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How architecture has evolved, according to two architects

Beverly Willis and Paola Moya will be featured in programming that will celebrate Women’s History Month

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Next month, Women’s History Month, the National Building Museum will host an event that will allow the public to get to know more about two pioneering women in the architecture field.

On March 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the “Architects Across Generations” event will allow author and design journalist Aileen Kwun to moderate a conversation between Beverly Willis, pioneering architect and women’s advocate, and Paola Moya, entrepreneur and CEO of minority-owned Marshall Moya Design.

According to the National Building Museum website, the two will speak about “their perspectives as professional women from different generations” and also “their inspirations, challenges, and opportunities and ... broader issues all design professionals face today.”

Willis’ contributions to the architecture field have included projects like the Ballet Building, Union Street Shops, and Nob Hill Court Apartments, all located in San Francisco.

Some of Moya ‘s most iconic projects include D.C.’s historic Howard Theatre, Chuck Brown Memorial, and new Student Center at the University of the District of Columbia. Other D.C. area projects that her firm is behind are the National Market at MGM National Harbor and the new D.C. United Stadium and Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights.

Tickets will be sold at $12 for museum members, $10 for students, and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is recommended.

Talk: Architects Across Generations [National Building Museum]