Friday, April 29 | 5:30-8:00, presentation from 6-7:30
AIA – Kansas City
1801 McGee, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64108
Join us for a special screening of “A Girl Is a Fellow Here”: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright. Produced by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, the film explores the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright. Writer/Director, Beverly Willis, FAIA will be speaking about the film and available for a Q&A Session.
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Beverly Willis, FAIA | President, Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation
Willis is an artist, architect, author and philanthropist. After 50 years of practice, Willis founded the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation whose mission is to expand the knowledge of women’s contribution to the built environment and uncover the lost histories of these women, so for the first time ever, they can become part of the history of architecture. And so can women practicing today. As an architect, among her well-known buildings are the San Francisco Ballet Association Building and School in the City’s Civic Center, Manhattan Village Academy High School, New York City, and the Nob Hill Court Apartments, San Francisco. Her work has been widely published. Her art and design work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York and the Honolulu Gallery of Art Museum, Hawaii. Her book, Invisible Images: The Silent Language of Architecture was published by the National Building Museum in 1997. Her civic leadership as co-founder (with editor-in-chief, Metropolis Magazine, Susan Szenasy) of Rebuild Downtown Our Town (R.Dot) after 9/11 was recognized by the American Planning Association’s Metro Chapter’s Lawrence Orton Award for Excellence in City and Regional Planning (2003).
“A Girl Is A Fellow Here” ~ 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright *
A 15-minute film produced by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation.
At a time when few architectural firms would hire women, Frank Lloyd Wright unhesitatingly employed women, giving them both training and the opportunity to practice. Ultimately, over 100 women architects and designers worked with Wright, many of them going on to remarkable careers of their own. In his studio in Oak Park and at both Taliesin Fellowships, Wright trained and practiced with women as draftsmen, designers, and fellow visionaries. “A Girl Is A Fellow Here”: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright focuses on six of those women – Marion Mahony, Isabel Roberts, Lois Gottlieb, Jane Duncombe, Eleanore Pettersen, and Read Weber. Through their work and their own words, they reveal what they gleaned from Wright and where they departed from his model. Who they were, how they came to architecture, what they learned from The Master, and where their careers ultimately took them emerge from filmed and audio interviews…and their own.
Visit www.beverlywillis.com and www.bwaf.org for more information on the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation.