Women in Architecture Forum & Awards

November 2, 2018

New York, NY

Award Recipients

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

Sponsorship Information

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Reception Sponsors


aiscThe American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. www.aisc.org

AutodeskAutodesk®, Inc. is a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software to help customers experience their ideas digitally before they are built. Autodesk Architecture, Engineering, and Construction solutions help architects, engineers, builders and owners improve the way they design, build, and manage projects. Leading AEC firms use Autodesk model-based design and construction solutions, together with integrated building energy analysis tools, to help owners better understand how changes and improvements will affect energy use, payback, emissions, and utility costs throughout the building lifecycle, in addition to providing hard-cost savings during conceptual design and pre-construction. For additional information, visit www.autodesk.com.

ornamental metal The Ornamental Metal Institute of New York is a not-for-profit association created to advance the interests of the architectural, ornamental, and miscellaneous metal industries. The Institute sponsors programs to assist architects, engineers, developers, and construction managers in transforming their ideas into reality. www.ominy.org

steel institute The Steel Institute of New York is a not-for-profit association created to advance the interests of the steel construction industry. The Institute sponsors programs to help architects, engineers, developers, and construction managers in the New York building community develop engineering solutions using structural steel construction. www.siny.org

Supporting Sponsors


3form At 3form we believe in Smart Design for a Better World. Our approach promotes craftsmanship, community, sustainability and respect for the environments where we work and live www.3-form.com

abc stone The team at ABC Stone takes great pride in their ability to seamlessly grow ideas from concept to visually-stunning completion. They make it their policy to assess the precise specifications of each project so that they can offer the very best case-specific insights and suggestions. From inception to execution, anticipating their clients' needs and exceeding expectations is their guiding principle. ABC Stone enjoys strategic partnerships with top quarries the world over which allows them unparalleled access to the finest stones ever unearthed, and they welcome the opportunity to share these resources with you. www.abcworldwidestone.com

aia new york Founded in 1857, the AIA New York Chapter is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The Chapter's members include more than 5,000 practicing architects, allied professionals, students, and public members interested in architecture and design. The AIA New York Chapter is dedicated to three goals: design excellence, public outreach, and professional development. www.aiany.org

CASTCONNEX with tag 003 CAST CONNEX simplifies the design and enhances the performance and elegance of structures by enabling Architects and Engineers to use cast steel connections. We are the industry-leading design studio and proven supplier of cast steel structural components of unmatched quality for buildings, bridges, and other structures. Our vision is a safer, innovative, more beautiful and economical built environment. We offer pre-engineered connectors available for off-the-shelf use in architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS) as well as those for purely structural applications. For designs that are not addressed by our product line, we provide design-build services to realize your vision for custom cast steel nodes and details. www.castconnex.com www.castconnex.com

centria From inspiration through installation, CENTRIA provides the highest level of expertise including service and support from an elite Dealer Network, in-house design and development experts, as well as world-class direct sales personnel both in the United States and around the globe. For over 100 years, CENTRIA's commitment to continuous quality improvement, sustainable building practices and the pursuit of excellence has been central to our success and growth. The CENTRIA experience is second to none. www.centria.com

hoover Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc, in business since 1955, supplies a comprehensive portfolio of pressure-impregnated kiln-dried lumber and plywood products for fire retardant and preservative applications. Hoover has nine company-owned treating facilities, conveniently located to service a 120 plus member stocking distributor network which thoroughly covers the USA and Canada. www.frtw.com

microdesk Microdesk is a technology consulting firm providing technical services for successful planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance of land and buildings. Our team of experts brings real-world experience combined with an understanding of the people and organizational challenges associated with applying technology. www.microdesk.com

ntma Terrazzo fits any design plan from elegant simplicity to complex art patterns. With an unlimited color palette, varied aggregate choices, and state-of-the-art water-jet strip cutting, terrazzo is a designers dream. Terrazzo’s anti-microbial, durable, sustainable and easy to maintain surface makes it the premium choice in flooring. The National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association is available to offer support throughout the design and installation process. Our Technical Advisor can answer your specific questions and our NTMA contractor and associate members will ensure a floor of exceptional quality. www.ntma.com


[fibreC] by Rieder offers a range of unique products made of glass fibre reinforced concrete. [fibreC] products are low maintenance, high-fire resistant, offer flexible applications and available in a multitude of colours. Rieder has won numerous international architectural awards for their innovative materials. www.rieder.cc



think wood With growing concerns over climate change and the environmental impact of buildings, building designers are increasingly being called upon to balance innovative design, codes, functionality and cost objectives with a reduced environmental impact. Wood can help to achieve that balance. Think Wood represents North America’s softwood lumber industry. We share a passion for wood and the forests it comes from. Our goal is to generate awareness and understanding of wood’s advantages in the built environment. Join the Think Wood community to make a difference for the future. Get the latest research, news, and updates on innovative wood use. www.thinkwood.com

usg ceilingsDriven by the architect’s vision, USG Ceilings Plus designs and manufactures outstanding acoustical suspended ceilings systems, wall panels, and facades solutions in an infinity of shapes, finishes, and sizes with lighting and HAVC integration possibilities. Our manufacturing process involves innovative people, design, and technology, delivering functional requirements of contemporary architecture with aesthetics and sustainability enhancing the space performance. Learn more at www.ceilingsplus.com and www.usg.com

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