Posts Tagged ‘women architects’

Tweet Two weeks ago I was at an event where I was completely inspired and utterly disappointed at the same time. Design Museum Portland screened Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture at the Hollywood Theater and by the end of it I felt like I could change the world. But I was deflated by the fact that the audience was overwhelmingly comprised of women and such few men attended. No doubt this movie is of interest to women architects, but what wasn’t obvious, apparently, is that it is of interest to, and maybe even more important for,…

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Tweet A few weeks ago, on March 31, I had the pleasure of speaking with Diane Jacobs, one of the principals behind a small firm in Downtown Phoenix called Holly Street Studio Architects that focuses on public work. Diane’s firm has done some remarkable public projects such as McCormick Ranch Railroad Park, Maryvale Poolhouse and the Core Collection at the Heard Museum.  Just recently, the firm was awarded ASU’s new Student Engagement Center tenant improvement project at the historic Post Office in Downtown. Below is part I of my video interview with Diane. Diane on the importance of officing out…

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June 23, 2010

Women in Architecture – the Big Gap

by: Taz Loomans

Tweet Recently I was approached by a colleague looking to build some LEED homes to be considered for the role of architect.  As I’m busy with other projects right now, I had to decline and he asked me if I could recommend any other women architects. I’m sad to say I was stumped!  Many of the women architects I know are working for large or medium-sized firms and wouldn’t have time to work on this.  A more appropriate fit would be a person that has her own firm and could take this project on for herself.  There are quite a…

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