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The BWAF Bibliography

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This bibliography is divided into 9 thematic groups:

  1. Women Architects and Designers — Surveys are general examinations of the work of women architects and their practices.
  2. Women Architects and Designers — Monographs explores the work and lives of individual practitioners.
  3. Gender and Race in Architectural Practice focuses on the often-hidden messages and meanings architecture conveys to our diverse population, as well as to the members of the profession itself.
  4. Women and Architecture Schools looks at the role of women students and faculty in the nation’s accredited architecture programs and the obstacles they face.
  5. Gender and Planning looks at the role of gender in the layperson’s understanding of the constructed environment and its meanings, as well as the role of gender in public planning efforts.
  6. Women and Housing focuses on the role of women in the development of housing, housing types, and housing quality.
  7. Feminism and Architecture presents feminist interpretations of architecture, architectural history, and architectural theory.
  8. Research Surveys are pieces that describe the state of research about women in architectural history.
  9. BWAF Affiliated Authors showcases design-related pieces written by affiliates of The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation.

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Women Architects and Designers — Surveys

Women Architects and Designers — Monographs

Gender and Race in Architectural Practice

Women and Architecture Schools

Gender and Planning

Women and Housing

Feminism and Architecture

Research Surveys

BWAF Affiliated Authors


Women Architects and Designers—Surveys

  • Adams, Annmarie. “A Firm of One’s Own.” Design Book Review 44-45, Spring. (2001): 71-73.
  • Adams, Annmarie, and Peta Tancred. Designing Women: Gender and the Architectural Profession. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000.
  • Agrest, Diana. Architecture from Without: Theoretical Framings for a Critical Practice. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1993.
  • Allaback, Sarah. The First American Women Architects. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.
  • Berkeley, Ellen Perry, and Matilda McQuaid, eds. Architecture: A Place for Women. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1989.
  • Cole, Doris. From Tipi to Skyscraper: A History of Women in Architecture. Boston: i press incorporated, 1973.
  • Horton, Inge Schaefer. Early Women Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2010.
  • Hughes, Francesca, ed. The Architect: Reconstructing Her Practice. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1996.
  • Lorenz, Clare. Women in Architecture: A Contemporary Perspective. New York: Rizzoli, 1990.
  • “Making Room: Women and Architecture.” Heresies special issue 11 (1981), ed. Barbara Marks, Jane C. McGroarty, Deborah Nevis, GailPrice, Cynthia Rock, Susana Torre, and Leslie Kanes Weisman.
  • Morton, Pat. “The Social and the Poetic: Feminist Practices in Architecture, 1970- 2000.” MAMA: Magasin for Modern Arkitektur vol. 26, Special Issue: Feminist Practices, (2000): 4-9.
  • Russell, Beverly. Women of Design: Contemporary American Interiors. New York: Rizzoli, 1992.
  • Stephens, Suzanne. “Not Only Zaha: What is it like to be a female architect with a solely owned firm in the U.S. today?”Architectural Record 12 (2006).
  • Torre, Susana. Women in American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective. New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1977.
  • Toy, Maggie, ed. The Architect: Women in Contemporary Architecture. New York: Watson-Guptill, 2001.
  • Way, Thaïsa. Unbounded Practice: Women and Landscape Architecture in the Early Twentieth Century. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009.
  • Wright, Gwendolyn. USA: Modern Architectures in History. London: Reaktion Books Ltd., 2008. [BWAF Note: This is a survey of modern American architecture notable for integrating women into every chapter.]
  • Wright, Gwendolyn. “On the Fringe of the Profession: Women in American Architecture.” The Architect: Historical Essays on the Profession, ed. Spiro Kostof. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.

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Women Architects and Designers—Monographs

