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Women of Architecture

Women of Architecture is an annual series in collaboration between the National Building Museum and the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation that celebrates the achievements of women in the field of architecture during National Women’s History Month. On March 8, 2012 the Museum hosted “Architecture and the Great Recession” the seventh annual talk in the series.

It is difficult to exaggerate the chilling effect of the economic slowdown on architecture. A panel of developers, architects, and design experts examined 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 of National Public Radio and Fox News provided opening remarks and moderated a discussion between the panelists: Shelia Cahnman, group vice president, HOK; MaryAnne Gilmartin, executive vice president, director of commercial and residential development, Forest City Ratner Companies; Cathleen McGuigan, editor-in-chief, Architectural Record; Claire Weisz, WXY Architecture + Urban Design. The event was attended by nearly 200 guests.

Learn more about the series and find video of past talks on nbm.org.

Women of Architecture: Architecture and the Great Recession, part of the Women of Architecture series, is a collaboration between the National Building Museum and the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation to celebrate Women’s History Month.


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