Scopes and Scales of Design

Fri Oct 4, 1985 - Sat Oct 26, 1985

Women & Their Work, Inc. hosted “Scopes and Scales of Design,” the premier exhibition of project designs and drawings curated by and representing the work of Austin Women in Architecture.

This exhibition was presented to emphasize to the public the diversity and scale of architectural design and included project types ranging from cabinet design to urban design. It also featured architectural related projects of glass, ceramic tile murals, fabric, metal, neon, and acrylic.

The exhibition featured nationally renowned architects, Natalie de Blois and Denise Scott Brown.

Known for her 30 years of corporate office and high rise building design work with the architecture firm of Skidmore, Owings, and Merril, Natalie de Blois taught at UT-Austin and was active in city and neighborhood planning.

Denise Scott Brown, a principal in the Philadelphia architecture and urban design firm Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown, exhibited her urban analysis and design recommendations for downtown Austin’s Republic Square District formerly known as the Warehouse District.

Austin Women in Architecture is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of architecture and the arts, women architects, and professional women in design fields. Through monthly lectures and other educational and community support programs, it furthers its commitment to public service.

A corporate fundraiser was held in conjunction with this exhibition, with Ann Richards as a featured speaker.