Other Resources

BWAF believes that knowledge is a key catalyst in changing the culture of the building industry. BWAF remains committed to supporting, commissioning and disseminating both original and curated research, of which the most recent includes the following listing of publications (both print and digital), films, and research projects:


Willis, Beverly and Corbisiero, Lecia. “The Corporate Lattice – For a Lifetime Career.” (Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, 2013).

Willis, Beverly and Corbisiero, Lecia. “Using Metrics to Reap the Gender Dividend:  A Business Solution to a Business Problem.(Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, 2013).

Willis, Beverly and Corbisiero, Lecia. “Women’s Leadership.(Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, 2013).


Adams, Annemarie. “Gender Issues,” in Architecture Education: Three Centuries of Educating Architects in North America., Joan Ockmen, ed. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012.

Eisenbach, Ronit and Terri Sarris, Ruth Adler Schnee: A Passion for Color and Design. Exhibition Catalogue, (Venice Civic Museum’s Palazzo Mocenigo, 2011).

Hammond, Cynthia. “The Interior of Modernism: Catherine Bauer and the American Housing Movement,” in Craft, Space and Interior Design 1855-2005, Janice Helland and Sandra Alfoldy, eds. (Ashgate, 2008, pp.169-188).

Laurence, Peter L. “The Unknown Jane Jacobs,” in Reconsidering Jane Jacobs, Tim Mennel and Max Page, eds.,  (Planners Press, 2011). His book on Jacobs is forthcoming from University of Pennsylvania Press.

Morgan, Susan. Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design, Exhibition Catalogue, (MAK Center, Los Angeles, 2011); and Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader. (East of Borneo Books, 2012).

Penick, Monica M. The Pace Setter Houses (forthcoming), based on “The Pace Setter Houses: livable modernism in postwar America.” (PhD. Diss.,University of Texas at Austin, 2007).

Shoshkes. Ellen. Jacqueline Tyrwhitt: A Transnational Life in Urban Planning. (Ashgate, May 2013).

Way,Thaïsa. Unbounded Practice: Women and Landscape Architecture in the Early Twentieth Century. (University of Virginia Press, 2009).

Winton, Alexandra Griffith. Dorothy Liebes and the Textiles of American Modernism. (Princeton Architectural Press, forthcoming); and “Color and Personality: Dorothy Liebes and American Design.” Archives of American Art Journal 48:1-2 (Spring 2009): 4-17.

Wright, Gwendolyn. USA: Modern Architectures in History. (Reaktion Books, 2008).


Esperdy, Gabrielle. “The Incredible True Adventures of the Architectress in America.” Places Journal (posted 09.10.12).

Meyer-Davis, Sara. “In Business, What is Measured is Achieved.” Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, (posted on 12.10.12).

Stratigakos, Despina. “Why Architects Need Feminism,” Places Journal, (posted 09.12.12).

Research & Scholarly Papers

Comras, Kelly. Ruth Patricia Shellhorn: Mid-Century Landscape Architecture and the Southern California Look.

Imbert, Dorothée. Telesis and Geraldine Knight Scott.

Ingram, Linda. Women Members of the American Institute of Architects, 1857-1978.

Isenberg, Alison. Urban Design Unclothed: Women and Urban Design in the Mid-20th Century.

Gregory, Alexis Denise. Obstacles to Professional Achievement Affecting Women in Architecture in South Carolina.

MacDonald, Christopher and Kevin Alter. Unreconstructed Modern: Three Houses by Judith Chaffee.

Tigerman, Bobby. Florence Knoll, the Knoll Planning Unit, and the Making of the Modern Office.

Zipf, Catherine. A Female Modernist in the Classical Capital: Chloethiel Woodard Smith and the Architecture of Southwest Washington, DC.

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