of Architecture Committee, she collaborated on the development of the Guides for Equitable Practice, which offer practical advice to firms and individuals aiming to build equitable architectural workplaces.
Margaret Cavenagh, AIA is the Principal of Interior Architecture at Studio Gang. She designs and develops all the studio’s interior work, extending building concepts into the interior using layered, flexible programs that expand thesStudio’s ethos of material exploration at an intimate scale. Cavenagh holds a Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia, where she currently lectures on professional practice.
Mary McLeod is a professor of architecture at Columbia University, where she teaches architecture history and theory. Her research and publications have focused on the history of the modern movement and on contemporary architecture theory, examining issues concerning the connections between architecture and politics. She edited the book Charlotte Perriand: An Art of Living (Abrams, 2003) and is presently co-editing the website Pioneering Women of American Architecture (Beverly Willis Architectural Foundation).
Nicole Dosso, FAIA, is a gifted practitioner who has spent her 25 years career working in NYC on complex projects demanding a high level of team coordination and collaboration that characterize her career as an architect and her portfolio of work. Her projects include 7 World Trade Center, One World Trade Center, Manhattan West, 35 Hudson Yards, Moynihan Train Hall, the adaptive re-use of the Farley Post Office building, and the modernization of PENN 2. Dosso is a Vice President of Design & Construction at Vornado Realty Trust, a member of the New York State Board for Architecture, and an adjunct professor of Columbia GSAPP. She also serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for Professional Women in Construction where she is chair of the M/WBE committee.
Julie Torres Moskovitz, AIA, CHPC, LEED AP is the principal of Fete Nature Architecture in Brooklyn. She teaches at Syracuse University’s NYC campus and is a Taconic Fellow at the Pratt Center.
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