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Shelby Doyle & Nick Senske

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“SOM’s Computer Group: Narratives of Women in Early Architectural Computing,” an article by Shelby Doyle, associate professor of architecture and Stan G. Thurston Professor in Design Build, and Nick Senske, assistant professor of architecture, has been republished in MASCONTET, a Chicago-based platform that commissions and shares relevant ideas, proposals and experiences that connect diverse disciplines and place.

Originally published in the International Journal of Architectural Computing, the article focuses on narratives from the SOM Computer Group (1964–1990) as a means of correcting the historical record and addressing gender equity in architecture. This includes interviews with members of the SOM Computer Group, including Iowa State University Professor Emerita Lynn Paxson.