In the Details: Women's History at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
PAFA was the earliest institution to admit female students for study, even ahead of European schools during the mid- to late-1800s.
The school’s efforts toward gender equity didn’t stop there. As chronicled by our friends at Accidentally Wes Anderson, PAFA also broke barriers in anatomical drawing for women, and hiring their first full-time female professor, Cecilia Beaux, who was one of the most sought after portraitists of her time.
The inconsistencies in how male artists were treated compared to women was not lost on Beaux, regardless of her success. Beaux once expressed her hope that the time drew near “when the term ‘Women in Art’ will be as strange-sounding a topic as ‘Men in Art’ would be now.”
Implementing the Framework for Design Excellence
Senior Principal Prem Sundharam, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, will join AIA Arizona for a webinar on implementation of the AIA's Framework for Design Excellence.
Semillas y Raices: The Future of Farming Communities
Architecture at Zero 2022 Merit Award winner, Semillas y Raices, models a community to meet housing demands where workers establish roots in their own space.
Integrating Technologies to Bring History to Life: A Krishna Story
We were engaged by The Cleveland Museum of Art, a long-time client, to bring to life the compelling story of a particular artifact in the archives – the “Cleveland Krishna.”
Priorities for Laboratory Environments: Flexibility
Easily adaptable lab environments bring new possibilities to ever-changing research requirements, elevating the case for flexible design.
The Past to Present: Accessibility and Universal Design
A brief review of how accessible design came to the practice of architecture--and how it informs universal design principles today.