Milka Bliznakov Prize
This year the jury for the Third Milka Bliznakov Prize of the International Archive of Women in Architecture awarded Commendations to two finalists' projects.
Ozlem Erdogdu Erkarslan received a Commendation for her research on Turkish Women Architectsin the Late Ottoman and early Republican Era 1908-1960. Her documentation of the cultural and professional practice of this time, which gave women the ability to practice on par with male colleagues when such opportunities were often rare in other societies, brings new and fascinating history to light.
Barbara A. Nadel received a Commendation for her new book titled Building Security: Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design. Her book challenges architects to recognize the complexity of security issues while calling for inclusion of security measures in an unobtrusive manner within the design work.
Finalists for Stage Two of the 3rd Milka Bliznakov Prize
Lynn Boyle. "The History of Koryn Rolstad's Contributions to Architecture;"
Ozlem Erdogu Erkarslan, Ph.D.. "Turkish Women Architects from the late Ottoman and
Early Republican Era 1908 - 1960;"
Maribel Guerra, "Project/ La Plata Buenos Aires;"
Barbara A. Nadel, FAIA, "Security Design: Achieving Transparency in Civic Architecture;"
Maria Rentetzi, PhD, "Politics and Gender in the Viennese Architecture of the 1930s: The Case of Helene Koller-Buchwieser;"
Cathrine Veikos, "Lina Bo Bardi's Museum Picture Gallery: Research through drawings and paintings by Bo Bardi."
The Milka Bliznakov Prize, conferred in recognition of research that advances knowledge of women's contributions to architecture and related design fields, was created to encourage the use and growth of the International Archive of Women in Architecture http://spec.lib.vt.edu/iawa/).
The Board of Advisors of the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) are pleased to announce a Winner and Honorable Mention of the Second Milka Bliznakov Prize. They are also pleased to announce the finalists of Stage One ( Review of Proposals) for the Third Milka Bliznakov Prize.
The Board of Advisors of the International Archive of Women in Architecture
(IAWA) Presents this Annual Prize of $1000 Following a
Two Stage Process:
Stage One is an open review of proposals.
Stage Two is by invitation to finalists from stage one.
STAGE ONE: REVIEW OF PROPOSALS
A 500 word proposal with curriculum vitae must be received or postmarked by 1 September 2001. Electronic submissions are encouraged.
Proposals may include original projects, research, or scholarly work, which contributes to and advances the recognition of women's contributions in design. The board encourages proposals that draw upon or expand the IAWA collections and reflect upon the broader context of women's contributions in the field of design. The product of the work should be specified in the initial proposal.
The IAWA jury may select up to six (6) proposals from the first round of proposals. Authors of these selected proposals will be invited to continue their work and submit their completed project to the jury for stage two of the Bliznakov Prize.
The prize money will be awarded to the winner following review of the second stage finalists' submissions by this final IAWA jury.
These finalists have been invited to continue their projects to compete in Stage Two for the $1000 Milka Bliznakov Prize
Marcia F. Feuerstein, Ph.D., AIA
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