Women's Reunion + Symposium
On September 26, 2019, alumnae, faculty, and students of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign came together for the Women’s Reunion + Symposium, including nearly 200 of the 2400 living female graduates. Over the next two and a half days, fifteen alumnae engaged the audience with their architectural and professional practices through panels and keynote lectures.
Designed to accompany the symposium, the Revealing Presence: Women in Architecture at the University of Illinois, 1874–2019 exhibit opened at the Krannert Art Museum the same weekend with 170 alumnae contributors. With five thousand square feet, the exhibit illuminated the breadth of architectural work by women, their contribution to the built environment, and the architectural education community to which they belong. The goal of the two events was to examine, celebrate, and recognize our alumnae’s role in architecture.