Judith Edelman, A “Firebrand for Women in Architecture, Dies at 91

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New Settlement Community Campus; NYC (2012) / Dattner Architects and Edelman Sultan Knox Wood

 

By Karissa Rosenfield
October 20, 2014, Arch Daily

Judith Edelman, FAIA, an American architect and feminist who hoped to rid architecture of its “gentleman’s club” status, has passed away at 91. Starting her career in an era when hiring “girls” wasn’t the norm, Edelman’s work to elevate women in architecture has paved the way for many of today’s leading architects; She was the first woman ever elected to the executive committee of the AIA’s New York chapter and she helped co-found the Alliance of Women in Architecture in 1972. Read more…

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