Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA
  • November 12, 2019 - 6:00pm


  • 5:30 pm Reception
  • 6 pm Lecture
  • 6:45 pm Design Award Announcement

Although over the years the studio has developed a highly diverse portfolio of work, my personal interests have shifted strongly towards work in the public realm and cultural projects focused on opportunities for underserved communities. Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA

Wendy Evans Joseph, the founder of Studio Joseph, presents “No Borders, No Boundaries” for this special Tuesday Evenings presentation in conjunction with the annual Fort Worth AIA Design Awards.

Under Joseph’s leadership, Studio Joseph has completed a diverse array of commercial, institutional, residential, educational, and cultural projects, including museum exhibition design and social space installations, with a strong emphasis in public and community involvement. With an interest in community gathering and equitable design that transcends different realms of the design process, the studio sees no boundaries between all the elements defining human spatial experience, working fluidly between architecture, industrial design, and virtual interfaces. Operating in the civic arena with universities, museums, and community institutions to create more meaningful places of engagement, Studio Joseph listens to large and small voices, maintaining that the creation of architecture is not a vocation, it is a passion.

Wendy Evans Joseph received the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome and is an Academician of the National Academy of Design. She is a LEED Accredited Professional as part of an ongoing focus on environmentally responsible work. As an active participant in professional leadership, she was the president of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, chairman of the AIA National Committee of Design, president of the Architectural League of New York, and is currently the president of the National Academy of Design. In the academic realm, Wendy has been the chairman of the Harvard Graduate School of Design Alumni Council and a member of the Harvard University Visiting Committee. She was chairman of the University of Pennsylvania Board of Overseers and a member of the Board of Trustees. A former theatrical set designer, she also gives to her local community by working as a board member of American Ballet Theatre and Second Stage Theatre. 

Image: Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA

A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at www.themodern.org/programs/lectures. Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern's information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies). 

Café Modern serves cocktails and appetizers until 6:45 pm on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.