The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF), a California nonprofit focused on raising the profile of female architects everywhere, is accepting nominations for the open director position. Executive director Wanda Bubriski stepped down as of Aug. 1st for her own pursuits, including research, book-writing, and starting her own institute.
The unique position requires both nonprofit and management experience, as with any nonprofit, but also a knowledge of post-1900s architectural history and women’s issues, according to a BWAF press release. With her own background, Bubriski had organized lectures, exhibits, and conferences, films, and tours all in the goal of promoting the work of women in the AEC industries.
But the content of those events wasn't just about women, it was about concrete work done in the architecture industry in which women were involved—and that benefits all architects. In June, for example, BWAF organized a lecture by Edie Weiner, president of futurist trend consultant Weiner, Edrich, Brown. Weiner "delivered the takeaway essence of every trend report you have ever come across in the past 12 months, and prioritized the bullet points," The Architect's Newspaper reported. Such topics as future-oriented prioritization would surely benefit both men and women.
Applications (cover letter and three-page curriculum vitae) and nominations are due to email@example.com, with the subject line of “BWAF Director” by Aug. 23.