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

2022 Active WDA Members

Olivia Ahmadi, Jocelyn Beausire, Marie Chapa, Julia Chou, Hermine Demael, Keren Dillard, Sophia Diodati, Laura Fegely, Ellen Harris, Patty Hazle, Rinna Jiang, Kyara Robinson, Sofia Rojo, Ewa Roztocka, Adrian Silva, Eunice Slanwa, Marie de Testa, Shoshana Torn, Priscilla Zhang, Janeen Zheng

WDA Alumni

Catherin Ahn, Emma Benintende, Kate Bilyk, Julia Chapman, Kate Chiu, John Cooper, Ece Emanetoglu, Kaitlin D. Faherty, Sonia Flamberg, Michaela Friedberg, Larissa Guimarães, Jiawei Jerry He, José Ibarra, 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, Sonia Sobrino Ralston, Alex Still, Shane Tafares, Juliet K. Wolf, 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.