Crashing the Boys' Club
In the 45 years since Denise Scott Brown came on the scene, female architects have come a long way. Or have they? An essay by Sarah Williams Goldhagen investigates the serious obstacles that remain.
Photo courtesy Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates
Slide Show: Women's Voices / Women's Work
RECORD asked a number of women architects to comment on their experiences in the profession. View a slide show of their work and read comments from Ann Beha, Louise Braverman, Sharon Davis, Toshiko Mori, and many others.
The Strong Silent Type Studio Odile Decq Rennes, France
For a contemporary art center, an architect plays with light and transparency to create a new home for the collection as well as an experience for discovering it.
Vertical Intergration Gigon / Guyer Architekten Zurich
At 413 feet, Zurich's tallest building is emblematic of a neighborhood's delicate balancing act—once an industrial district, it is being transformed into a business and design hub.
Poetic Justice Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects Austin, Texas
An innovative pinwheel plan brings daylight into a rugged cubic building that strengthens the public realm's imprint in a historic part of the Texas capital.
House On Ravine Edge Shim-Sutcliffe Architects Toronto
Shim-Sutcliffe Architects' House On Ravine Edge is a series of low pavilions that make the most of Toronto's unusual terrain.
Photo courtesy Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
CMA CGM Headquarters Zaha Hadid Architects Marseilles, France
Zaha Hadid's first tower, completed in September 2011 for container-shipping company CMA CGM, is visible beyond low-rise buildings in Marseilles's Grands-Carmes district.
The era in which it seemed possible to regard the work of Mies van der Rohe as a product of pure geometry untouched by mortal concerns on its journey from his brain to physical reality has happily passed. Never, though, has a single work been examined in such intricate and fascinating human detail as is his iconic New York tower in Phyllis Lambert's Building Seagram, a comprehensive account of the building's inspiration, design, construction, and preservation.