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Portrait of June Jordan seated in front of bookcase. June Jordan Papers. Hollis #: 8001072996.
Please join us in celebrating the sixth year of the Women in Design and Architecture Conference at Princeton SoA on February 24 - 25, 2022 as we focus on the multi-faceted practice of June Jordan. Read more

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Minnette De Silva at the World Congress of Intellectuals in Defense of Peace, 1948. Photograph: PAP, via The Guardian, 2018.
Minnette De Silva’s unique position in the mid-20th century exemplifies cultural and local specificity in dialogue with a global modern movement. Her architectural practice was expressive of the materials, techniques, and history of her native Sri Lanka as well as her participation in a network of international architects and designers. As a result, De Silva’s legacy traces the complex and multi-directional vectors of modernity. Read more

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Featured in the August 1950 issue of Popular Mechanics, Tyng sits with her Tyng Toy (1947).
Connecting the technical and conceptual, the work of Anne Tyng stands out within and beyond the field of architecture. Through independent projects, in addition to her work with architects Louis Kahn and Pier Luigi Nervi, Tyng explored geometry as it relates to natural form and construction. Read more

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Architect with construction documents
Unknown photographer, Contact sheet of Norma Merrick Sklarek (mid-late 20th century); Silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David Merrick Fairweather and Yvonne Goff. Image courtesy Smithsonian.
Norma Merrick Sklarek: Redefining Public explores the architecture of Sklarek, a seminal African-American practitioner whose design contributions and leadership manifest in various civic projects across the United States and abroad. As captured in the panel discussion themes of Authorship, Collaboration, and Leadership, Sklarek was a bold figure of “firsts” as she moved between scales of practice in various roles: from a project manager, to a collaborator and a mentor. The conference brings together multiple voices from Sklarek’s career--including colleagues, collaborators, and close friends--to cultivate further scholarship and discourse on both her career and the architectural discipline at large. Read more

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Bo Bardi on site with her glass easel prototype for MASP. Photograph by Lew Parrela, 1967. Instituto Bardi.
Lina Bo Bardi: Material Ideologies presents new perspectives on Bardi as an architect, designer, writer, and activist, among many other things, to engage recent interest and discourse surrounding her work. Whether tectonic or conceptual, social and political agendas are latent in Bardi’s architectural materials, a theme that informs each conference panel: from her application of concrete, to the implementation of nature in schemes, and her reuse of vernacular materials. Read more

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Zaha Hadid at the Architectural Association.
Women in Design and Architecture at Princeton University School of Architecture hosted the 2017 conference to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Zaha Hadid’s passing. As the first event in the WDA conference series, the three days illuminated Hadid's multiform praxis through the discussions and recollections of fellow educators and practitioners. Read more