National Building Museum

Women of Architecture: Architecture and the Great Recession

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Architecture and the Great Recession
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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.

1.5 LU (AIA)

$12 Members; FREE Students; $20 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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