A Tour of the "Early Women of Architecture in Maryland” Exhibit

posted Jun 21, 2016, 7:10 AM by Bill Marzella   [ updated Jun 21, 2016, 7:11 AM ]
Women have professionally contributed to the design of architecture in Maryland for the last 80 years. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Baltimore Chapter, in collaboration with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and Morgan State University, embarked on a project to assemble the stories of women pioneers in the profession. Join the Latrobe Chapter for a tour of this travelling exhibit, entitled: Early Women of Architecture in Maryland, which is currently on view at the University of Maryland for a limited time.

The exhibit showcases twelve extraordinary women, covering the period from the 1920s to the 1960s, and features images of many projects built throughout Maryland as well as some in Washington DC. Jillian Storms, AIA, the exhibit’s curator, will share how the effort was organized and developed into a comprehensive exhibit. She will give a tour through the exhibit and highlight some of unusual research discoveries as well as additional findings since the exhibit’s completion.

The exhibit is not to be missed; its unique design speaks to the elegance and strength of these women whose stories are one of perseverance and determination and serve as an inspiration today.

Jillian Storms, AIA
, organized the research for the “Early Women of Architecture in Maryland” project and curated the exhibit. She once served as Chair of the Women in Architecture Committee of AIA Baltimore, as President of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, and as co-chair of the Friends of Maryland Olmsted Parks & Landscapes’ Inventory and Research Committee. She has a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor’s in Urban Studies and Planning at Goucher College. Currently, she serves on the AIA Baltimore Board of Directors and is a School Facilities Architect for the Maryland State Department of Education. On hand will be Sadie Dempsey, Exhibit Designer and undergraduate architecture alumna from University of Maryland. She currently works as a designer for KGP Design Studio and her goals, like the firm’s, aim to empower people through connectivity and education. She was involved in the ongoing process of this exhibit from the research with Morgan State students to the final production stages.

Kibel Gallery in the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture at 3835 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20742. Enter from Mowatt Lane entrance. Free parking in Lot 1 at the northwest corner of the intersection of Campus Drive and Mowatt Lane.

See attached flyer for registration information. Day-of registrants are welcome! Please email Elizabeth Milnarik (elizabeth_milnarik@nps.gov) to find out if tour is full.  Light refreshments will be provided. 1.5 AIA CES credits available
Bill Marzella,
Jun 21, 2016, 7:12 AM