  • Adam, Peter. Eileen Gray: Architect, Designer. New York: Harry N. Abrams: 1987.
  • A+U: Architecture and Urbanism. “Venturi, Rauch, and Scott Brown,” (1981): vol. 12.
  • Balken, Debra Bricker. Patricia Johanson: Drawings and Models for Environmental Projects, 1969-1986. Pittsfield, MA: The Berkshire Museum, 1987.
  • Bardi, Lina Bo and Marcelo Carvalho Ferraz. Casa de Vidro = The Glass House: Sao Paulo, Brasil, 1950-1951. Lisboa: Editorial Blau, 1999.
  • Ibid. Lina Bo Bardi, Italian. Milano: Charta, 1994.
  • Ibid. Lina Bo Bardi: Architetto/ A Cura di Antonella Gallo. Venezia: Marsilio, 2004.
  • Beecher, Catherine E. and Harriet Beecher Stowe. American Woman’s Home. Introduction by Joseph Van Why. Hartford, CT: The Stowe-Day Foundation, 1994.
  • Betsky, Aaron. Scanning: The Aberrant Architectures of Diller + Scofidio. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2003.
  • Cole, Doris. Eleanor Raymond, Architect. Philadelphia: The Art Alliance Press, 1981.
  • De Silva, Minnette. The Life & Work of an Asian Woman Architect. Columbo, Sri Lanka: M. De Silva, 1998.
  • Diller, Elizabeth. Blur: The Making of Nothing. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2002.
  • Diller, Elizabeth and Ricardo Scofidio. Flesh: Architectural Probes. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1994.
  • Dunning, Glenna. Julia Morgan: Pioneer Woman Architect. Monticello: Vance Bibliographies, 1987.
  • Eizenberg, Julie. Koning Eizenberg Architecture: Architecture Isn’t Just for Special Occasions. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2006.
  • el-Khoury, Rodolphe, ed. Office dA: Works by Monica Ponce de Leon and Nader Tehrani. Gloucester, Mass.: Rockport Publishers, 2000.
  • Favro, Diane. “Sincere and Good: The Architectural Practice of Julia Morgan.” Journal of Architectural and Planning Research 9.2 (1992): 112-27.
  • Forgey, Benjamin. “Under the Radar: Architect Suzanne Reatig.” OnSite Fall 2010: 9-11.
  • Gebhard, David. Lutah Maria Riggs: A Woman in Architecture 1921-1980. Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1992.
  • Helfand, Margaret. Margaret Helfand Architects: Essential Architecture. Introduction by Paola Antonelli. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1999.
  • Heller, Douglas. Tod Williams Billie Tsien and Associates—An Annotated Bibliography. Chicago: Council of Planning Librarians, 1992.
  • Johanson, Patricia.Patricia Johanson: Public Landscapes. Introduction by William Zimmer. Philadelphia: Painted Bride Art Center: 1991.
  • Kelley, Caffyn. Art and survival: Patricia Johanson’s Environmental Projects. Salt Spring Island: Islands Institute, 2006.
  • Lagus-Waller, Marta. Elna Kiljander: Arkitekt och Formgivare. Helsingfors, Finland: Svenska Litteratursallskapet I Finland, 2006.
  • Laurence, Peter. “Jane Jacobs (1916-2006): Before Death and Life.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 66.1 (2007): 5-14.
  • Laurence, Peter. “Contradictions and Complexities: Jane Jacobs’ and Robert Venturi’s Complexity Theories.” Journal of Architectural Education 59.3 (2006): 49-60.
  • Lynn, Catherine and Penabad, Carie. Marion Manley: Miami’s First Woman Architect. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 2010.
  • Mauduit, Caroline. An Architect in Italy. New York: Clarkson Potter, 1988.
  • McCurry, Margaret. Margaret McCurry: Constructing Twenty-Five Short Stories. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2000.
  • McNeill, Karen. “Julia Morgan: Gender, Architecture, and Professional Style,” Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 76, No. 2 (May 2007): 229-267.
  • McQuaid, Matilda. Lilly Reich: Designer and Architect. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1996.
  • Mori, Toshiko. Toshiko Mori Architect: Works and Projects. Introduction by K. Michael Hays. New York: Monacelli Press, 2007.
  • Perriand, Charlotte. Charlotte Perriand: A Life of Creation. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2003.
  • Quacchia, Russell L. Julia Morgan Architect. Q Publishing, 2005.
  • Shumacher, Patrik and Gordana Fontana-Giusti, eds. Zaha Hadid: Complete Works. New York: Rizzoli, 2004.
  • White, Anthony G. Julia Morgan, Architect: A Selected Bibliography. Monticello: Vance Bibliographies, 1990.
  • Williams, Tod. Worklife: Tod Williams, Billie Tsien. Edited by Hadley Arnold. New York: Monacelli Press, 2000.
  • Willis, Beverly. Invisible Images: The Silent Language of Architecture. Washington, DC: The National Building Museum, 1997.

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Gender and Race in Architectural Practice

  • Adams, Annmarie, and Peta Tancred. Designing Women: Gender and the Architectural Profession. Toronto: University of Toronto, 2000.
  • Anthony, Kathryn H. Designing for Diversity: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Architectural Profession. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001.
  • Durning, Louise, and Richard Wrigley, eds. Gender and Architecture. England: Wiley, 2000.
  • Equal Partners: Men and Women Principals in Contemporary Architectural Practice. Holyoke, Massachusetts: Smith College Museum of Art, 1998.
  • Hosey, Lance. “Hidden Lines: Gender, Race, and the Body in Graphic Standards.” Journal of Architectural Education 55.2 (2001): 102-12.
  • Hughes, Francesca, ed. The Atchitect: Reconstructing Her Practice. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 1996.
  • Ruedi, Katerina, Sara Wrigglesworth, and Duncan McCorquodale, eds. Desiring Practices: Architecture, Gender and the Interdisciplinary. London: Black Dog, 1996.
  • Sanders, Joel. “Male Space.” Architecture 85.6 (1996): 77-83.
  • Sanders, Joel, ed. Stud: Architectures of Masculinity. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1996.

