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.
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 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.
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.
"A Provocative Paradox" was a wonderful evening at the The National Arts Club dedicated to a discussion of JoAnn Locktov's award-winning book, Dream of Venice Architecture. Louise enjoyed moderating a spirited panel including architects James Biber and Max Levy, and Cynthia Davidson of Log.
Louise participated in an insightful discussion about women in practice with students and Yale alumni, Celia Imrey, Robin Osler, Amina Blacksher, Brandt Knapp and Kimberly Brown. The conversation was both interactive and informative and will lead to further dialogue going forward.
Louise was delighted to discuss our work and chat with Kimberly Ackert about issues relating to her Parsons seminar, "Looking Beyond the Glass Ceiling" at the Parsons School of Design on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.
Louise was delighted to contribute an essay to JoAnn Locktov's insightful book about the mystery of Venice. Along with essays by Tadao Ando, Massimiliano Fuksas, and Witold Rybczynski, among others, and photographs by Riccardo De Cal, Louise’s thoughts dissect the aesthetic wonders of this contradictory city.