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"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

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03:51 min | 1 year ago

"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"Like that. That a person's I wasn't isolated and also continuing to put into perspective and context why I is important in terms of like well other people had access and there weren't barriers for them necessarily. But you know it's there were leading up to her becoming. Having her first. There were other people who came before her in beverly and Georgia where two of those people and so their stories are really interesting as well and Brown recognize the bears face because he was a black woman trying to work in architecture so she learned Portuguese and move to Brazil in nineteen fifty-three because you kind of realized there was a burgeoning growing architecture seeing there and she later got her architecture license there as well in Brazil and she moved there knowing about all those advancements that were being made and she was also kind of seeking racial democracy because there was this kind of propaganda machine going on right now saying look at us We have this really open. You know racial situation going on in Brazil but without needing to go into the details of the racial yeah like a maneuvers of everything map and still is happening in Brazil. Right now like It wasn't obviously as rosy propaganda made. It seem so you know that was the thing but she also was successful when she got to. Brazil and started working there architecture. But yeah those are stories as well if anybody wants to go on that path and continue looking at all. These architectural first pioneering women in it and you got a bonus female. I listeners like many female. I within the female for Homework Homework. Yeah I've always wanted to assign homework. Your opportunity it's time listeners. Go out and find more female I for US and send them our way because they think that's about what we have to say about Norma Thank you so much as always use. Yeah it's enjoy being here so pleasure. Okay me too when you come here. We do and we would love for listeners to be able to find new because you do other things than this. You have a lot of other stuff going on. Yeah I feel like I never know where I could tell them to find me but I will say that. I also host unpopular which is a show about people in history who stood up to the status quo ended. Things were often persecuted for it. You can find unpopular and all the social media things like the facebook the twitter and instagram and instagram's to grab and you can listen to this show on all of the also things where you listen to podcasts. Wherever you're listening to this right now you can also hear me on this day in history class which is also on all the social media things and also on the podcast also on that thing that you used to listen if you pick up the phone and I don't do a good mid mid central Midwestern whatever. That old accident is transatlantic. Yeah that thing. Get London on the phone. I don't want to hear any critiques. Because the only thing they say over over at the London London general that. We're not here to criticize you. Were just to call London. I WANNA call one. I've been waiting my whole life to debut that everyone that works. You can also email us at steph media mom stuff at IHEARTMEDIA DOT com. You can find us on twitter at MOM's to podcasts or on Instagram at stop. I'm never told you. Thanks as always to our super producer Andrew Howard Andrew and thanks to you for listening supplement ever told US production of iheartradio's. How stuff works for more podcast from iheartradio? Visit the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to your favorite shows.

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"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

