The XX|LA Architect’s Podcast recently interviewed Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, FAIA, dean of the school of architecture. In episode 10, Ingalill discusses the importance of diversity and the role of ethics in architecture and architectural education. Through her work at Woodbury, Ingalill has created multiple pathways for future architects, leading to a field that is more accessible and inclusive. She also talks openly about gender and the complexities of raising a daughter in this world, and shares strategies for being a thoughtful leader.
Dean Ingalill is the Director of WUHO (Woodbury University Hollywood) Gallery. Ingalill was elevated to the College of Fellows in the AIA this year, a high distinction awarded to only 3 percent of AIA members. She serves on the advisory board of the LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, and previously was on the Board of the AIA|LA. Prior to her tenure at Woodbury, Ingalill taught at Cornell, Yale, the Bartlett, and Sci-Arc, and also worked as an architect specializing in the building envelope and experimental use of glass.
About the XX|LA Architect’s Podcast
Host Audrey Sato is the principal architect at Sato Architects and a lecturer at Cal Poly Pomona. She started the XX|LA podcast out of a curiosity to hear more stories about women succeeding and leading in architecture. Reading studies about the continuing inequities in architecture, she felt inspired to pursue the XX|LA podcast. The podcast was made to provide an easily consumable, portable resource for the community to connect, be inspired, and learn from each other. This podcast project was made possible by the Association for Women in Architecture + Design (AWA+D) through the 2017 Association for Women in Architecture Foundation Professional Development Fellowship.