about

KENTUCKY WOMEN

IN ARCHITECTURE 

 

our why

We created this group to connect, encourage and inspire women trained and practicing in the field of architecture, across the state.  We want to provide a platform for networking, mentorship and career development.

  

Did you know that statistically, across the U.S. and its territories, that only 28% of architects are women? It's really no surprise, right? We all know we're a minority in the male-dominated world of architecture and construction.  In Kentucky, that number drops dramatically to only 12%.  We decided it was time to unite and strengthen our community. We'd love to have you join us. 

Our intent is to hold monthly gatherings, ranging from meet & greets for networking, to more specific mentoring partnerships, attendance as a group to events in the allied creative fields, and hold discussions and activities to foster our creative spirit and strength.  

 

our mission

Uniting women in architecture across the state of Kentucky, through networking, mentorship, and education.

 

our leaders

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carole yocum

co-founder

Carole is an architect, artist and writer.  She grew up in Philadelphia and the Jersey shore but considers herself a true Kentucky transplant now.  She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1992 and moved to Louisville to work in the architectural glass arts. Moving to Montreal, Quebec, a few years later for M. Arch studies in History & Theory from McGill University, she wrote her thesis on the 15th century Italian architect Filarete.

 

In addition to old buildings, she loves all sorts of vintage objects, especially her 1936 Royal KHM typewriter. When she's not renovating her 1922 bungalow with her woodworker-husband Dave, you can likely find her in the garden with their dog Charles Barkley, or hanging out on the front porch, reading books, and drinking a beer.  

sara woods

co-founder

Sara grew up in Northern Kentucky and graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1994. It was a circuitous route through Virginia, New Mexico, and Vermont, but she is happy to call Louisville home. In the last 20 years she's worked in architectural offices, doing residential construction, and owned her own firm providing a variety of services from design to product installation. For fun she has dabbled in rock climbing, knitting, and tile mosaic but has come to learn that having a beer while reading a good book is not a bad way to spend a day. 

katie halsey

co-founder

Katie graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2017 with her Masters in Architecture. While at UK she also perfected the art of finding cheap margaritas and celebrating basketball championships (go cats!). When she’s not at work you can find her playing in volleyball and kickball leagues and being a dog mom to her chocolate lab, Tucker.