SAF features “Women in Architecture” with film, panel


WomeninArchitecturePanel_2016_bluishThe Sarasota Architectural Foundation will focus on “Women in Architecture” during a film presentation and panel discussion from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the Ringling College of Art + Design’s Academic Center Auditorium, 2699 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota.

Admission is $10 for SAF members or AIA members (with ID) and $15 for nonmembers. Ringling College students and staff are admitted free.

The film is titled “A Girl is a Fellow Here: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright.”

Wright was known to hire women, with more than 100 female architects, designers and draftsmen working for him at some point over his 70-year career. He provided them with training and opportunity, said Janet Minker of the SAF, and many went on to have noteworthy careers on their own.

The film was produced by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, which has as its mission to change the culture of the design and construction industry, for women, through education and research.

Following the film, a panel discussion will feature architects Joyce Owens of Fort Myers and Tatiana White and Selma Wilson of Sarasota. The moderator is Anne-Marie Russellexecutive director of the Sarasota Museum of Art, a division of Ringling College of Art + Design.




Harold Bubil

Recipient of the 2015 Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award from the American Institute of Architects/Florida-Caribbean, Harold Bubil is real estate editor of the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Born in Newport, R.I., his family moved to Sarasota in 1958. Harold graduated from Sarasota High School in 1970 and the University of Florida in 1974 with a degree in journalism. For the Herald-Tribune, he writes and edits stories about residential real estate, architecture, green building and local development history. He also is a photographer and public speaker. Contact him via email, or at (941) 361-4805.
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