Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation

The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) is working to change the culture of the building industry so that women’s work, whether in contemporary practices or historical narratives, is acknowledged, respected and valued. BWAF achieves its mission by documenting women’s workeducating the public and transforming industry practice through collaborations with museums, professional organizations and other groups in the areas of architecture, design, landscape, engineering, technology, real estate and construction. BWAF is a national research and educational non-profit 501(c) (3) organization.
Founded in 2002, after two years of investigating current practices within the present culture of the building professions, including engineering and construction, the Foundation embarked on a grant program for individuals and national organizations that support its mission. Core programs now include education, research—both historical and interdisciplinary—and outreach. BWAF hopes to broaden our collective understanding about the many different roles women have in shaping the places and spaces in which we live and work, as well as to ensure a vibrant future for all women involved in all aspects of the building professions.

Contact

6 Barclay St, Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10007
Ph. (212) 577-1200

http://bwaf.org
info@bwaf.org


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Principal Staff

Wanda Bubriski, Founding Director

Nancy Nguyen, Communications & Office Manager

Erin Sweeney, Program & Development Assistant

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Featured Events


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Projects & Campaigns

Built by Women

Built By Women is a tribute to the history of women and the buildings and sites they have created.

Women of 20th – Century American Architecture Collection

Will preserve–with the support of a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts–the legacies of the pioneering women who shaped the built environment, housed in the online database, Dynamic National Archive (DNA), with over 1200 names covering all 50 states.

Educating the Public
Museum Programs–creating public conversations–previously at The Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, recently at the Detroit Institute of Art and annually with the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.
Films & Tours
Creating educational resources and onsite experiences about women and the ways they have contributed to shaping our built environment. Films include “A Girl Is A Fellow Here”: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright (2009); and BWAF support for “Radiant Sun: Designer Ruth Adler Schnee,” and “EAMES: The Architect and The Painter,” 2012 Peabody Award winner.
A program comprised of principals or partners of some of the world’s largest architecture, engineering and construction firms selected by the Foundation to develop strategies to improve advancement of women leaders in the building industry.

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Reports & Resources

Center News

Publication Party: The Global and the Intimate
Friday, September 28, 2012 - 4:27pm

Please join the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the English Department, and the School of General Studies at Columbia University for a celebration in honor of the publication of: The Global and the Intimate: Feminism in Our Time, edited by Geraldine Pratt and Victoria Rosner (BWAF Trustee & Associate Dean at Columbia University)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 6:30-9:30pm, 754 Schermerhorn Extension, Columbia University, NYC

Special Guest Speakers will include Victoria Rosner, Geraldine Pratt, Rachel Adams, Mikhal Dekel and Nancy K. Miller

 



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