March 2, 2015 will kickstart a month-long BxW NYC exhibition at the Center for Architecture during Women’s History Month, with the support of the Women in Architecture committee of the AIA New York Chapter. The exhibition will showcase 98 award-winning projects created by women including 103rd Street Community Garden, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Navy Yard Roof Farm, Hudson River Park and many more.
Built by Women (BxW) is a social and educational initiative, celebrating women’s contributions to the built environment. In addition to recognizing and supporting the diverse women working in these professions, BxW provides both current professionals and students strong role models and mentors.
Last fall, the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) launched a public competition for submissions of women-built sites. With over 350 unique nominations, the distinguished jury had a rich pool from which to select the 98 award-winning projects created by women. The diverse sites, located in all five boroughs, reflect strong design, have historical or cultural significance, and positively impact their communities. The jury’s selections included transportation hubs, theaters, recycling centers, parks, community gardens, health care systems, a new police training academy, emergency services, and stunning restaurants, designed, led, and managed by women of all ages, making their mark on the city’s built environment and affecting our daily lives.
Exhibition Opening: Monday, March 2, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Center for Architecture – 536 LaGuardia Place, NY. Register at Center for Architecture
On International Women’s Day, Sunday, March 8, from 1:00-4:00 pm, the Center for Architecture will also host #WikiD, a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon organized by ArchiteXX, an organization for women in architecture. The event invites the public to contribute new pages and expand on existing information about women designers, architects, and engineers in Wikipedia, the world’s largest source of free knowledge. Similar events will be taking place from Syracuse to Sydney.
#WikiD Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Free; RSVP required