Thanks to all for selecting The Derfner Judaica Museum as a “Best of Design Project” for the Interior Design Magazine Best in Design 2022 Anniversary Edition. This accolade not only speaks to the aesthetics of our project, but also acknowledges the significance of our approach to open up museums to diverse populations, shining a spotlight on our efforts to expand the limits of universal design.
August 6, 2022
How exciting to have our project “Open the Box” to be a shortlisted project for THE PLAN Award 2022 special project category. THE PLAN Award is an annual international prize that recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design, and urban planning. Link here: THE PLAN Award
Wow…. We are delighted to have received a Special Mention in the 10th Annual Architizer A+ Awards “Best Firms in North America” category. Thanks so much to the esteemed jury! Here is the link to the Architizer site: https://lnkd.in/g6ZRNEvS
We are delighted to report that Louise has been invited to join the “10 Key Architects on the 2022 A+ Product Awards Jury.” Please click on the link to see Architizer’s post describing the juror’s bios. How exciting it will be to evaluate the newest architectural products on the market today, hopefully bringing sustainability to a whole new level.
Today is the day that you can celebrate Women’s History Month 2022 by purchasing your copy of The Epic Mentor Guide. I am truly honored to have my words about the field of architecture included in this momentous book. Special thanks to Illana Raia for bringing together young women and girls and the voices of brave, brilliant inspiring female leaders in STEM, art, business, athletics, space travel etc. Tap this link to listen to Illana speak about the book on the TODAY Show.
The students truly seemed to appreciate Louise’s thoughts about “Architecture of Art + Conscience. They also enjoyed an animated conversation at dinner after the lecture. What an intelligent and diverse group!
Louise’s team has participated in the renowned Venice Architectural Biennale since 2012, and their work is part of the 2021 Biennale opening on May 22nd with the theme “How Will We Live Together?”. Her experience creating these environmental installations in Venice has added insight to the evolution of the built work of her firm, establishing an ongoing reciprocal relationship between architectural concept and architectural reality.
In this conversation with Martha Thorne, current dean of the IE School of Architecture & Design in Madrid, Spain and former Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize since 2005, Braverman reflected on the impact of the Biennale on her practice and the shaping of exhibitions and installations responding to global themes.
Expanding technology makes our physical world more accessible. Inspired by our global practice, the Yale Women in Architecture Committee invited Louise to organize and moderate a video conversation with four Yale women alumni who discussed their diverse international architectural experiences.
Louise spoke about the positive aspects of defying the mainstream and engaging in entrepreneurship throughout her entire practice. Her empathetic attitude developed early on in architecture school where “…not being in the mainstream in my class, just by being a woman, was actually a very good learning experience! I realized what it was to not be in the mainstream, and it made me more empathetic to others.”
She also reflected on how “Being positive and being different is an asset and allows you to work with different people towards a good result.” This attitude allows you to develop needed multi-tasking skills to propel your career.
Rebel Architette, an Italian collective, has built seven profiles for seven noteworthy women architects to demonstrate how their new global interactive tool, Women Architects World Map, will look with all the practices and individual profiles filled in. Louise was honored to be included as one of the original seven women.
Louise joined the fourth panel of the 2019 TORCH Mentorship program to share her experiences of engaging in communities. The discussion was lively and interactive, which made for a stimulating conversation all around.
We are thrilled that Louise is included in Breaking Ground-Architecture by Women edited by Jane Hall for Phaidon Press. The book is a groundbreaking visual survey of architecture designed by women from the early twentieth century to the present day.
Louise was delighted to participate in 8 hours of scintillating conversation at a think tank about how potential disruptive transportation will influence the architectural building of community in Newburgh, New York. She joined a group of city planners, transportation experts, We Company thinkers and the Newburgh City Councilman for a deep dive into critical issues that all address the pivotal question “How do we want to live?”
We are thrilled to be the People’s Choice winner of the Frame Awards in the Social Category, an award that celebrated multi-national projects that demonstrate a positive political, social and cultural impact on our communities. Louise is flew to Amsterdam to participate in what was a very exciting Frame Lab conference about the vanguard of spaces and places at the forefront of new technology and humanity. We were honored to be a part of this.