Thanks to Bob Borson for posting this great article on his blog featuring hMa founding partner Victoria Meyers architect.
Digital Water i-Pavilion (Battery Park City Community Center) currently under construction in Manhattan, NY click here to see more photos of Digital Water Pavilion on www.hanrahanmeyers.com. Post: Victoria Meyers architect
Here is an excerpt from the post click here to read the full post :
"I have resisted writing a post about notable architects who happen to be women for a long time. Partially because these lists can be found on other websites that are most likely better researched and organized, but mostly I’ve held off because I’d like to think that a good architect is not defined by gender or that being a good architect and a woman isn’t a singularly special occurrence. I can’t presume to understand the nuances that come along with being a female working in this profession – it’s not just about sitting in an office with co-workers who respect your abilities regardless of gender. It’s about all the other aspects of being a practicing architect where challenges present themselves. I can’t recall having ever worked with a female contractor – what would it be like on a job site? Would a female architect have to endure (or enjoy) the same relentless number of fishing and hunting stories that I hear (despite the fact that I don’t hunt or fish)? I don’t know but I assume the tenor of the typical job site conversation would be different – not more
or less respectful, just different. It could be the little things like the type of shoes someone chooses to wear. Does that really matter? Probably not but I can bet you that the construction worker who has never noticed what shoes his wife is wearing would notice what is on the feet of a female architect visiting the site."
Paraphrasing Borson's review of hMa principal Victoria Meyers architect in his post: 'Ms. Meyers has been the principal designer on a number of award-winning architectural projects with her firm, hanrahan Meyers architects, including public buildings, green urban designs, and award-winning residences.'
In addition to hMa principal Victoria Meyers, six other architects are reviewed in the post, including two Priztker Prize winners: Kazuyo Sejima, and Zaha Hadid. The post includes Marion Griffan, Jeanne Gang, Julia Morgan, Denise Scott Brown, and Julie Eisenberg.