While the seeming lack of women in architecture has been well-documented, women are making waves in all levels of the field. Madame Architect is a platform celebrating women in architecture from different generations, countries, and corners of the industry. Some are just beginning their career while others own their own firms. Some stand out for their research, others for their technical prowess, and others for the success they’ve had building a firm with an impact.
Originating as a guest series on ArchiteXX's online journal Sub_teXXt, Madame Architect is designed to encourage young women considering entering this industry by showing the myriad of choices they have in crafting a meaningful career. The ultimate goal for Madame Architect is that everyone who is looking at the site is able to find encouragement and guidance for their own pursuits, and empathy and understanding for the pursuits of others.
Julia Gamolina is the Founder and Editor of Madame Architect where she has so far published 40 interviews with women in the field. She is currently working in business development at FXCollaborative, with prior experience in both design and communications. She has been a contributor to ArchiteXX's Sub_teXXt for the past four years, is the Co-Chair of ULI New York’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) Communications Committee, is on the AIANY Women in Architecture Committee, and is a Founding Member of The Wing. Julia received her Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University, graduating with the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal for exceptional merit in the thesis of architecture. Read Julia's interview, by Nicole Dosso, here.