Women in Architecture (WiA)

Kicking off 2021 with WiA's first committee meeting on Friday, January 15 at 8:30 am!
If you would like to receive our monthly meeting reminders, please sign up for the committee mailings in the footer of this page. Click the red button and select "Committee News - Women in Architecture". See you soon!

In 2020, Shape the Conversation programming continues with the Women in Architecture Visionary Series, Site Visits, and additional gatherings. Due to the ongoing pandemic, all events are virtual until further notice.

Let's Wine Down Holiday Style!

Saturday, December 19
8:00 pm - 9:30 CST

Join WiA for the final Wine Down of 2020 with a holiday theme while we decompress and reflect back on the year. Holiday backgrounds, outfits and accessories encouraged while we chat about architecture, current affairs, and everything else! Zoom info and option to reserve a complimentary bottle of wine will go out to the WiA mailing list. If you're not signed up yet, you can do so in the footer of this page (Newsletter and Committee Sign Up).

The Women in Architecture Committee invites you to watch their short film, A Violet Horizon
Featuring Jennifer Russo Cumberbatch
Produced by Stephanie Lemmo, Nkiru Gelles, Jes Deaver, and AIA Austin
Videography and Editing by Gustavo Bernal
Written by Jes Deaver and Jennifer Russo Cumberbatch

WiA was honored to be part of Austin Design Week 2020. Amidst the urban architecture of downtown Austin, we hosted a drive-in screening of Precise Poetry, a film about one of the 20th century’s most original and influential woman architects, Lina Bo Bardi, introduced by UT School of Architecture Professor Fernando Luiz Lara.

On May 7, 2020, the first Visionary Series event, Writing Architecture, was held virtually.

Women in Architecture is looking for projects to tour virtually in our 2020 Site Tour series! Click here to submit. Projects outside of Austin that are available for virtual tours may be considered.

Connect with WiA: We invite you to learn more about the work of Women in Architecture and encourage you to become involved. Join our email list.



To promote, validate, and illuminate the role of women within the architectural field through fostering community, fellowship, education, and outreach.



WiA Austin meets on the third Friday of every month at 8:30am.View the calendar here.

2021 Chair: Nkiru Gelles, Assoc. AIA

2021 Chair-Elect: Stephanie Lemmo, Assoc. AIA

AIA Austin Staff Liaison: Julia Brown


Thank you to our 2021 committee sponsors:









Pfluger Architects





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