Posts Tagged ‘architects’

YAF CONNECTION

21Apr15

I expanded my blog post about the number of African-American architects licensed last year to be published in the latest edition of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Young Architects Forum (YAF) CONNECTION magazine. Check out the whole magazine for articles on diversity and equity in design.


At the end of 2014, there were approximately 1955 architects in the Directory of African American Architects.** For the year, 23 AA architects reported as newly licensed.


As in years past, one of my big projects this year was editing the magazine publications for the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). The Spring issue recapped the annual national conference in Indianapolis of Fall 2013, including the award winners and community service project. The Fall issue, themed Community + Design, highlighted projects and […]


As in years past, one of my big projects this year was editing the magazine publications for the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). The Spring issue recapped the annual national conference in Indianapolis of Fall 2013, including the award winners and community service project. The Fall issue, themed Community + Design, highlighted projects and […]


At the end of 2013, there were approximately 1910 architects in the Directory of African American Architects. For the year, 25 AA architects reported as newly licensed. While the number is low compared to previous years, it reflects the downward trend that was also present in the recessionary times in the early 2000s. Year 2009 […]


My latest editorial effort is now available. The Fall 2013 National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Magazine is Fitting Into the New Economy. The articles presented give stories and perspective on how today’s architects are weathering the storm. George Bandy, Jr. highlights USGBC’s expansion and opportunities created by a partnership with NOMA. Thalia Lewis sat […]


There were many good thoughts and ideas that grabbed my attention at the Design Futures Leadership Summit on Sustainability held in Portland in September. Here a few of the most memorable. Take aways: 5 thoughts 1. Because there is no bold national advocacy on climate change the Overton Window is being shifted. -Alex Steffen, WorldChanging […]


Woman at party says “I have seen your work.” I think jokingly “am I famous? are the paparazzi hunting me down?” At that party [tonight 9/24/2010] a few years ago, I was reminded of how small the circle of black women architects is. I was standing in a room of affordable housing/community development folks and […]


Architect Magazine has had a smattering of coverage on women in architecture over the last few months. 1) Double Whammy: Would there be more women in architecture if there were more women in development? 2) Spaces Through Gender It is great that more women are getting press. However I was really disappointed with the latest […]


10 years ago

01Oct12

Where has the time gone? Almost ten years ago, my essay “Where Are the Architects That Look Like Me?” was published. At that time there were only 143 licensed African American women architects. I didn’t think it was a ground breaking essay and I am sure many other women had said the same words. That […]