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Women and Architecture Schools

  • Ahrentzen, Sherry, and Linda N. Groat. “Rethinking Architectural Education: Patriarchal Conventions and Alternative Visions from the Perspectives of Women Faculty.” Journal of Architectural and Planning Research 9.2 (1999): 1-17.
  • Aisenberg, Nadya, and Mona Harrington. Women in Academe: Outsiders in the Sacred Grove. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1988.
  • Albrecht, Johannes. “Against the Interpretation of Architecture.” Journal of Architectural Education 55.3 (2002): 194-96.
  • Ghirardo, Diane. “Where are the Women in Architectural Studies?” Desiring Practices: Architecture, Gender and the Interdisciplinary, ed. Katerina Ruedi, Sara Wrigglesworth, and Duncan McCorquodale. London: Black Dog, 1996. 156-73.
  • Groat, Linda H., and Sherry Ahrentzen. “Reconceptualizing Architectural Education for a More Diverse Future: Perceptions and Visions of Architectural Students.” Journal of Architectural Education 49.3 (1996): 166-83.
  • Ibid. “Voices for Change in Architectural Education: Seven Facets of Transformation from the Perspectives of Faculty Women.” Journal of Architectural Education 50.4 (1997): 271-85.
  • Rothschild, Joan. “Designed Environments and Women’s Studies: A Wake-up Call.” NWSA Journal 10:2 (Summer 1998): 100-116.

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Gender and Planning

  • Altman, Irwin, and Arza Churchman, eds. Women and the Environment. New York: Plenum, 1994.
  • Ardener, Shirley, ed. Women and Space: Ground Rules and Social Maps. Providence: Berg, 1993.
  • Arnold, Bettina, and Nancy L. Wicker, eds. Gender and the Archeology of Death. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.
  • Drucker, Susan J., and Gary Gumpert. Voices in the Street: Explorations in Gender, Media, and Public Space. New Jersey: Hampton, 1997.
  • Fainstin, Susan S. and Lisa J. Servon. Gender and Planning: A Reader. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2005.
  • Fenster, Tovi, ed. Gender, Planning, and Human Rights. New York: Routledge, 1999.
  • Franck, Karen A. “Women and Environment.” Handbook of Environmental Psychology, ed. Robert B. Bechtel and Azra Chruchman. New York: Wiley, 2002. 347-62.
  • Greed, Clara H. Women and Planning: Creating Gendered Realities. London: Routledge, 1994.
  • Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz. Alma Mater: Design and Experience in the Women’s Colleges from Their Nineteenth-Century Beginnings to the 1930’s. New York: Knopf, 1984.
  • Knox, Paul L. “The Social Production of the Built Environment: Architects, Architecture, and the Post-modern City.” Progress in Human Geography 11.3 (1987): 354-77.
  • Massey, Doreen. Space, Place and Gender. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994.
  • Miranne, Kristine B., and Alma H. Young, eds. Gendering the City: Women, Boundaries, and Visions of Urban Life. Landham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000.
  • Rendell, Jane, Barbara Penner, and Iain Borden, eds. Gender Space Architecture: An Interdisciplinary Introduction. London: E & FN Spon, 2000.
  • Silverstein, Murray, and Max Jacobson. “Reconstructing the Hidden Program: Toward an Architecture of Social Change.” Programming the Build Environment, ed. Wolfgang F. E. Preiser. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985.
  • Snowden, Elizabeth, and Richard Ingersoll, eds. “Gender and Design,” special issue of Design Book Review (1992): vol. 25.
  • Spain, Daphne. Gendered Spaces. Chapel Hiss: University of North Carolina Press, 1992.
  • Ibid. How Women Saved the City. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001.
  • Wolfe, Maxine. “Invisible Women in Invisible Places: The Production of Social Space in Lesbian Bars.” Queers in Space: Communities, Public Places, Sites of Resistance, eds, Gordon Brent Ingram, Anne-Marie Bouthillette, and Yolanda Retter. Seattle: Bay, 1997. 301-24.

