Discipline: Architecture

Lori Brown

Discipline: Architecture
Region: Syracuse, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2004
Lori Brown is co-founder of ArchiteXX, a group dedicated to transforming the architecture profession for women. She is an architect, author, and has been an associate professor at Syracuse University since 2001. Prior to teaching, Brown was working as an architect in New York City for several award-winning firms. Her work emerges from the belief that architecture can participate in and impact people’s everyday lives. At the intersections of architecture, art, geography, and women’s studies, her work exists within both the more traditional realm of architecture (through competition proposals and individual practice) and outside the traditional realm in our broader environments where architecture may not be immediately legible (social, political, and institutional arenas where architects are not typically present). Published in June 2013, Contested Space: Abortion Clinics, Women’s Shelters and Hospitals investigates how legislation affects politicized and securitized spaces. She has curated, organized, and participated in Feminist Practices, an international group of women designers and architects whose work engages feminist methodologies -- published as a book, Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture by Ashgate in 2011. In 2008 she was awarded the American Institute of Architects Diversity Best Practice Honorable Mention and a commendation for the Milka Bliznakov Prize for the Feminist Practices exhibition 2008. She has been awarded artist residencies at MacDowell, Jentel, and Caldera and her work has been exhibited widely. She is a registered architect in the state of New York, a member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Association of University Women.



Lori Brown worked in the Mixter studio.

Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed MacDowell's original Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The lush forest has now grown…

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