December 6, 2022AIANY WIA Girls Build!
This Fall saw the return of the Girls Build! program after a long hiatus due to the pandemic; 21 girls from the ages of 11-15 joined volunteers from Women in Architecture in creating their own projects and building a model to see their ideas come to life. Kerry Nolan, WIA Advisory Board member, and Maja Paklar provided inspiration and presented projects to the group to show them the breadth of project types that they had worked on. Maggie Holsinger talked to the group about her path to architecture. Before digging into their models, the girls asked questions of the architects ranging from questions about the different education paths available to inquiries about the projects. Mindy No joined the group as well offering advice on model building and encouraging the girls to talk about their projects. After diligently working on their models the girls presented their work to the group; projects spanned a wide range of building types from an observatory (complete with a Saranwrap dome!) to a domed monument to a tree house. A special thanks to Mary Lib, the Youth Programs Manager at the Center for Architecture, without her help this program would not be possible! A great time was had by all and we look forward to continuing our work with the Center for Architecture next year.