From J. Louise Blanchard and Marion Lucy Mahoney to Sophia G. Hayden and Julia Morgan, women architects contributed significantly to architecture in the 19th century in all styles, from Beaux Arts through Art Deco. As minorities within the profession of architecture, women achieved projects both nationally and internationally with great odds working against them.
So noted Robert Arthur King, FAIA, a City Island business owner and Vice President of the City Island Chamber of Commerce, in his January 10 lecture at Cinema on the Sound (270 City Island Avenue). He focused on the achievements of those and other women architects who were born in the 19th century. (Jerry Landi of Cinema on the Sound, far right in photo, hosted the free event.)
King, a Fellow with the American Institute of Architects, has taught at the New York School of Interior Design since 1988. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the Architectural Association Graduate School in London.
He also presented interesting facts on various women born in that century who were leaders in the arts and business. King plans additional lectures in the near future.