25 March 2016

IAWA Symposium 2016

   In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) Center, the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, and University Libraries will host a two-day symposium March 25-26 on Virginia Tech’s campus featuring two special exhibitions and three speakers.


  • 30 × 30, The Cube at the Moss Arts Center, 10 am-4 pm, March 25-26
  • In addition, Special Collections, located on the ground floor of Newman Library, will display selected original items and papers from women of the IAWA archives from 10 am to 4 pm, March 25 and 26.


  • Kristine K. Fallon, Architect
    “Centrality of Information to Building”
    10 am, March 25, 2016
    Cowgill 300
  • Anna P. Sokolina, Architectural Historian, Educator, and Curator
    “Architecture Profile of the Communist Utopia”
    11 am, March 25, 2016
    Cowgill 300
  • Laura P. Spinadel, Architect
    Keynote speaker
    “Playing from the Inside. Interactions and operational randomness. A new Chapter in Vienna’s Urban History: the Campus WU”
    1 pm, March 25, 2016
    Cowgill 300

The speakers and exhibitions are free and open to the public.

In addition, the IAWA will host a special pre-symposium workshop on Wed., March 23rd from 1 pm to 4 pm in Cowgill Hall room 300. The workshop, “Gameboard of Realization,” directed by Laura P. Spinadel, will explore novel tools for negotiating and evaluating spatial qualities.

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