As part of #WomensHistoryMonth, I’m shining a spotlight on a constellation of women in leadership roles in architecture and design. Kudos to Alan Chimacoff and his photograph, Light Game 7.
To celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth, I am shining the spotlight on one of my dearest friends, Ruth Gless FAIA, who I have known for more than 30 years. By her own definition, she is an architect who paints.
In December 2018, in the New York Times Opinion Section, Allison Arieff asked, “Where Are All the Female Architects?” In The Architect’s Newspaper, Julia Gamolina said, “We’re right here.”
When I first started working in the office of the Joint Venture Architects for the Bank of America Headquarters Building in San Francisco, I found myself in the midst of 50 architects and interior designers, located in an office on the 20th Floor of the still-under-construction high-rise.