Women in Architecture Forum & Awards

November 2, 2018

New York, NY

Award Recipients

Elizabeth Diller Upali Nanda Ellen Dunham-Jones Lisa Iwamoto Peggy Deamer

2018 Award Recipients


Elizabeth Diller

Elizabeth Diller
Design Leader

A founding partner of New York-based firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Diller was the only architect named to Time Magazine’s 2018 list of 100 influential people. She has received numerous awards throughout her career, including a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, and she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She received her B.Arch from The Cooper Union and is a professor at Princeton University School of Architecture.

Upali Nanda

Upali Nanda

Director of Research and Associate Principal at HKS, in Detroit, she earned her PhD from Texas A&M University, Masters from Singapore and Bachelors from India. In 2015 she was recognized as one of the 10 most influential people in Healthcare Design by the Healthcare Design Magazine. Her research on human health and systemic wellbeing ranges from neuroesthetics to hard ROI studies; from visual art to campus design. Published in both peer-reviewed journals and main stream media, Upali is a book author, lecturer and crusader for research integration into the practice of architecture.

Ellen Dunham-Jones

Ellen Dunham-Jones

Dunham-Jones is currently the director of Georgia Tech School of Architecture’s urban design program. Between 2000 and 2009, she led Georgia Tech’s architecture program, and has also taught at the University of Virginia, MIT and various institutions internationally. Dunham-Jones, who received her M.Arch from Princeton University, is the co-author of Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs.

Lisa Iwamoto
New Generation Leader

An architect who worked in structural engineering, Iwamoto co-founded San Francisco architecture office, IwamotoScott Architecture. The firm was chosen as one of the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices in 2007 and won a RECORD Design Vanguard award in 2011. Iwamoto received a BS in structural engineering from the University of Colorado and an M.Arch with distinction from Harvard University. She is a professor at the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design.

Peggy Deamer

Peggy Deamer

She is the founding principal of Deamer, Architects and is a professor at Yale University School of Architecture. She founded The Architecture Lobby, a non-profit advocacy group, in 2013 to fight for the value of architecture and architects, and push for greater labor rights and equity in the field. She has published numerous articles, and contributed to and edited several books on the subject.


Reception Sponsors
American Institute of Steel Construction Ornamental Metal Institute of New York Steel Institute

Supporting Sponsors
3 Form ABC Stone AIA Cast Connex Centria Hoover Microdesk NTMA Rieder Think Wood USG Ceilings Plus

Patron Firms
ennead gensler HKS KPF SOM