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All Those Other Skills: Iben Falconer on Connecting the Dots and Knowing Your Value

All Those Other Skills: Iben Falconer on Connecting the Dots and Knowing Your Value

By Julia Gamolina Iben Falconer is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation. Prior to joining Columbia, she was an Associate and the Business Development Director, Americas for BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group from 2010-2016. During her tenure, the NYC office grew from 13 to 200 employees, […]


Sisters, Architects: <br> Laura and Sophie Hochhäusl on Sharing Knowledge and Engaging in Conversation

Sisters, Architects:
Laura and Sophie Hochhäusl on Sharing Knowledge and Engaging in Conversation

By Julia Gamolina, cover photo by Pia Clodi Both trained as architects, sisters Laura and Sophie Hochhäusl are now in distinctly different corners of the field. Sophie is an architectural historian – currently the Frieda L. Miller Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies at Harvard University, and appointed Assistant Professor at the University […]


Intuition and Humor: <br> Lorena Del Rio on Facing Her Fears

Intuition and Humor:
Lorena Del Rio on Facing Her Fears

By Julia Gamolina Lorena del Río is an architect, co-founder of RICA* STUDIO based in New York and Madrid, and an Assistant Professor at the Cooper Union. Her academic research stems from an interdisciplinary approach to design where architecture, art, and material research meet to promote emotional well-being. Lorena is educated at the Polytechnic University […]


Saying Yes : <br>Renee Holsopple Glick on Management and Opportunity

Saying Yes :
Renee Holsopple Glick on Management and Opportunity

By Julia Gamolina Renee Holsopple Glick is the Director of Retail and a Senior Associate at A+I, where she has worked on projects for brands like Vince, Worth New York and W by Worth, Ketra, and Under Armour. Prior to her current position, she worked in the shop at the University of Pennsylvania, and as […]


Communication, Independence, and Timing: <br>Elaine Molinar on Her Years With Snøhetta

Communication, Independence, and Timing:
Elaine Molinar on Her Years With Snøhetta

By Julia Gamolina Elaine Molinar is Snøhetta’s Managing Partner. Having been with the firm since the very beginning, she has worked on the Alexandria Library, the Oslo Opera House, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, and was one of the key people in setting up Snøhetta’s practice in New York City. In her conversation with […]


Bit by Bit: <br>Hayes Slade on Persistence and Risk-Taking

Bit by Bit:
Hayes Slade on Persistence and Risk-Taking

By Julia Gamolina Hayes Slade is an architect, a founding principal at Slade Architecture, and a mother of four. She is also the upcoming 2019 AIA NY President. In addition to her work at her practice and the AIA, she teaches at Parsons the New School for Design. Hayes brings amulti-faceted background to her design work; she has a […]


Introducing Madame Architect: <br>Conversations on Finding Your Place and Hitting Your Stride</br>

Introducing Madame Architect:
Conversations on Finding Your Place and Hitting Your Stride

by Julia Gamolina Editor’s Note: ArchiteXX is thrilled to be starting 2018 with our second guest editor, Julia Gamolina, who will take the reins for the next couple of months to showcase names to know and practical advice for growing careers at all stages in practice and academia.   While the lack of women in […]


The Birth of the Clinic

The Birth of the Clinic

An outro by your guest editors, feminist architecture collaborative. Architecture is a bodily concern. As researchers, we aim to see the particular contours and positions that gender environments, experiences, and the physical sites of the body-object and bodied subject. These designed operations find expression across scales: We’ve traced the construction of virginity from the global […]


A UTOPIAN FUTURIST FEMINIST ARCHICOMIXX

A UTOPIAN FUTURIST FEMINIST ARCHICOMIXX

text and illustrations by Bika Rebek with assistance from Marisa Musing ON ARCHITECTURE AND COMIXX This is the first comic book I have made in over a decade, and it is exciting to see how storytelling has changed through readily available tools today, between gifs, blogs, and the infinite scroll. Before I decided to study […]


Dispersed Practice

Dispersed Practice

by Joyce Hwang Where and how does creative work take place? Where does one situate oneself to practice architecture? This may seem like a simple question with an obvious answer, as we are conditioned to assume that an architect must work in her office, where she “hangs up her shingle.” Yet, for many of us, […]