Five leading women will be recognized for their design leadership by the Women in Architecture Forum & Awards next month. Now in its second year, the program, presented by Architectural Record magazine, announced the honored women across five categories.
Billie Tsien, founding partner of Tod Williams Billie Tsien, New York, will be recongized for being a Design Leader for having significant built work and influence.
Meejin Yoon, principal and co-founder, Howeler + Yoon Architecture, Boston, and head of the department of architecture at M.I.T., will be awarded the Generation Leader for rising in the profession.
Anna Dyson, professor of design, technology and theory at the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and founding director of the Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology (CASE), will be named Innovator, for making a mark in innovative design and building technolog.
Pat Sapinsley, managing director of Cleantech Initiatives at New York University's Urban Future Lab, will win the Activist category, for using her skills for effecting change in the public realm.
Marilyn Jordan Taylor, dean of the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, is receiving the Educator award for helping the advancement of women.
The winners were selected by a jury comprised of Rosalie Genevro, executive director, the Architectural League; critic Sarah Williams Goldhagen; Jill Lerner, principal, KPF; Mark Lamster, architecture critic, The Dallas Morning News; and Mark Regulinski, managing director, SOM.