Early Women of Architecture In Maryland

On Display
February 1, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Kibel Gallery

Researched and created by the Women in Architecture Committee of AIA Baltimore, this exhibition celebrates the women who contributed to Maryland architecture from the 1920’s to the 1960’s.


Kibel Gallery Panel Discussion

Women Architects' Contributions to Mid-Century Modernism in Maryland

Wednesday, February 17th 5:00 PM

Architecture Auditorium


Jillian Storms, AIA, Curator, Early Women of Architecture in Maryland

Anne E. Bruder, Senior Architectural Historian, Maryland State Highway Administration

Isabelle Gournay, PhD, UMD Associate Professor, Author, Modern Movement in Maryland


Kibel Gallery Tour: The Making of an Exhibition

Women in Architecture Networking Reception

Thursday, March 3rd 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Tour Lead by: Jillian Storms, AIA + Sadie Dempsey, Associate AIA

Curator + Designer

Jillian Storms

Jillian Storms, AIA, served as Chair of the Women in Architecture Committee of AIA Baltimore during for the last 2 years. She organized the research for the “Early Women of Architecture in Maryland” project and curated the exhibit. She once served as President of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and curated a number of their exhibits. She is a past board member on the Friends of Maryland Olmsted Parks & Landscapes and chaired their Inventory and Research Committee. She has a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon and a B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning at Goucher College with a program emphasis in Historic Preservation. Professionally, she is a School Facilities Architect for the Maryland State Department of Education, assisting jurisdictions throughout Maryland with their K-12 public school projects and currently serves on the AIA Baltimore Board of Directors.

Sadie Dempsey

Sadie Dempsey, Associate AIA, an undergraduate architecture alumna from University of Maryland, currently works as a design for KGP Design Studio. Her goals like the firm she works for aim to empower people through connectivity and education, which is why she got involved with AIA Baltimore's Women of Architecture Committee. She has been involved in the ongoing process of this exhibit from the research with Morgan State students to the final production stages. It was her vision that this gallery would represent the elegance and strength these women possessed as they pushed through unknown frontiers and question architecture as a profession. She hopes that this gallery will work as a tool of empowerment for young women by providing them with the inspiring stories of these women to fuel their dreams.