Clemson set to host 'Women in Architecture' lecture series

The Clemson University College of Architecture, Arts and HumanitiesSchool of Architecture will host the first-ever “Women in Architecture” lecture series this fall with five notable women in the industry. Co-sponsored by the Clemson Architectural Foundation and AIA Charleston, the series kicks off Monday and runs through Oct. 23. There will be four lectures held in Clemson and two in Charleston.

Architecture tends to be a male-dominated industry and it is a goal of ours to showcase the diversity that exists within the field,” said Andreea Mihalache, assistant architecture professor. “So when we met to plan this year’s series, I saw an opportunity for us to create a dialogue around women in architecture and the impact they’ve had.”

Mihalache is co-chairing the lecture series committee alongside Robert Bruhns, senior architecture lecturer, and Paul Russell, associate professor of landscape architecture.

“These speakers have personally faced challenges but have worked to pave the way for female professionals,” said Mihalache.

Mihalache is also the faculty adviser for Clemson’s Women in Architecture Students chapter. Founded to support women in architecture and design, the student organization seeks to further facilitate diversity discussions about the field and aid in student and professional development through educational opportunities and networking.

Lectures are free and open to the public. The date, time and location for each event follows below:

Learn more about Clemson University’s Architecture Program here.