University of Illinois’ School of Architecture recently held a symposium to bring further visibility to challenges women in architecture often experience. As part of that event, they featured the work of the school’s alumnae at its Krannert Art Museum, including work by our own award-winning architect and firm principal Sandra Gramley!
At the Illinois Architecture Women’s Reunion and Symposium, Sandra’s work was on display as part of its Revealing Presence: Women in Architecture at the University of Illinois 1874-2019 program.
The work she submitted included architectural designs for California Western School of Law, Scripps Ranch High School and Prima Deschesha Landfill Operations Building, all projects she completed during her career with our firm.
At the exhibit, historical data and architectural images were presented chronologically to “bring to light how Illinois has been a trailblazer while also mirroring the imbalanced growth between women and men in education and practice.”
The University of Illinois’ architecture school is one of the largest in the nation, and approximately 40% of its current student body are women.
Architecture professor Marci Uihlein told the Illinois News Bureau, “We wanted to bring all that energy and success back to the school. Representation matters, and we wanted students to see women out there doing amazing work at very high levels.”
We’re proud of Sandra for being part of this important event and for being a wonderful role model for other women pursuing architecture. https://kam.illinois.edu/exhibition/revealing-presence-women-architecture-university-illinois-1874%E2%80%932019