On Friday, November 18, Amenta Emma Principal and Hill-Stead Museum Board Member, Myles Brown, AIA, gave an introduction and presented Deborah Berke, FAIA, founding partner of Deborah Berke Partners and Dean and J.M. Hoppin Professor of Architecture at the Yale School of Architecture, with the inaugural Theodate Pope Riddle Women in Architecture and Design Award. The award recognizes women who have made significant contributions to both design excellence and the advancement of women in the fields of architecture and design. After accepting the award, Deborah gave an inspiring lecture which was followed by a reception. Welcome and Closing Remarks were given by Executive Director and CEO of the Hill-Stead Museum, Dr. Anna Swinbourne.
In conjunction with the award, and in collaboration with the Connecticut Architecture Foundation, Hill-Stead Museum aspires to create a new scholarship, the Theodate Pope Riddle Memorial Scholarship Award. This Scholarship will be awarded to a female student who is either applying to or matriculating at an accredited school of architecture in Connecticut or New York state.
More photos of the event can be seen on the AIA Connecticut website here.
The Hill-Stead Museum, located in Farmington, Connecticut, was designed by Theodate Pope Riddle, one of the first women to become a licensed architect in both Connecticut and New York, as a home for her family in 1901.