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05:03 min | 1 year ago

"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"Look back at a legacy hers. Right I spend well, put us. Yeah I agree I think we talk about on this show a lot power of seeing yourself somewhere and how much that can impact you especially when you're young? Child if you don't see anybody that looks like you, then you kind of think all that must not be for me right so I'm glad that we have people like this. We have our female I. that are s being examples and being mentors Oh. Yeah, and female I I wanted to shout out a couple of other people because I know. I mentioned in the beginning that she was the first licensed black architect in the US, so the first black architect period to become a member of the was Paul Revere Williams in Nineteen twenty-three. And before Norma, there were Beverly Lorraine Green and Georgia. Louis Harris Brown and they were also thought to be licensed as architects in nineteen, forty to nineteen, forty, nine, respectively in both of them were registered in Illinois, and so both of their stories are interesting as well and I felt like. We talked about this a lot in I and how there is. Is a path for a person to get to a I. There were so many other hands involved especially when it comes to inventions, right and stuff like that that a person's I wasn't isolated and also continuing to put into perspective and context why I is important in terms of like well, other people had access, and there weren't barriers for them necessarily but. But. You know it's there were leading up to her becoming having her first, there were other people who came before her in beverly and Georgia. Where two of those people and so their stories are really interesting, as well and Brown recognize the bears face because he was a black woman trying to work in architecture, so she learned Portuguese and move to Brazil in nineteen fifty-three, because you kind of realized, there was a burgeoning growing architecture seeing there, and she later got her architecture license there as well in Brazil and she moved there, knowing about all those advancements that were being made, and she was also kind of seeking racial democracy, because there was this kind of propaganda machine going on right now, saying. Look at us we have this really open. You know racial situation going on in Brazil but without needing to go into the details of the racial yeah, like a maneuvers of map, and still is happening in Brazil right now like Obviously as Propaganda made it seem so. You know the thing, but she also was. Successful when she got to Brazil started working there architecture, but yeah, those are stories as well if anybody wants to go on that path and. Continue. Looking at all these architectural first pioneering women in it. And you got a bonus, female I listeners like many female I within the female for homework. Homework Yeah I've always wanted to assign homework. Your opportunity. It's time. Listeners go out and find more female I for US and send them our way. because. They think that's about what we have to say. About Norma Thank you so much as always use. Yeah, it's enjoy being here so pleasure. Okay me, too. When you come here, we do and we would love for listeners to be able to find new because you do other things than this. You have a lot of other stuff going on. Yeah, I feel like I never know where I could tell them to. To find me, but I will say that I also host unpopular, which is a show about people in history who stood up to the status quo ended. Things were often persecuted for it. You can find unpopular and all the social media things like the facebook, the twitter and instagram and instagram's to grab, and you can listen to this show on all of the also. Things where you listen to podcasts wherever you're listening to this right now. You can also hear me on this day. In history class, which is also on all the social media, things and also on the podcast also on the. Thing that you used to listen, pick up the phone and. I don't do a good mid mid central midwestern. Whatever that old accident is. Transatlantic. Yeah, that thing. Get London on the phone. I don't want to hear any critiques because. The only thing they say over over at the London. General. that. We're not here to criticize him. Validates you at. Just to call London I WANNA call one. I've been waiting my whole life. To debut that. Everyone. That works. You can also email us at the media. MOM stuff at IHEARTMEDIA DOT com. You can find us on twitter at MOM's to podcasts or on Instagram at stop I'm never told you thanks as always to our super producer, Andrew Howard, Andrew and thanks to you for listening supplement ever told you production of iheartradio's how stuff works for more podcast from iheartradio visit the iheartradio, APP, apple, podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows..

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"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

