To acknowledge Women's History Month each year and celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of women in the field of architecture, the National Building Museum (NBM) in Washington, D.C., holds a special Women of Architecture lecture series during the month of March. A collaboration between NBM and the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF), the program has featured lectures by women architects, professors, and architecture school deans.
On March 8, Toshiko Mori, FAIA, founder and principal of Toshiko Mori Architect will discuss her work in the presentation "Role Models and Paradigm Shifts: Frank, Paul, Marcel, and Me"—including the creation of the Visitors Center at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, N.Y. The program runs from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Pre-paid registration is required; register and purchase tickets here.
A viewing of the 15-minute-long documentary A Girl is a Fellow Here: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright, written and directed by Beverly Willis, will precede Mori's program. History acknowledges few women architects in the practice of Frank Lloyd Wright. The film explores Wright's willingness to employ women in his firm at a time when it was rarely done, traces the post-Taliesin careers of these women, and studies the influence Wright may have had on their work. The NBM has posted on its site "The Making of A Girl is a Fellow Here," an interview with Beverly Willis about the genesis of the documentary and the background research she conducted. Read the interview here.