Women in Architecture

Thank you to everyone who visited the exhibit in Atlanta at the 2015 AIA Convention.

If you are interested in bringing the Women in Architecture exhibit to your city, please contact Mat Wolf at the email or phone number listed below.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page for links to watch videos of lectures by Diane Hoskins, FAIA and Marta Rodriguez as well as a new short documentary filled w more interviews and history!
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October 9, 2014 - January 16, 2015
Architecture Center Houston
315 Capitol, Suite 120
Houston, TE 77002

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Women in Architecture spotlights contributions women have made to the profession and provides a current snapshot of the changing role of women in architecture and design. Profiles of exceptional women in architecture and related practices such as urban planning, interiors, preservation and sustainability are examined in video, text and images. A graphic timeline tracks notable statistics and landmark accomplishments supplemented with curated perspectives and anecdotes.
Original research highlighting women who have practiced architecture in the City of Houston, including the youngest generation of leaders, is displayed parallel to national and international forerunners. Completed and conceptual work is presented in photographs, models, renderings and illustrations.

The committee collaborated with the Burdette Keeland Jr Design Exploration Center to create the exhibit’s main feature, a 118-foot long three-dimensional timeline. The timeline’s design is a pixelated field of block forms based on a 6”x6” grid. The forms are fabricated of plywood, acrylic, foam core, and other materials with printed images and text. Each component of the grid is pushed or pulled away from the wall to activate space and interaction with the information. Conceptualizing the “line” as a three dimensional grid creates opportunity to see history from a new perspective.

Architecture Center Houston will publish a catalog including original essays by invited writers and women featured in the exhibit along with a compilation of the research produced for the exhibition.

This exhibit is sponsored by Page.

Additional funding is provided by Architecture Center Houston Foundation, Debner+Company, 
FKP Architects, Gensler, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, HOK, Jackson & Ryan Architects, Kendall/Heaton Associates, Kirksey, Levinson Alcoser Associates, Morris Architects, PDR, Powers Brown Architecture, Stantec, Sunset Settings, WHR Architects, Ziegler Cooper Architects and Supporting Friends Nonya Grenader and Donna Kacmar.

This exhibit is funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

Please contact Mat Wolff at mat@aiahouston.org or 713-520-0155 for sponsorship opportunities.

Women in Architecture Curatorial Committee:

Sharon Chapman
Nonya Grenader, FAIA
Wendy Heger, AIA
Donna Kacmar, FAIA

Denis Alvarez

Archana Anand

Melanie Arena

Eric J. Arnold

Karen Brasier-Young
Theresa Escobedo

Kiza Forgie

Andrea Gonzales

Michael Gonzales
Michelle Jordan

Kimberly Mascis

Melvalean McLemore

Melissa Mullis
Diana Ngo

Maria Oran
Sana Rehman

Kacie Rice

Lauren Roberts

Norma Santos

Monica Soni

Jennifer Traina-Dorge

Shweta Thakur

Xavier Vargas
Inga Zunte

Multimedia Expert: Charles Paul Browne

Volunteers: Bryan Alcantra, Miriam Alcantara, Amanda Amstadt, Christopher Avalos, Lauren Baker, Aaron Beasley, David Bucek, FAIA, Maricela Calderon, Gabriel Catina, Matt Clough, Liz Cordill, Tom Diehl, Miguel Farias, Maham Fatima, Duke Fleshman, Nancy Fleshman, Andy Fobair, Alexis Franco, Jessica Garrett, Katy Garvey, Micha Garvey, Hicham Ghoulam, Arianne Gonzato, Amy Habeeb, Megan Hartensteiner, Ramiro Hernandez, Mitzi Jimenez, Darian Jones, George B. Kinsley, Jason Kite, Juliette Laroche, Andrew Lawther, Vy Mai, Robert Mazzo, Marilyn Muller, Matt Ouspenski, Ami Patel, Athena Kali Patira, Asra Rehman, Francisco Salas, Danny Salguero, Shannon Sasser, Jennifer Schroeder, Sheridan Staats, AJ Sustaita, Devlin Tan, Maia Vexsler