Join us on Saturday, April 17th at 11:00am via zoom
“Women Architects Who Built our City” presentation from Chicago Women Architects
The zoom program will be presented by Susan King, LEED AP BD+C, LFA Principal, Housing Studio Leadership Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED)
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Susan King is a Principal at HED where she oversees the firm’s housing work across the Midwest. An unrelenting advocate for attainable housing, social justice, and issues of diversity, much of her work focuses on community-based housing access for people across all ages and socioeconomic status. She was recently involved with reimagining the historic portion of Lathrop, one of the last Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Transformation Plans, converting it into a new mixed income community. Other recent projects include high density transit oriented high rise, Lake Street Studios, and new affordable assisted senior living developments in nearby Indiana.
As just the 18th named female Fellow of the AIA in Illinois, she has served as a visible leader in the Chicago design community and as the editor of the Muse, Chicago Women in Architecture’s (CWA) publication. The writing and research she conducted during her many years as editor laid the groundwork for her essay entitled “Only Girl Architect Lonely” which was published in the book, “Chicago Architecture: Histories, Revisions, Alternatives” in 2007. This essay traces the 100-year history of women architects organizing in the Chicago area.
Ms. King is currently serving on two Boards, the Illinois Housing Council (IHC) and the Chicago Women in Architecture Foundation. (CWAF). She was also recognized by Green Building & Design Magazine with a Women in Sustainability Leadership Award in 2016.
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