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Women and Housing

  • Ahrentzen, Sherry. “Housing Alternatives for New Forms of Households.” Under One Roof: Issues and Innovations in Shared Housing, ed. George C. Hemmens, Charles J. Hoch, and Jana Carp. Albany: SUNY Press, 1996. 49-61.
  • Ibid. “Choice in Housing.” Harvard Design Magazine 8, Summer. (1999): 62-67.
  • Dandekar, Helmalata, ed. Shelter, Women, and Development: First and Third World Perspectives. Ann Arbor: Wahr, 1993.
  • Franck, Karen A., and Sherry Ahrentzen, eds. New Households, New Housing. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1989.
  • Friedman, Alice T. Women and the Making of the Modern House: A Social and Architectural History. New York: Abrams, 1998.
  • Ibid. “Shifting the Paradigm: Houses Built for Women.” Designing and Feminism: Re-visioning Spaces, Places, and Everyday Things, ed. Joan Rothschild. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1999. 85-97.
  • Hayden, Dolores. The Grand Domestic Revolution: A History of Feminist Designs in American Homes, Neighborhoods, and Cities. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1981.
  • Ibid. Redesigning the American Dream: The Future of Housing, Work, and Family Life. New York: Norton, 1984.
  • Rosner, Victoria. Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.
  • Sprague, Joan Forrester. More than Housing: Lifeboats for Women and Children. Boston: Butterworth, 1991.

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Feminism and Architecture

  • Agrest, Diana, Patricia Conway, and Leslie Kanes Weisman, eds. The Sex of Architecture. New York: Abrams, 1996.
  • Ahrentzen, Sherry. “The Space Between Studs: Feminism and Architecture.” Signs: The Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 2003, vol 29, no 1.
  • Ibid. “The F Word in Architecture: Feminist Analyses in/of/for Architecture.” Reconstructing Architecture: Critical Discourse and Social Practices, ed. Thomas A. Dutton and Lian Hurst Mann. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996. 71-118.
  • Betsky, Aaron. Building Sex: Men, Women, Architecture, and the Construction of Sexuality. New York: Morrow, 1995.
  • Bloomer, Jennifer, ed. “Architecture and the Feminine: Mop-Up Work,” special issue of ANY (1994): vol. 1, no. 4.
  • Coleman, Debra, Elizabeth Danze, and Carol Henderson, eds. Architecture and Feminism. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1996.
  • Colomina, Beatriz, ed. Sexuality and Space. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1992.
  • Domosh, Mona, and Joni Seager. Putting Women in Place: Feminist Geographers Make Sense of the World. New York: Guilford, 2001.
  • Grosz, Elizabeth. Space, Time and Perversion: The Politics of the Body. London: Routledge, 1996.
  • Lupton, Ellen and J. Abbott Miller. The Bathroom and the Kitchen and the Aesthetics of Waste: A Process of Elimination. Cambridge: MIT List Visual Arts Center, 1992.
  • McDowell, Linda. Gender, Identity, and Place: Understanding Feminist Geographies. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999.
  • Milroy, Beth. “Taking Stock of Planning, Space, and Gender.” Journal of Planning Literature 6.1 (1991): 3-15.
  • Ritzdorf, Marsha. “A Feminist Analysis of Gender and Residential Zoning in the United States.” Women and the Environment, ed. Irwin Altman, and Arza Churchman. New York: Plenum, 1994.
  • Rose, Gillian. Feminism and Geography: The Limits of Geographical Knowledge. Cambridge: Polity, 1993.
  • Rothschild, Joan, ed. Design and Feminism: Re-visioning Spaces, Places, and Everyday Things. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1999.
  • Struglia, Rachel. “Alternative Approaches to Urban Planning: Jane Jacobs and Feminist Urban Planners.” Public and Private Places, ed. Jack L. Nassar and Barbara Brown. Edmond: Environmental Design Research Association, 1996. 61-71.
  • Weisman, Leslie Kanes. Discrimination by Design: A Feminist Critique of the Man-Made Environment. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992.

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Research Surveys

  • Hayden, Dolores, and Gwendolyn Wright. “Architecture and Urban Planning.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 1.4 (1976): 923-33.
  • Joan Rothschild and Victoria Rosner. “Feminisms and Design: Review Essay.” Design and Feminism: Re-visioning Spaces, Places, and Everyday Things, ed. Joan Rothschild. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1999, 7-33.

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BWAF Affiliated Authors

  • Deamer, Peggy. The Millennium House. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2004.
  • Esperdy, Gabrielle. Modernizing Main Street. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2008.
  • Favro, Diane. The Urban Image of Augustan Rome. London: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  • Gilligan, Carol. Kyra: A Novel. New York: Random House, 2009.
  • Klinger, Kevin and Branko Kolarevic. Manufacturing Material Effects: Rethinking Design and Making in Architecture. New York: Routledge, 2008.
  • Rosner, Victoria. Modernism and the Architecture of Private Life. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.

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