Cindy Allen, editor in chief of Interior Design, is being honored next Thursday, February 25 by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) for her work in championing women in design. The BWAF seeks to change the culture of the building industry so that women’s work is acknowledged, respected, and valued. It achieves this mission by documenting women’s work in the built environment, educating the public, and transforming industry practice.
This important organization is recognizing Allen for regularly showcasing and honoring the works of women architects and interior designers, exalting the field’s leaders, and raising the profile of its rising stars. For being a trusted voice in the industry, mentoring female talent in design, publishing, and beyond, Cindy is receiving the Scroll Award—conferred to an individual or media organization demonstrating excellence in the coverage and advancement of women in the design industry.
Fellow 2016 honorees include Lori Brown and Nina Freedman of Architexx, a women in architecture group in New York; Julia Donoho, principal at Legal Constructs and a member of the AIA National Board of Directors; Gwendolyn Wright, the first woman to receive tenure at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation; Richard Anderson, president of the New York Building Congress; and William J. Gilbane Jr. and William J. Gilbane III of Gilbane Building Company, a construction management services firm.