Built By Women

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The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation is creating the Built by Women Los Angeles map for the A’2020 Conference

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COVID-19 Update

In response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advice and state guidelines regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation is rescheduling the Built By Women Los Angeles 2020 exhibition to a later date this year.

We very much look forward to being in touch as soon as we have a new date, and in the meantime we are continuing our work for the show, and moving forward with the Built By Women Los Angeles 2020 map. We are absolutely committed to this important project and we thank you all for your support and participation in Built By Women.

We hope you and your family are staying well. For further information please contact us.

Projects Selection Announced

56 architectural, engineering, and construction projects have been selected to be exhibited at the Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles opening May 15, 2020. The projects will also be included in a designed map.

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Meet the Jury

Our panel of jurors includes Carrie Byles, Andrea Cochran, Erleen Hatfield, Judith Sheine, Cathy Simon, Deborah J. Weintraub, Claire Weisz, and Kim Yao.

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What already happened...

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Built by Women Map 2018:

A curated collection of buildings and spaces in Manhattan designed, engineered, or developed by women.

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Pioneering Women of American Architecture Website

A collection of in-depth profiles of women who have made important contributions to American architecture.


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Built by Women celebrates women’s contributions to the built environment.

In addition to recognizing and supporting the diverse women working in these professions, Built by Women provides strong role models and mentors for both current professionals and students.

Women are underrepresented in the building professions: architecture (15–18%), engineering (4.5–13.7%), and construction (2.6%). Built by Women’s goal is to change this. Increasing the number of women in science, technology, engineering, architecture and mathematics is critical to our country’s ability to compete globally.

Teams that reflect diverse skills, backgrounds, and gender identities achieve greater innovation, leading to increased economic growth.