Celebrating 40 years of architecture coeducation at Notre Dame

by Kara Kelly

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Pioneering alumnae from the University of Notre Dame will gather Friday and Saturday (April 5 and 6) for “Beyond the Drafting Board: 40 Years of Women in Architecture at Notre Dame,” a reunion-symposium celebrating four decades of coeducation at the School of Architecture.

A reception and book signing featuring Marianne Cusato, a 1997 graduate and author of “The Just Right Home,” will be held at 5 p.m. Friday in the Bond Hall gallery. Local architects, alumni and friends are encouraged to attend.

Women in architecture

Martha Lampkin Welborne, a 1975 Notre Dame graduate and executive director of Countywide Planning, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Association, will deliver the keynote address at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the Bond Hall Auditorium. Welborne’s work has ranged from individual building design to large-scale projects such as the Los Angeles surface transit project, which led to the creation of the countywide Metro Rapid bus system.

The Student Association for Women in Architecture, under the guidance of Professor Aimee Buccellato, is sponsoring the symposium.