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“In and Out of [fresh/waste/hot] Water”: <br>Lynda H. Schneekloth and Julie Barrett O’Neill Lecture at the University of Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning</br>

“In and Out of [fresh/waste/hot] Water”:
Lynda H. Schneekloth and Julie Barrett O’Neill Lecture at the University of Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning

By Micaela Barker Lynda H. Schneekloth, Professor Emerita from the University of Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, and Julie Barrett O’Neill, General Counsel for the Buffalo Sewer Authority who oversees the implementation of the Authority’s $93 million green infrastructure combined sewer overflow reduction program, are two of Buffalo’s strongest advocates for the accessibility and […]


The ArchiteXX Reader’s Guide to Media Coverage of Zaha Hadid

The ArchiteXX Reader’s Guide to Media Coverage of Zaha Hadid

We were greatly saddened by the sudden loss of one of the strongest voices in contemporary architecture. As respected as she was shrouded by controversy, we wanted to give you the tools to cut through the vast number of articles, commentary, and tributes to Dame Zaha Hadid on the occasion of her untimely passing. Don’t […]


Redefining Success: A Conversation with Irina Schneid

Redefining Success: A Conversation with Irina Schneid

By Julia Gamolina  Irina Schneid is a registered architect, adjunct assistant professor, founder and principal of SCH+ARC Studio, and a new mother. Based in New York, Irina has lectured and taught internationally. Recent appointments include Barnard and Columbia Colleges’ Department of Architecture, Pratt Institute, Temple University, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in […]


Michele Gorman’s This is My House of Green Grass: <br>The Raw Retrieval of the Civil War</br>

Michele Gorman’s This is My House of Green Grass:
The Raw Retrieval of the Civil War

Photography by Ashley Simone The weekend of May 23, 2015, Green-Wood Cemetery commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a variety of exhibitions and events honoring this important period in American history. One such program was the installation of This is My House of Green Grass: The Raw Retrieval of the Civil War, […]


Teaching Architecture & Gender:</br>Why We’re Still Not Getting it Right

Teaching Architecture & Gender:
Why We’re Still Not Getting it Right

By Catherine W. Zipf To those who pooh-pooh the idea that architects need to study gendered spaces, I offer this challenge: find a building that doesn’t have a bathroom. Bathrooms are the quintessential gendered space. They are the most common gendered space we encounter on a regular basis. They are also chameleons in that regard; many bathrooms change […]


How She Got There: <br>A Conversation with Vivian Lee</br>

How She Got There:
A Conversation with Vivian Lee

The first in an eventual series on mentorship, with mentors.  By Julia Gamolina Vivian Lee is the only female Associate Partner at Richard Meier & Partners in the firm’s fifty-two-year history. Having lived and practiced abroad extensively, Lee brings an extraordinary diversity of experiences to her twenty-four years as an architect. She has worked on […]


Feminism and Architecture: <br>Rebuttal to Deborah Richmond</br>

Feminism and Architecture:
Rebuttal to Deborah Richmond

by Marta Rodriguez Deborah Richmond’s recent account of her experience attending the Parsons School of Constructed Environments conference, “Feminism and Architecture,” featured in last month’s Journal of Architectural Education made several interesting conclusions based on what she perceived as the weakness of the conference and of the impact of women in architecture. Deborah argues that […]


ArchiteXX, Parlour and n-ails Awarded
Wikipedia Project and Event Grant to Profile
Women Architects on Wikipedia

New York– May 1, 2015 $14k Wikipedia Project and Event Grants (PEG) awarded to three collaborating organizations–New York-based ArchiteXX, Melbourne-based Parlour, and Berlin-based n-ails–for an initiative to contribute more profiles of women architects to Wikipedia, one of the world’s most widely-consulted research databases. The project, “More Female Architects on Wikipedia,” addresses the very limited presence of women […]


Private Choices, Public Spaces <br> Exhibition Review

Private Choices, Public Spaces
Exhibition Review

Sub_teXXt Editor Shea Gilligan interviewed Architects Lori Brown and Kimberly Tate about the recent exhibit and design action, Private Choices, Public Spaces held in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and Sheila Aronson Galleries at Parson’s The New School for Design. The exhibit displayed the results of a call for designs to reimagine the public-private interface along the fence […]


The American Institute of Architects</br>and the Question of Ethics: A Call to Action

The American Institute of Architects
and the Question of Ethics: A Call to Action

By Susana Torre For an architect, one of the most soul-chilling exhibits in Berlin’s Topography of Terror history museum, located in the former Gestapo headquarters, is a photo documenting a presentation by several architects of their models for proposed extermination camps. Clearly, no code of ethics inhibited those architects from undertaking such designs for the […]