AIA Gold Medal
When was the last time the American Institute of Architects (AIA) awarded their highest honor, the Gold Medal, to a woman? NEVER. With all the hype surrounding the Pritzker Prize, it is about time time we turn our focus home and ask the AIA why, unlike the Pritzker Prize, they have never given the honor to a single female architect?
Following the hub-bub surrounding the Pritzker Prize petition on Change.org, AIA New York is petitioning the national membership organization to change the AIA Gold Medal rules to allow partners to apply.