Beyond The Pritzker: Women, Architecture, And The Politics of Family Leave

By Nancy Levinson, Places Journal
July 30, 2013

Recently I moderated a panel on leadership at a symposium organized by the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The Missing 32% was prompted by a stubborn statistic: “women represent about 50% of students enrolled in architecture programs but only 18% of licensed architects.” The event was sold out, and on a cloudless day in June a couple of hundred people crowded into a windowless auditorium at California College of the Arts. Which actually was no surprise, for lately the subject of the status of women in architecture — long dismissed as unnecessary, essentialist, unfashionable — has bounded back onto the agenda. More …

Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Mid-century Modern Tour

Tour five beautiful examples of West Coast Modernism, all built between 1950 and 1970. Included are a 1960 Harold Semmens home with a 2001 Jim Heinmiller Architect AIBC renovation; a 1968 home by Don Fairbrother Retired Architect; a 1956 Robert McKee house with a 2007 Nick Milkovich Architect AIBC rehabilitation; a 1954 Lewis Construction house in Edgemont Village; and a remarkable Fred Hollingsworth house in the Lower British Properties that is on the West Vancouver Heritage Inventory. It takes place Saturday, August 17 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. The bus tour is already sold out, but you can still sign up for the self-guided tour ($85, vehicle recommended). Afterwards, there will be a wine and cheese reception from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Vandusen Gardens. Tour tickets will be mailed out the first week of August, along with an illustrative map of the tour stops (you will still need a Vancouver street map for navigation). To sign up, contact VHF Administrative Assistant Jen Baynes (604-264-9642 #301) or click here to go online.

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