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Our mission at the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation is to change the culture of the building industry for women through education and research. This work is proving more urgent and important than ever before. We depend on your donations to continue providing high-quality reference materials and for sustaining our educational programming.

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50 Pioneering Women of American Architecture

In 2013, the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation received seed funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to create a special collection within the Dynamic National Archive of Women in Architecture. We are pleased to report that Phase 1—Scholarship/Research is complete, and we are ready to embark on the Phase 2 —a new website to host and distribute this innovative written and visual material.

Contributing authors include Sarah Allaback, Despina Stratigakos, Dolores Hayden, Cynthia Hammond, Gwen Wright, Peggy Deamer and others. Edited by Victoria Rosner and Mary McLeod from Columbia University, “50 Pioneering Women of American Architecture” will provide raw material for new scholarship on early women in the profession. Within the context of broad social changes from 1848 to the adoption of the Nineteenth Constitutional Amendment, women have risen from the status of chattel to almost full participation in contemporary politics and society.

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Let’s support these pioneering women!

Ruth Adams • Alice Constance Austin • Sophia Hayden Bennett • Louise Blanchard Bethune • Denise Scott Brown • Georgia Louise Harris Brown • Judith Chafee • Jane West Clauss • Lisl Scheu Close • Mary Jane Colter • Natalie de Blois • Ray Eames Jean Fletcher • Ethel Furman Mary Gannon • Carolyn Geise • Elsa Gidoni • Beverly Loraine Greene • Marion Mahony Griffin • Alice J. Hands • Sarah Harkness • Lois  Lilley Howe • Ada Louise Huxtable • Grace Jewett • Anna Wagner Keichline • Florence Knoll • Marion Manley • Susan Maxman • Elizabeth Bauer Mock • Sibyl Moholy-Nagy • Julia Morgan • Barbara Neski • Nelle Peters • Eleanor Raymond • Hilde Reiss • Lilian J. Rice • Theodate Pope Riddle • Lutah Maria Riggs • Isabel Roberts • Verna Cook Salomonsky • Norma Sklarek • Chloethiel Woodard Smith • Patricia Swan • Anne Tyng • Blanche Van Ginkel  • Mariana van Rensselaer • Beverly Willis • Marjorie Wintermute • Catherine Bauer Wurster • Elizabeth Wood

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