Beverly Willis, the legendary architect and women’s advocate, wins ENR Legacy Award

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            <img src="" border="0" />At age 90, Beverly Willis will receive the Engineering News-Record's Legacy Award for her decades-long career as an architect and <a href="" rel="nofollow" >fierce advocate for&nbsp;women</a> in the field. Considered a lifetime achievement award, the prestigious regional award honors individuals for their lifetimes services to the AEC industry.

Throughout Willis’ career, she has helped shape the profession through her professional as well as social and civic contributions. Beginning her career in the 1950s, she’s logged more than 800 buildings in her portfolio, her most notable works including the Manhattan Village Academy in New York, the San Francisco Ballet Building, and the Yerba Buena Gardens.

Beverly Willis & Associates, San Francisco Ballet Building, 1983. Photograph by Peter Aaron (1984).

Beverly Willis, River Run Residence and Vineyard, St. Helena, Calif., 1983. Beverly Willis Archive. Photograph by Peter Aaron.

In the early 1970s, her firm was one of the first to develop and utilize computer for devel…

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