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Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, Inc.


Last profile update: 02/08/2016
Last grant data update: 09/19/2017

At A Glance

Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, Inc.

(also known as BWAF)

6 Barclay St., 6th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10007

Telephone: (212) 577-1200


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Other






Established in 2003 in NY - Founded by Beverly Willis, an architect known for her design achievements, her development of new technology, and her philanthropic efforts on behalf of architects, urban planning and public policy. She played a major role in the development of many creative and professional concepts important to American cities and American architecture. Her award-winning projects in San Francisco include the Union Street Stores (1965), the Margaret Hayward Park Building (1978), and the San Francisco Ballet Building.

Purpose and Activities

The mission of the foundation is to expand the historical knowledge and cultural recognition of American women architects of the 20th century, with a special focus on the time period 1950-1980. BWAF supports research about women practitioners in the fields of architectural and landscape design, the building arts, urban planning and historic preservation, as well as architectural history and criticism.