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 2017, the annual conference, organized by WDA and Princeton SoA, celebrates the unwritten or underexplored histories of architects such as June Jordan, Minnette De Silva, Anne Tyng, Norma Merrick Sklarek, Lina Bo Bardi, and Zaha Hadid.

Members & Alumni

WDA is open to all graduate students regardless of identity.

2023 Active WDA Members

Olivia Ahmadi, Jocelyn Beausire, Marie Chapa, Julia Chou, Hermine Demaël, Sophia Diodati, Vanessa Gonzalez, Luciana Hodara Rahde, Kyara Robinson, Sofia Rojo, Janeen Zheng, Marie de Testa, Madeline Kim, Allison Wenner, Pavan Vadgama, Stephanie Rosas, Nneoma Onyekwere, Mariam Arwa Al-Hachami

WDA Alumni

Laura Fegely, Patty Hazle, Ewa Roztocka, Shoshana Torn, Catherin Ahn, Emma Benintende, Kate Bilyk, Julia Chapman, Kate Chiu, John Cooper, Keren Dillard, Ece Emanetoglu, Kaitlin D. Faherty, Sonia Flamberg, Michaela Friedberg, Larissa Guimarães, Ellen Harris, Jiawei Jerry He, José Ibarra, Rinna Jiang, Leen Katrib, Sheila Lin, Jamie Lipson, Domenica Massamby, Lindsey May, Elena M’Bouroukounda, Jacqueline Mix, Gina Morrow, Luis Fernando Muñoz, Andrea Ng, Lisa Ramsburg, Anna Renken, Carly Richman, Laura Salazar, Gillian Shaffer, Adrian Silva, Eunice Slanwa, Sonia Sobrino Ralston, Alex Still, Shane Tafares, Juliet K. Wolf, Ece Yetim, Eda Yetim, Priscilla Zhang


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.