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On Collaboration & Keeping it All in Perspective: <br>A Conversation with Sara Lopergolo</br>

On Collaboration & Keeping it All in Perspective:
A Conversation with Sara Lopergolo

By Julia Gamolina Sara Lopergolo is a partner at Selldorf Architects, one of the world’s most prominent woman-owned practices. She has over 25 years of experience working internationally for Koetter Kim, Elkus Manfredi, and her own firm G and L Architects, as well as Selldorf Architects, where she currently works. In a conversation with Julia […]


On Reporters and Fronts: <br> Aravena’s 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale </br>

On Reporters and Fronts:
Aravena’s 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

By Gabrielle Printz   When the architecture world raised fury—or commenced eye-rolling—over the all-male panel that inaugurated the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice, we found ourselves confronting a familiar image. Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas and Andrew Makin were among those invited to reflect on “INFRASTRUCTURE” with chief curator Alejandro Aravena and Biennale president Paolo Baratta. As part […]


Hacking the Politics of Gender in Architecture:<br> A Documentary on Aliye Pekin Celik, from the “Old-Boys School” to the United Nations</br>

Hacking the Politics of Gender in Architecture:
 A Documentary on Aliye Pekin Celik, from the “Old-Boys School” to the United Nations

In 1970, Aliye Pekin Celik became the first woman to graduate from the Princeton University School of Architecture. This documentary film unveils a unique story of gender and architecture, showcasing Celik’s journey from her native Turkey, through a groundbreaking education at Princeton, to a post in the United Nations.* By Meral Ekincioglu, Ph.D. Watch the […]


“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 […]