Fulton Center, one of the many female-led projects at the exhibit
To mark Women’s History Month, a new exhibit at the Center for Architecture will showcase the work of more than 100 female architects, landscape architects, and engineers across the five boroughs. Built by Women New York City (BxW NYC) is a project of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, which started accepting nominations for outstanding female-led design last fall and received 350 submissions.
Among the 98 sites celebrated at the show are the Pepsi Cola Corporate Headquarters on Park Avenue, designed in the 1960s by Natalie de Blois of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; the new Fulton Center, the work of more than two dozen women; and the High Line, another collaborative effort of many females.
The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation was founded in 2002 “to change the culture of the building industry so that women’s work, whether in contemporary practices or historical narratives, is acknowledged, respected and valued.” The foundation hopes BxW NYC will become a prototype for similar national exhibits. The show is currently on view at the Center for Architecture, where it will remain until April 11th. More details are available here.
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