International Archive of Women In Architecture

The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA), located in Newman Library at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, is a joint program of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the University Libraries. The purpose of the IAWA is to document women’s involvement in architecture and design.

The IAWA collects, preserves, stores and makes accessible selected papers, materials and artifacts of women architects, landscape architects, designers, urban planners, architectural historians, patrons, teachers, photographers, writers, critics and others whose life and work relate to women in architecture and design. Books, biographical information and published materials supplement the collection and support its function as a clearinghouse and research center for information about women in architecture and design, past and present.

Mrs. Brinda Somaya is a Member of the IAWA board of Advisors (International Archive of Women in Architecture), Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. If any women architects of South Asia can contribute to the archives please contact Mrs. Somaya at the Hecar Foundation through this website.





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