Early Women of Architecture Traveling Exhibit Schedule (2015-2016)

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Women have been practicing architecture for over 135 years, yet little is known about their lives or their contributions to the profession. Here in Maryland, women have been practicing professionally for over 80 years. The Women in Architecture Committee (WIA) of AIABaltimore, in collaboration with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and Morgan State University, has embarked on a project to assemble the stories of these early women who contributed to architecture in Maryland.

The traveling exhibit showcasing the stories of these incredible women and their work.

(For all locations, we recommend calling in advance to confirm gallery is open before visiting)

​June 5-26, 2015 @ AIA Maryland Gallery www.aiamd.org

86 Maryland Ave, Annapolis MD 21401; M-F 10am-5pm (410.263.0916)

Special Programming:

  • Th, June 4 @ 6:30-8pm Opening Reception w/ special guests Shirley Kennard & Helen Staley
  • Monday, June 22 @4-6pm Exhibit Overview for American Association of University Women

July 1-Aug 28​, 2015 @ Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

10515 Mackall Rd, St Leonard MD 20685; M-Su:10am-5pm (410.586.8501)

Special Programming: www.jefpat.org/Documents/2015-EarlyWomenOfArchitectureInMDExhibit.pdf

  • Thursday, July 23 @ 7pm Speaker Series by Katie Irwin, AIA, & Jillian Storms, AIA

“Gertrude Sawyer & Rose Greely: Homage to Maryland’s Early Women Architects”


Sept 1-Oct 30​, 2015 @ AIABaltimore Gallery www.aiabaltimore.org

11½ W. Chase St, Baltimore MD 21201; M-F 9am-5pm (410.625.2585)

Special Programming:


November/December/January Exhibiting in all or some of the following locations:

Special Programming:

  • (TENTATIVE) Thursday, Nov 12@ 6-8pm Roundtable on Growing Leadership for Women

in the Design Professions (5:30pm Women In Architecture’s brief Monthly Meeting;

6pm Reception; Program begins 6:30pm)


Feb – May 2016 @ Kibel Gallery, UMD School of Arch, Planning & Preservation

1298 Mowatt Lane, College Park, MD 20742; M–Th 9am–9pm, F 9am–6pm (301.405.8000)

Special Programming:             www.arch.umd.edu/mapp/galleries

  • (TENTATIVE) Monday, February 1 @ 6:30-7:30pm Opening Reception
  • Wednesday, March 23 @ 5-6:30pm Symposium on the Contributions by Women Architects to the Modernism Movement in Maryland for Women’s History Month

MAY 19-21 @ AIA National Convention in Philadelphia (TENTATIVE)

For more information on the exhibit and upcoming events, visit our websites:

www.facebook.com/AIA.WAM and www.aiawam.com

www.aiabaltimore.org/areas-of-interest/women-in-architecture-diversity

Thank you to our 2015 Annual Sponsors for their support of AIABaltimore programs

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