Northwest Women in Design

Northwest Women in Design
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join Docomomo US/WEWA in exploring the work and lives of women in design in the Pacific Northwest.

Women working in architecture and the allied fields in western Washington during the modern era have gained some recognition for their contributions, but still are often a secondary and underrepresented story to their male counterparts. In addition to putting their stamp on the region through their design work, women professionals in this period also headed their own firms, were advocates for issues facing the region, including housing and historic preservation. They also served their disciplines and communities through professional organizations, review boards, and other service efforts. In addition to these pioneering careers, carving out a place for women within the building professions, many of these women balanced their work with active private lives, raising families and participating in various community activities.

Our presenter is Kristin Potterton, a second year Ph.D. student in the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments program and a structural engineer. This past summer, under the guidance of UW Architecture Professor and Docomomo US/WEWA Board member and past president Tyler Sprague, Kristin researched and documented the work and lives of some of these women, including Elizabeth Ayer, Mary Lund Davis, Jane Hastings, Audrey Van Horne, Jean Young, and Irene McGowan. Kristin will present her research in this online program. Learn more about Kristin and the project in this blog post.

DATE: Thursday, November 10, 2022
TIME: 7:00 to 8:00 PM  (The program starts at 7:00 pm and will last about 50 minutes followed by a 10 minute Q & A. The event will end by 8:00 pm.)
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Sign up in advance to gain online access. Click here to register on Zoom.
(After registering you’ll receive a confirmation email from Zoom with information about joining the online program.)

Docomomo US/WEWA’s programs are partially supported by a 4Culture Preservation Sustained Support grant.

Image: Kristin Potterton

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