FoundedFebruary 21st with support from Beverly Willis.
Grant program beginsProjects funded from 2005 to 2013 include USA: Modern Architectures in History,A Girl Is A Fellow Here, and Charles & Ray Eames.
National Building Museum and BWAF begin collaborationThe Women of Architecture program began at the nation's premium institution for building excellence, in observance of Women's History Month (March).
Concept for Dynamic National Archive beginsTrustee Diane Favro creates the first version of the wiki-style collection of women of 20th century American architecture that eventually becomes the DNA.
BWAF redefines missionAccepting a broader understanding of design that embraces all aspects of the built environment, BWAF re-structures its programs to reflect the expanded mission.
Industry Leaders Roundtable program beginsThe first Industry Leaders Roundtable is held in October in Tarrytown, NY. This program has happened in October every year since.
Internship Program BeginsThe BWAF begins offering summer internships to expose rising professionals to the world of arts management.
Received grant from National Endowment for the ArtsThe $35,000 matching grant allowed for the beginning of the Pioneering Women of American Architecture project, which highlights 50 revolutionaries within the DNA.
Launched Built By Women (BxW)Our flagship educational and social initiative to raise awareness of women's contributions to the built environment, support current professionals and students, and inspire young women to pursue STE(A)M careers, launches in New York City.
BWAF Leadership Awards BeginThe BWAF recognizes individuals and organizations who have contributed to growing equity in the building professions in February at the Prince George Ballroom, with over 200 professionals in attendance.
Built By Women ContinuesWashington D.C. became the second region to host a Built By Women competition.
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Board of Trustees
Beverly Willis, FAIA
Beverly Willis, FAIA, is an artist, architect, author and philanthropist. After 50 years of practice, she founded the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation in 2002. She served as President of the California Council of American Institute of Architects. Beverly was a founding trustee of the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., a position she still holds.
Joan Blumenfeld, FAIA, IIDA, LEED ID+C
Patricia Harris, JD, LEED, AP
Suzanne Pennasilico, SPHR
Renee M. Charles, NCIDQ
Richard T. Anderson
Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA
Fiona Cousins, PE
Julia Donoho, AIA, Esq.
Cynthia Imogen Hammond, Ph.D
Jill Lerner, FAIA
Mary McLeod, Ph.D
Mary McLeod is a professor of architecture at Columbia University, where she teaches architecture history and theory. Her research and publications have focused on the history of the modern movement and on contemporary architecture theory, examining issues concerning the connections between architecture and politics. She has written extensively on Le Corbusier’s architecture and urban planning, and is the editor of and contributor to the book Charlotte Perriand: An Art of Living. She is also the co-editor of Architecture, Criticism, Ideology and Architecture Reproduction, and is currently co-editing a website on pioneering American women architects for Beverly Willis Architectural Foundation.