Lecture: Pioneering Woman Architect to Present Film

October 15th, 2010

Pioneering architect Beverly Willis, FAIA, kicks off the annual Centerbrook Architecture Series with a screening and discussion of her film “A Girl is a Fellow Here: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright.” The 20-minute film documents the legendary Wright’s little known legacy of hiring and mentoring women. Today women represent approximately 50 percent of the enrollment in architecture schools, although a much lower percentage of practicing architects. The American Institute of Architects reports that women represent 15 percent of their registered architect members.

Her presentation is on Friday, October 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Essex Meadows Auditorium on 30 Bokum Road in Essex (http://www.essexmeadows.com/directions/). Admission is free, call (860) 767-1560 to register. Now in its third year, the Centerbrook Architecture Series is hosted by the Essex Library and Centerbrook Architects.

Photo by Via Bulatao