Established in 2017, the Chicago Women in Archictecture Foundation (CWAF) Lifetime Achievement Award honors distinguished women who have positively contributed as a member of Chicago Women in Architecture (CWA) and have supported issues faced by women architects throughout their careers. As one of CWA's original founding members, in addition to her pioneering work as an architect, designer, project manager and mentor, Nancy A. Abshire, AIA Emeritus, RIBA, was nominated to receive this honor by an overwhelming majority of the CWA and CWAF selection committee.
“Nancy’s consistent leadership by example epitomizes the values of this award,” commented Patricia Natke, Chair of the CWAF Board of Directors. “Prioritization of mentorship and training of the next generation of architects is the fundamental foundation of Nancy’s more than 50-year career with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and her volunteer work beyond.”
Join CWA and CWAF in celebrating Nancy for our virtual Annual Spring Brunch.
Chicago Women in Architecture: Annual Spring Brunch and Award Ceremony
May 23, 2021
10:30 a.m. CT