Posts Tagged ‘Virginia’

Since 2007, Riding the Vortex has been presented as panel of Black women in architecture, talking about their experience in the industry and offering a place for other people to share their stories. We presented twice in the Fall of 2016. I moderated the Riding the Vortex XVI panel at Arch Exchange East in Richmond, […]


Fun & Funds In early May, I attended a alumni basketball game featuring my high school, Thoms Dale, and the cross town rival, LC Bird. Proceeds benefitted, TRAK*D an organization started by my friend, Lachelle Waller, PhD, to fund a summer program to teach science and technology to local K-5 students. I wrote about the […]


Fun & Funds In early May, I attended a alumni basketball game featuring my high school, Thoms Dale, and the cross town rival, LC Bird. Proceeds benefitted, TRAK*D an organization started by my friend, Lachelle Waller, PhD, to fund a summer program to teach science and technology to local K-5 students. I wrote about the […]


Virginia State University broke ground on a new multipurpose center last week. I wrote an article for the local paper. The 165,000 sf center will change the face of the small community at the furthest corner of the county. This will offer a destination where currently there is none. Here are the architect’s renderings of […]


Virginia State University broke ground on a new multipurpose center last week. I wrote an article for the local paper. The 165,000 sf center will change the face of the small community at the furthest corner of the county. This will offer a destination where currently there is none. Here are the architect’s renderings of […]


Modernist architecture with it’s simple lines can be a glorious thing to enjoy. Can you imagine getting to live in one the houses of that era? In May, I had the opportunity to tour the Rice house. The only International style house in Richmond, Va, the house was designed by Richard Neutra for the Ambassador […]


Flickr photo by JonoTakesPhotos Yesterday as I was leaving my house, I was held up from turning on feeder road near my house by a man in an electric scooter passing by. He was “driving” in the road. Several cars were lining up behind him as they waited for an opportunity to pass him on […]


Flickr photo by JonoTakesPhotos Yesterday as I was leaving my house, I was held up from turning on feeder road near my house by a man in an electric scooter passing by. He was “driving” in the road. Several cars were lining up behind him as they waited for an opportunity to pass him on […]


Flickr photo by JonoTakesPhotos Yesterday as I was leaving my house, I was held up from turning on feeder road near my house by a man in an electric scooter passing by. He was “driving” in the road. Several cars were lining up behind him as they waited for an opportunity to pass him on […]


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 […]