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09:12 min | 1 year ago

"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"And we're back. Thank you sponsor so mall of America Future Destination for Mary. Kate and Ashley sure big project is the point. I think news or a big set for their little mini adventures. American went around and get lost again soon. I don't really remember much other roller coaster. You Watch it every day. Mary Kate and Ashley Video I just got a. I got to hold onto the old days you use your judgment of what I gotTa do just saying like it's not like we're that fresh. I'm not that fresh up on it because I imagine it would be a thing that you go back to no never not. Oh well maybe you do no judgment notice. She retired from that practice in. Nineteen ninety-two but you know. She had a long Ella Street career and she also did a ton of other things besides that career she also taught at the University of California Los Angeles and served as a director of the University of southern California architect skilled and she was a member of the Commission of the California State. Board of architectural examiners. Wow Yeah mouthful. Whole mouthful in the nineteen nineties. She lectured at Howard University Columbia University and other schools and she held seminars for people who are taking the architecture licensing exam so she kind of worked as this mentor to other people. She said that she didn't have any mentors and role models growing up but was happy to be one to others which I feel like it's important. They remember like lift as you age problem for anybody. Who's a first? How do you find when you're the one? That's paving the way. Yeah remember when once you have. Let's teach others to do so. Yeah I'm a big believer. You definitely have to have a lot of Brazilians to be a person breaking down barriers like that especially fill that is dominated even now By Pretty Much Mel People's Mel Peoples Mail people articulate as always. That's one of those words. I love the word people's because it just automatically makes you sow smarter money's bill when I say no no. Oh we want you to take care giving. I'm getting these enduring you right now. More concerned about the worry about the I mean that's got to be really hard to come into a field that is still predominantly male based in male-dominated and trying to lead away trying new seminars. That's phenomenal as a black woman. Just paving way through. She felt that quote architecture should be working on improving the environment of people in their homes in their places of work and their places of recreation. It should be functional and pleasant not just in the image of the ego of the architect. I think that's good insight into how she felt about the work that she once he retired. I like this part. She lived with her family in southern California. She had garden parties in the spring time. Really Fancy I don't know if I've ever been to a garden party before but I would love to. I've been to one and it Wisconsin by Jin Company and Beautiful Jin. They're also much I feel like doing is doing the thing that you drink at garden parties though No you drink like Is it mint Julep type of thing? And that's more. Isn't that whiskey? Inbox stops so more on those lines. Maybe a little bit of lemonade. Tees yes but that would be what I think of as a Garden Party But if it was Mike Garden Party a lot of done. I think we can make our own rules when it comes to the Garden Party so I think there's a lot of like that croquet game yes again whichever's to Heather's Oh two people we're letting Samantha down on fines friends here if you if you keep naming things will eventually You guys also have the Spongebob Reference True. Yeah I will watch heather's even I yes? We have a party. Let's have a garden party. Actually that was a theme party for that at one of the restaurants in Atlanta dressed up. I don't know what it was for but it was really cute. They're really cute alter and stuff like that. Yeah we can. We can make it work. Is there like the heather is like this is the sporty spice girls but with heather? Who's the leader? Okay so I can just scary. Heather when Heather would be winona. Ryder's character Oughta Heather. She's off Bianca. Oh I can't do that. I can't that's out because they've you get me Heather On Ryder's character is the dark haired one in comparison. Shannen Doherty isn't as well as well as Christian slater. Oh what a cast. She was still really active in all the architecture thing going into the later years of her life in two thousand and three she was appointed to the California architects board where she served on the Professional Qualifications Committee and the Regulatory Enforcement. Committee is really helping. You know she was just the way you want the whole community yes I am. I'm here for it. And she was on a bunch of other boards and committees to which we don't even go into in two thousand eight. They I gave her the Whitney m young junior award which is an award that recognizes an architect or an organization that embodies the profession's responsibility to address social issues and she died four years later in twenty twelve of heart failure at her home in California when she was eighty five years old but she was clearly recognized for the work that she did while she was alive. But she has gotten a posthumous ord as well just this year in July twenty nineteen. She became the first black woman to be given. The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Gold Medal and that gold medal is given in recognition of a significant body of with lasting influence on the theory in practice of architecture. And that's the highest. Honor that the organization awards so she's as many people are in have been awarded things posthumously as well so it's good to know that a person you know. He's talking about giving people flowers while they're still alive and for them to be awarded while they're alive but also important to remember people after they've gone in they've done especially pioneering feels like this kind of opening like she acted as a mentor to opening it up to other people who may think that they don't have a place and that feels like this and I think about this all the time when it comes to being a black woman to pioneer spaces that a lot of people make think of as Weiss basis but they are our meals spaces. Why spaces are spaces for men and not having a kind of path or not seeing a path or a way forward for you. Because you can't see yourself in that organization but there are you know they're they're you know they're there and I think having you know being able to look back at a legacy like hers and being able to continuously honor. Her legacy is important when it comes to remembering that we can continue forward on the path that she created. There can be more black women architects in the field. They can you can be licensed. You know you can fail and you can apply somewhere. Nineteen Times and the twentieth. One will be the one that you get so I think that's why I think it's important to look back at a legacy hers right. I spend well put us. Yeah I agree. I think we talk about on this. Show a lot of power of seeing yourself somewhere and how much that can impact you especially when you're young child. If you don't see anybody that looks like you then you kind of think all that must not be for me right so. I'm glad that we have people like this. We have our female. I that are s being examples and being mentors. Oh Yeah and female I. I wanted to shout out a couple of other people because I know I mentioned in the beginning that she was the first licensed black architect in the US. So the first black architect period to become a member of a was Paul Revere Williams in Nineteen twenty-three and before Norma there were Beverly Lorraine Green and Georgia Louis Harris Brown and they were also thought to be licensed as architects in nineteen forty to nineteen forty nine respectively in both of them were registered in Illinois. And so both of their stories are interesting as well and I felt like we talked about this a lot in I and how there is a path for a person to get to a first. There were so many other hands involved especially when it comes to inventions right and stuff.

