Alexandra Lange
Architecture & design critic

Buildings Speak

Marking International Women’s Day on March 8 and Women’s History Month for 2024, the national women’s advocacy group Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation has announced commitments by more than a dozen major National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate stations to air the new one-hour special Buildings Speak: Stories of Pioneering Women Architects, hosted by Academy Award-winning producer and performer Frances McDormand, a collaboration with the Peabody Award-winning radio producers, The Kitchen Sisters.

Drawn from New Angle: Voice, the award-winning podcast series created by executive producer Cynthia Phifer Kracauer, AIA, alongside the acclaimed producer Brandi Howell and noted writer and editor Alexandra Lange, Buildings Speak features insights from the lives of pioneering women architects Julia Morgan (1872—1957), Amaza Lee Meredith (1895—1984) and Natalie deBlois (1921—2013).