The Grand Canyon is one of the best known and visited national parks in the USA. Perhaps what is less known is that a woman architect designed the buildings that serve the visitors of this great site. Many romantic, rustic stone and timber structures there look like they could have been built by native pueblo or were there when explorers discovered the canyon. Actually, they were designed intentionally in from.
Hart Wright Architects working with a team recently designed the College Hill Learning Garden in Bernal Heights. The client is the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, SFPUC. The goals of the project are to educate about the earth systems and to encourage sustainable design for thriving life. This project aims to demonstrate the who, where, what, why, how, wherefore and joy of sustainable infrastructure and sustainable best practices to K-5.
Our project is listed for sale and got a great write up in SF Curbed. You can see the link to Curbed here!, and also please take a look at the official listing here.
On October 13th, 2012, the AIA hosted a panel discussion on women in architecture. The discussion was centered on the statistic that although 50% of architecture students are women, only 18% of them are licensed architects. The main questions with regard to this statistic that were the basis of the event were, 1. is this a problem, and 2. if it is a problem what needs to be done to.