The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) is pleased to announce that it will host its annual Leadership Awards Gala honoring six firms and individuals on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street in New York City.
Contributors, supporters and friends of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation will gather for a specially curated experience in celebration of firms and individuals supporting, promoting and retaining female talent in the design and construction fields. Richard T. Anderson, president emeritus of the New York Building Congress will serve as the master of ceremonies for the evening’s program. The 2017 Leadership Awards will be presented at the gala in the following categories:
Foundation Award: Gregory A. Kelly, P.E. President and CEO, U.S. and Latin America, WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff
Keystone Award: Raymond P. Daddazio, President, Thornton Tomasetti
Pillar Award: Marilyn Jordan Taylor, FAIA, Professor of Architecture & Urban Design and Former Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Oculus Award: Dolores Hayden, Professor of Architecture, Urbanism and American Studies, Yale University
Scroll Award: Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record
Tribune Award: Rosa Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects, President-Elect, AIA San Francisco
Guests will enjoy gourmet food items, cocktails and music throughout the evening while networking with fellow industry professionals.
For more information or to register, please email Cynthia Kracauer at email@example.com or (212) 577-1200.
The Beverly Willis Architecture foundation (BWAF) is working to change the culture of the building industry so that women’s work, whether in contemporary practices or historical narratives, is acknowledged, respected and valued. BWAF achieves its mission by documenting women’s work, educating the public and transforming industry practice through collaborations with museums, professional organizations and other groups in the areas of architecture, design, landscape, engineering, technology, real estate and construction. BWAF is a national research and educational non-profit 501(c) (3) organization.
BWAF’s core programs include education, historical and contemporary research, and outreach. BWAF’s programs and initiatives include Built by Women (BxW), which promotes a greater understanding of the diverse and broad roles of women in shaping the spaces where we live and work, museum programs, films and tours, the industry Leader’s Roundtable, and other collaborations, all of which support the many women working in the built environment.