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Architecture and the Great Recession

Women of Architecture

March 8, 2012   6:30 - 8:00 pm


Women of Architecture: Architecture and the Great Recession
Original photo by Flickr user nuria.mpascual.

It is difficult to exaggerate the chilling effect of the economic slowdown on architecture. A panel of developers, architects, and design experts examines how the building industry is responding to profound challenges created by the current recession and how the building industry is responding to the prolonged economic downturn. Mara Liasson, Fox News and NPR, provides opening remarks and then moderates a discussion among the following panelists:

  • Shelia Cahnman, group vice president, HOK 
  • MaryAnne Gilmartin, executive vice president,  director of commercial & residential development, Forest City Ratner Companies
  • Cathleen McGuigan, editor-in-chief, Architectural Record 
  • Claire Weisz, WXY Architecture + Urban Design

This is the seventh annual Women of Architecture program presented by the National Building Museum, in collaboration with the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF). The series celebrates women in the building industry during Women’s History Month.

BWAF is a national research and educational non-profit organization that is working to change the culture of the building industry so that women’s work, whether in contemporary practices or within historical narratives, is acknowledged and valued.

Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 LU (AIA)

Members: $12.00
Students: $FREE
Public: $20.00

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