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Highlights from the Joan Wood Architectural Collection

Special Collections and University Archives presents an exhibit of highlights from the Joan Wood Architectural Collection.

This exhibit was curated by Elizabeth "Lizzy" McEwen, student archives assistant, and will be on display through June on the first floor of Newman Library outside the Athenaeum and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) classrooms.

About Joan Wood:
Joan Wood received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from M.I.T. in 1960. Following graduation, Wood established her own firm, Joan Wood Architects, in Boston in 1962. Most of the firm's work can be found in New England and is primarily residential, with some commercial work. Joan Wood Architects is now owned by her son and has since been renamed to "Rose Wood Architects." Wood's most notable work includes: Lodging House for the Working Homeless in Dorchester, the South End Community Health Center in Boston, and the "Ice House" in New Hampshire. Wood was a board member and vice-chair of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Design Selection Board, an alternate on the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals, building committee member and design review committee member for numerous urban projects and institutions, and was featured in the AIA Women in Architecture traveling exhibit and Boston Society for Architecture's (BSA) Women in Architecture exhibits yearly from 1987.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 Show more dates
All Day Event
1st Floor Commons (Newman Library)
Blacksburg Campus

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