The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) is calling for nominations for 2020 Built by Women. The competition recognizes the work of women architects, engineers, and contractors, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Beginning in 2014, Built by Women has helped showcase the achievements of women in the building industry who have often been overlooked. Previously, this competition was held in cities such as New York City and Washington D.C.
"Women architects and builders have been contributing to the built environment for decades, but very few have been recognized for their accomplishments," commented Cynthia Kracauer, AIA, executive director of the foundation. "With this competition, our goal is to not only showcase the work of these innovative women, but also to inspire more young women to enter these professions."
At last year's AIA Conference in NYC, 15,000 copies of the Built by Women Manhattan Map, a document highlighting all the winning projects, was distributed for free to all attendees. For Built by Women Los Angeles, a map, exhibition, and tours will also be organized to feature the selected projects.
For this competition, buildings are selected through a juried entry process which includes eight award-winning women architects and engineers. Projects led by women will be recognized for exemplary achievement in design, technology, sustainability, social import, and execution and projects with historical significance, in addition to other categories.
The deadline for nominations is October 15, 2019.
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