The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA), established in 1985, is a joint program of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. The purpose of the Archive is to document the history of women's contributions to the built environment by collecting, preserving, storing, and making available to researchers the professional papers of women architects, landscape architects, designers, architectural historians and critics, and urban planners, and the records of women's architectural organizations.

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  • Fire in the Library 

    Alvarez, Eva M.; Gomez, Carlos J.; Urazan, Daniela (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2019-10-11)
    Fire in the Library is hosted by the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) and features presentations by the Milka Bliznakov Research prize recipients. Eva M. Alvarez and Carlos J. Gomez, from the Universitat ...
  • IAWA Archivist’s Report, 2018 

    Purcell, Aaron D. (Virginia Tech, 2018)
    The IAWA was established in 1985 as a collaborative project between the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. It is overseen by a board of advisors that includes architects, ...
  • IAWA Archivist’s Report, FY 2012-2013 

    Purcell, Aaron D. (Virginia Tech, 2013)
    The IAWA was established in 1985 as a collaborative project between the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. It is overseen by a board of advisors that includes architects, ...
  • IAWA Symposium 2019: Session 3 

    Bala, Alexander; Robinson, Claire; Roff, Shelley E.; Marti Maties, Miquel; Laboy, Michelle (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2019-03-22)
    Session 3 of the 2019 IAWA Symposium includes the following presentations: The Loom of Early Modernism in “Nowe Tychy” (Alexander Bala); Edith Ouzts Humphreys’ influence on American college union architecture (Claire ...
  • IAWA Symposium 2019 Program 

    IAWA (Virginia Tech, 2019-03-21)
    The program for the 2019 Symposium of the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA).
  • IAWA Symposium 2019: Session 2 

    Winn, Samantha R.; Willkens, Danielle S.; Doyle, Shelby (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2019-03-21)
    Session 2 of the 2019 IAWA Symposium includes the following presentations: Archivists at work: Archival labor in the IAWA (Samantha Winn) Maria Hadfield Cosway’s Transatlantic Design Network, 1768-1838: Jefferson, ...
  • IAWA Symposium 2019 Keynote: The Practical Nature of Utopian Visions 

    Chestnutt, Rebecca E. (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2019-03-20)
    Considering that architecture and the urban fabric are the built expression of a society, they reflect its character and structure. When a utopian vision is formulated it is in search of a “better place”. Literally: no-where? ...
  • IAWA Symposium 2019: Session 1 

    Frey, Katia; Perotti, Eliana; Sokolina, Anna P.; Hunting, Mary Anne; Murphy, Kevin D. (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2019-03-21)
    Session 1 of the 2019 IAWA Symposium includes the following presentations: The Architect Flora Ruchat-Roncati, First Female Professor at ETH Zurich. Breaking New Ground in Practice and Teaching (Katia Frey and Eliana ...
  • Fire in the Library 

    Bala, Alex; Dorninger, Christina (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-11-30)
    A conversation with the recipient of the 2018 Milka Bliznakov Research Prize + A Guest Researcher. Alexander Bala – 2018 MBRP recipient in a Fullbright residency in Poland, studying the role of the Polish architect ...
  • IAWA Archivist’s Report, 2017 

    Purcell, Aaron D. (Virginia Tech, 2017)
    The IAWA was established in 1985 as a collaborative project between the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. It is overseen by a board of advisors that includes architects, ...
  • IAWA Archivist’s Report, 2016 

    Purcell, Aaron D. (Virginia Tech, 2016)
    The IAWA was established in 1985 as a collaborative project between the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. It is overseen by a board of advisors that includes architects, ...
  • IAWA Archivist’s Report, FY 2014-2015 

    Purcell, Aaron D. (Virginia Tech, 2015)
    The IAWA was established in 1985 as a collaborative project between the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. It is overseen by a board of advisors that includes architects, ...
  • IAWA Center News, 2015-2016 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2016)
    This is the annual newsletter for the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA).
  • Women Inventors in Architecture 1700-2000 

    Espegel Alonso, Carmen (Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-03-28)
    Women Inventors in Architecture 1700-2000: For centuries, women in architecture have been involved in pushing the boundaries of architecture and architectural practice. Whether as registered architects, members and leaders ...
  • IAWA Archivist’s Report, FY 2013-2014 

    Purcell, Aaron D. (Virginia Tech, 2014)
    The IAWA was established in 1985 as a collaborative project between the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. It is overseen by a board of advisors that includes architects, ...
  • IAWA Archivist’s Report, FY 2010-2011 

    Purcell, Aaron D. (Virginia Tech, 2011)
    The IAWA was established in 1985 as a collaborative project between the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. It is overseen by a board of advisors that includes architects, ...
  • IAWA Archivist’s Report, FY 2011-2012 

    Purcell, Aaron D. (Virginia Tech, 2012)
    The IAWA was established in 1985 as a collaborative project between the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. It is overseen by a board of advisors that includes architects, ...
  • IAWA Archivist’s Report, 2007-2008 

    Purcell, Aaron D. (Virginia Tech, 2008)
    The IAWA was established in 1985 as a collaborative project between the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. It is overseen by a board of advisors that includes architects, ...
  • IAWA Archivist’s Report, FY 2009-2010 

    Purcell, Aaron D. (Virginia Tech, 2010)
    The IAWA was established in 1985 as a collaborative project between the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. It is overseen by a board of advisors that includes architects, ...
  • IAWA Archivist’s Report, 2008-2009 

    Purcell, Aaron D. (Virginia Tech, 2009)
    The IAWA was established in 1985 as a collaborative project between the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. It is overseen by a board of advisors that includes architects, ...

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