“Making Space:

Five Women Changing the Face of Architecture”

Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Hosted by Women in Architecture Committee
March 21 | 6-8pm | Southampton Arts Center
2 LU

In celebration of Women’s History Month, enjoy a screening of the documentary Making Space: Five Women Changing the Face of Architecture, followed by a brief panel discussion featuring local architects.  Making Space brings to the screen the personal journeys and outstanding designs of Annabelle Selldorf of New York, Farshid Moussavi of London, Odile Decq of Paris, Marianne McKenna of Toronto, and Kathryn Gustafson of Seattle, Washington DC, and London.  Co-presented with the Southampton Arts Center.  



Meet the Moderator and Panelists

Marina de Conciliis has decades of experience working with some of the world’s leading modern architects in Italy and New York. She brings a refined aesthetic to her firm, Kramer deConciliis Architecture, where she manages many custom residential projects with a careful eye for clean detail. Marina has been a registered architect in New York since 2004. She received a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Virginia and her bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the University of Bologna.  While growing up in Rome, Marina spent summers on the North Fork as a child where she developed a deep affection for the area. In 2015 she moved her family to Southold and has been with Kramer deConciliis Architecture since early 2020. Marina enjoys sailing, drawing, and traveling.

Moderator: Debbie S. Kropf, AIA has lived in Southampton and practiced Architecture on the East End for 30 years.  She is Owner and Principal Architect of DSK Architect PLLC.   She received her master’s in architecture from UC Berkely and spent 15 years working in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Southampton.  Much of her work is residential renovations, additions and new construction, however her most notable project is Shou Sugi Ban House, the destination spa/wellness retreat in Water Mill, NY.

Brianna Lopez, Associate AIA graduated from New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2020. She has been working at Oza Sabbeth Architects since 2019, starting as an intern and working her way up as an architectural designer and project manager. She is most experienced in residential design, and enjoys the challenges that come with working with different clients in order to design them a home that fits all of their wants or needs. Brianna is currently studying to become a licensed architect, with 4 out of 6 exams under her belt and completed AXP hours. While balancing her time between studying and working, she is actively involved with the AIA Peconic chapter. Brianna has served as the associate liaison on the board since 2021, and is currently leading our chapter’s first Emerging Professionals committee. 

Anne Surchin is principal in the Southold, NY firm of Anne Surchin Architect. Her full-service practice specializes in new residences, renovations/additions, historically correct restorations, and preservation consulting including research and documentation of historic structures. A graduate of Kirkland College (B.A. Visual Arts) and Syracuse University (B. Arch), Ms. Surchin has been practicing architecture in the five East End townships for over 30 years. She has written about architecture and the design arts for numerous publications and is currently the architecture critic for the Southampton Press. Additionally, she has served on the Landmarks and Historic Districts Board of Southampton Town, is currently Vice Chair of the Southold Historic Preservation Commission, and is also a past president of AIA Peconic, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Ms. Surchin has also co-authored the book, Houses of the Hamptons 1880-1930, with Gary Lawrance, AIA, published by the Acanthus Press (June 2007).



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