THE BEVERLY WILLIS ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION (BWAF) is working to change the culture of the building industry so that women’s work, whether in contemporary practices or historical narratives, is acknowledged, respected and valued. BWAF achieves its mission by documenting women’s work, educating the public and transforming industry practice through collaborations with museums, professional organizations and other groups in the areas of architecture, design, landscape, engineering, technology, real estate and construction. BWAF is a national research and educational non-profit 501(c) (3) organization.
BWAF’s core programs include education, historical and contemporary research, and outreach. By promoting a greater understanding of the diverse and broad roles of women in shaping the spaces where we live and work, we will ensure a vibrant future for all women involved in the building professions. BWAF’s programs and initiatives include Built by Women (BxW), museum programs, films and tours, the Industry Leader’s Roundtable, and other collaborations, all of which support the many women working in the built environment.