Mission Statement

Womxn in Design and Architecture (WDA) is a graduate student group formed at
Princeton University School of Architecture

(SoA) in 2014 to highlight womxn through academic programming and lecture series.

WDA is committed to offering an intersectional platform for architectural discourse. Bringing attention to issues of equity, including gender, class, and race disparities, WDA encourages new standards of recognition and representation within both academic and professional settings.

Beginning in 2016, the annual conference, organized by WDA and Princeton SoA, celebrates the unwritten or underexplored histories of architects such as Anne Tyng, Norma Merrick Sklarek, Lina Bo Bardi, and Zaha Hadid.

Members & Alumni

2020-21 Active WDA Members

Kaitlin D. Faherty, Laura Fegely, Larissa Guimarães, Patty Hazle, Elena M’Bouroukounda, Jacqueline Mix, Luis Fernando Muñoz, Sonia Sobrino Ralston, Lisa Ramsburg, Shoshana Torn, Priscilla Zhang

WDA Alumni

Catherin Ahn, Emma Benintende, Kate Bilyk, Kate Chiu, John Cooper, Ece Emanetoglu, Michaela Friedberg, Jiawei Jerry He, José Ibarra, Leen Katrib, Jamie Lipson, Domenica Massamby, Andrea Ng, Anna Renken, Carly Richman, Sheila Lin, Anna Renken, Laura Salazar, Gillian Shaffer, Alex Still, Shane Tafares, Ece Yetim, Eda Yetim


WDA Conferences are made possible by the Jean Labatut Memorial Lectures in Architecture and Urban Planning Fund at Princeton University.

WDA is a recognized student organization by
The Graduate School of Princeton University

All images and photography are presented for educational use only and will not be distributed.