The legacies of Ada Louise Huxtable, the trailblazing New York Times and Wall Street Journal architecture critic, and the pioneering African American woman architect Amaza Lee Meredith are celebrated in the latest episodes of the New Angle: Voice audio documentary series.
One newly released episode tells Huxtable’s story, and released in mid-May is the life story of the pioneering educator, architect and artist Meredith, born in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1895 and credited with establishing Virginia State’s School of Fine Arts Department.
The first woman named to the jury for the distinguished Pritzker Architecture Prize, the first architecture critic at the Times and an international tastemaker, Huxtable’s influential voice resounded through more than five decades. Her fascinating life is explored in depth in a new episode of New Angle: Voice, the award-winning podcast produced by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation.
Since its 2022 launch, the New Angle: Voice series has documented and commemorated the lives of some of the most influential women in architecture and design — in surprising and often previously unexplored detail — including women whose stories have often been overlooked.
New Angle: Voice is created and produced by BWAF and its executive director, Cynthia Phifer Kracauer, AIA, who is joined in conceiving and producing the audio documentaries by noted writer and editor Alexandra Lange, Ph.D., and the acclaimed producer Brandi Howell.