BSA Staff Picks: Women's History Month
In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, BSA staff is proud to present our staff picks highlighting the rich and varied contributions of women in our community, our profession, and our world.
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"Preeminently A Women's Century:" The Beauty and History Of Remote Architectural Studies
The history of architectural training for women during the turn of the twentieth century.
Curbed Magazine's Archive of Women in Design
Furniture and industrial designers, architects, landscape architects, urban planners, textile designers, critics and more: Here are the women shaping the built environment, their professions, and their industries.
Art on My Mind (1995), bell hooks
In Art on My Mind, bell hooks, a leading cultural critic, responds to the ongoing dialogues about producing, exhibiting, and criticizing art and aesthetics in an art world increasingly concerned with identity politics.
Rania Matar: Tracing a Universal Womanhood
Schooled as an architect and living in the suburbs of Boston, [Rania Matar] started taking photography workshops while pregnant with her fourth child. Her record of simple, mundane moments of beauty developed into an unspoken familial bond.
"Architecture Can Heal": MASS Design Group's Katie Swenson on Building Equity Together
Katie Swenson is a Senior Principal of international non-profit MASS Design Group, and she has spent her career building social equity and advocating environmental sustainability.
A Day With Leers Weinzapfel Associates’s Zhanina Boyadzhieva
Zhanina Boyadzhieva is an architect and business development lead at Leers Weinzapfel Associates and a committed equity advocate as co-founder of the Girl UNinterrupted Project.
SAH Archipedia Highlights: Women’s History Month
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we invite you to explore the work of women architects in Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Archipedia.
Current students are reframing architecture's mission and launching a thoughtful exhibition on Native Americans' influence.
Hosted virtually on December 2, 2020, the 2020 Women in Design (WiD) Award of Excellence ceremony featured presentations by the three awardees, Kathryn Crockett AIA, LEED AP; Lynne Deninger AIA, LEED AP BD+C; and Cheri Ruane, FASLA. The award is presented in recognition of a person who has built one's own life around design, whose work exemplifies the best of process and product, and who uses a position of achievement to give back to the world of design and to the community at large.
Women Take the Floor at the MFA
“Women Take the Floor” challenges the dominant history of 20th-century American art by focusing on the overlooked and underrepresented work and stories of women artists.
We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85, at the ICA
[This] is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement—in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period.
IMPACT: Inspired and Inspiring—Women in Design Award of Excellence 20th Anniversary
For two decades, we have been inspired and astounded by the incredible WID Award of Excellence awardees. To mark this significant milestone, the Women In Design Community is curating an exhibition—IMPACT—to reflect, honor and share the collective impact the recipients have made on our broader community.
Women in Design (WiD)
Women in Design (WiD) is a multifaceted interdisciplinary community focused on creating opportunities for networking, professional development, continuing education, mentorship and community recognition.
BSA's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Network
The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Network is a place for individuals in the design industry to engage in meaningful conversations; support, promote, and build awareness; and to share best practices related to issues of EDI within the profession.
Women Principals Group
Approximately 300 women principals serve in Boston-area architecture firms. Gather at our quarterly sessions for camaraderie and explore mentoring, firm leadership and other design-focused subjects.
Let's bridge the gap between young women designers and experienced leaders in the architecture profession.
League of Women for Community Service
The purpose of the organization shall be to undertake such work, educational, charitable, as will benefit the community, and to co-operate with other agencies working for the same end.