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Make some women in architecture more visible to the world—we promise it’s easier than you can imagine!

WHEN: March 2019 (and beyond) WHERE: Wikipedia (see the project page) EXPERIENCE: None, just get started! We love getting together to collaborate on editing, but we also realize everyone is very busy! Fortunately the highly connected world we live in a… Continue reading

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Notations in Passing: Sketches, Notes, and Ephemera from the International Archive of Women in Architecture

Architectural practice is full of moments of quick, insightful sketching. These bits of paper show the need to record an otherwise fleeting design idea or to communicate a thought when words are insufficient. Sketches made during student years show the… Continue reading

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Altered Images and Words: A Call for Creative Submissions

Make an animation. Make a gif. Make a collage. Write some microfiction. Write a poem. Get out your digital black-out marker to create some redacted poetry. Make something entirely unique that was inspired by an image or string of text. Remix and stretc… Continue reading

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Trajectories of an Architect’s Design Sensibilities: From Student to Practitioner

The beginning of the fall semester and the nearly overnight return to a bustling and lively campus provides a good opportunity to reflect on the essential thing that we do, which is to educate. Student works are common discoveries in the collections th… Continue reading

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The Role of Design in Cultivating and Enhancing Spiritual Connection

“In the arts, one may find peace and contentment, for we may use our ability to transform our inner energy in a satisfying manner.” —Melita Rodeck Architect Melita Rodeck established the Regina Institute of Sacred Art in the late 1950s—shortly after fo… Continue reading

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Oh, it is a Long Story

Marie-Louise Laleyan once wrote in an article for the “Daily Pacific Builder’s” Women in Construction issue of an exchange she had with her father during the opening reception for a public housing project for which she had been the architect. She recounted that upon seeing their nametags a group of happy attendees approached them exclaiming, “Here is … Continue reading Oh, it is a Long Story Continue reading

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Notations in Passing: Fragments, studies, and artistic awareness

Architecture is a visual field that, much like other creative endeavors, invites both introspection and observation. It often exists conceptually in the space between technical precision and creative daring, while reflecting a thorough understanding and negotiation of actual spaces. Before getting to finished technical drawings, or even to initial concept sketches, however, many architects are … Continue reading Notations in Passing: Fragments, studies, and artistic awareness Continue reading

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