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Unknown New York - The City That Women Built” Documentary and Panel Discussion

A short documentary by filmmaker Beverly Willis, FAIA and panel discussion about the film and women in architecture led by KCRW’s design and architecture critic, Frances Anderton. $15 (1.5 hrs)

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Women have been designing, engineering, planning and building at all levels of practice in architecture, yet women are woefully underrepresented in the written history of the profession. To bring recognition of women’s contributions to the built environment, Beverly Willis, FAIA, wrote and directed Unknown New York: The City That Women Built. This twenty minute documentary presents selected Manhattan NY projects designed, engineered, or developed by women. With dazzling color images and a historical narrative, Unknown New York celebrates the contributions of the women that have shaped the rich and complex urban fabric of this great city.

Following the screening and using the film as a basis, a panel representing three generations of women architects practicing on both coasts, moderated by KCRW’s Frances Anderton, will discuss the challenges faced as women working in a predominately male profession over the years, issues specific to women currently working in the profession, and the mission and responsibility to advance the knowledge and recognition of women’s contributions to American architecture.

Panelists include Beverly Willis, FAIA, architect and founder of The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation in New York City; Audrey Matlock, FAIA, Principal at Audrey Matlock__Architect in New York City; and Elizabeth Mahlow, PE, Principal at Nous Engineering in Los Angeles. Frances Anderton is host of DnA: Design and Architecture, a weekly radio show broadcast on 89.9 KCRW public radio station in Los Angeles.

This event qualifies for AIA CES Learning Units.


Things to Know

This event is for all ages.
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office, adjacent to the Palm Springs Art Museum's North Parking Lot.
Ample free public parking is available in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.


Event Check-in Location

Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Photo Credits: Beverly Willis, FAIA, Elizabeth Mahlow, PE, Principal at Nous Engineering, Audrey Matlock, FAIA, Principal at Audrey Matlock__Architect, Chelsea Modern, New York, NY, (2009) Audrey Matlock__Architect, Photograph by AM__A, Frances Anderton, Silvertop Residence, Architect John Lautner, (1957-1974) restoration (2017) Barbara Bestor Architecture and Nous Engineering


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