On October 26, 2022, the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee hosted an inspiring panel discussion with some of the featured architects in The Women Who Changed Architecturea recent publication of the Princeton Architectural Press. We were honored to have Nicole Dosso, FAIA, Vice President of Design and Construction, Vornado Realty Trust; Jill Lerner, FAIA, Principal, KPF; and Claire Weisz, FAIA, Founding Partner WXY. Suchi Reddy, AIA, Founding Principal, Reddymade, led the discussion as our moderator.

The panelists shared their experiences on an extraordinary breadth of work ranging from university campuses in Shanghai, the iconic One World Trade Center, and planning efforts to improve the pedestrian experience in New York City. They all spoke on efforts towards pay equity, mentorship, and elevating women in the field. It was incredibly motivating to learn about their accomplishments, and how they have indeed Rocked the World, Raised the Roof (Floor), and Innovated for a Better World! Thanks to Suchi Reddy for masterfully weaving their stories together and having them speak from their hearts on topics dear to them.

Thank you to our audience for your support, interest, and challenging questions (and for buying the book!). We had a raffle, and one lucky winner walked away with a free copy of The Women Who Changed Architecture! We were delighted that Jill, Claire, and Nicole generously autographed copies of the book for our attendees. We look forward to seeing everyone at the next WIA event!