Architectural Record’s Women in Architecture Forum & Awards

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Architectural Record’s Women in Architecture Forum & Awards
Presented by Annabelle Selldorf, Amanda Williams, Julie Bargmann, Deborah Berke and Tamara Begay

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain how architecture can serve as a catalyst for positive social change.
  2. List different ways that the built environment can foster health and well-being.
  3. Describe how architectural education has evolved in response to the demands of the changing profession.
  4. Discuss urban design solutions for the most pressing issues facing US cities today.


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Five practitioners discuss the driving forces of their careers. Whether they explore innovation in cultural and civic projects, transmit knowledge through architectural education, advocate for equity in the field, these architects have deployed their skills and advanced the profession through varied means.

2021 Award Recipients


 Julie Bargmann, Innovator is the founder of landscape architecture firm D.I.R.T. in Charlottesville, Virginia, Bargmann is widely recognized for her remediation of former industrial sites, including her award-winning project for the Urban Outfitters headquarters in the Philadelphia Navy Yard and Vintondale Reclamation Park, a formerly toxic area in Pennsylvania devastated by acid mine drainage.


 Tamarah Begay, Activist is the first woman in the Navajo nation to become a registered architect, Begay founded the Indigenous Design Studio + Architecture nine years ago and works with with Native American tribes to connect culture, language and tradition through design and planning. She also teaches at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico.


 Deborah Berke, Educator/Mentor is the first woman to be dean of Yale School of Architecture, Berke has worked to increase diversity among students and faculty, provide more financial aid, and more deeply engage the community around Yale and across the globe. She is also the founder of Deborah Berke Partners in New York.


 Annabelle Selldorf, Design Leader runs the 65-person firm Selldorf Architects in New York, is noted for her designs for galleries and cultural institutions, particularly her sensitive approach to reimagining historic structures. She is currently working on a major enhancement to Manhattan’s Frick Collection, and her firm recently won a design competition to lead a team on a suite of projects to upgrade the National Gallery in London.


 Amanda Williams, New Generation Leader is a Chicago-based visual artist, trained as an architect, whose installation work often probes the impact of race on the urban realm. She was one of ten designers and artists commissioned for last spring’s exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, “Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America.


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Originally published in November 2021