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"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

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08:01 min | 1 year ago

"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"And we're back. Thank you sponsor. So. Mall of America Future Destination for Mary Kate and Ashley Sure Big. Project is the point I think. News. or Of course a big set for their little mini. Adventures American. Around and get lost. Again. Stu I. Don't remember much other. Roller Coaster. Day. Mary Kate and Ashley Video I. Just got to hold onto the old days. You use your judgment of what I gotta do. Just saying like it's not like we're that fresh I'm not that fresh up on it because I imagine it would be a thing that you go back to. No never not. Oh, well, maybe you do no judgment notice. She retired from that practice in nineteen ninety-two, but you know she had a long illustrious career, and she also did a ton of other things besides that career, she also taught at the University of California Los Angeles and served as a director of the University of southern California architect skilled, and she was a member of the Commission of the California State Board of Architectural Examiners Wow, yeah. A whole mouthful in the nineteen nineties. She lectured at Howard. University Columbia University and other schools, and she held seminars for people who are taking the architecture licensing exam, so she kind of worked as this mentor to other people. She said that she didn't have any mentors and. Role models growing up, but was happy to be one to others. which I feel like is important. They remember like lift as you will. Problem for anybody WHO's a first. How do you find? When you're the one that's paving the way, yeah! Remember when once you have! Let's teach others to do so. Yeah. I mean big league You definitely have to have a lot of Brazilians to be a person breaking down barriers like that. Especially, that is dominated even now by pretty much mel. People's Mel Peoples Mail people. Are. Always, that's. One of those words I love the word people's because it just automatically makes you smarter. Money's. Bill? When I say no. No Oh. We want you to take care. Giving I'm getting these. Enduring. You right now. More concerned. About the worry about the got to be really hard to come into a field that is still predominantly male based in male-dominated and trying to lead away. Try New seminars. That's phenomenal as a black woman just paving her way through. She felt that quote. Should be working on improving the environment of people in their homes in their places of work and their places of recreation, it should be functional and pleasant, not just in the image of the ego of the architect. I think that's good insight into how she felt about the work that she. Once. He retired. I like this part. She lived with her family in southern California is she had garden parties in the spring time. Really Fancy I don't know if I've ever been to a garden party before, but I would love to. I've been to one and it Wisconsin by Jin, company and beautiful. Jin. They're also much. I feel like doing is doing the thing that you drink at garden parties. Though No, you drink like Is it mint Julep type of thing and that's more. Isn't that Whiskey Inbox? Stops so more on those lines, maybe a little bit of lemonade hanging tease yes! But that would be what I think of as a garden party but if it was Mike Garden parties. Have a lot of done. I think we can make our own rules when it comes to the Garden Party so I think there's a lot of like that croquet game. Yes, again, whichever's to heathers? Oh Two people. WE'RE LETTING SAMANTHA DOWN ON. Friends here? If you if you keep naming things will eventually You guys also have the spongebob reference. True, yeah, I will watch heathers even I. Yes, we have a party. Let's have a garden party. Actually that was a theme party for that at one of the restaurants in Atlanta. DRESSED UP I don't know what it was for, but it was really cute. They're really cute and stuff like that. Yeah, we can, we can make it work. Is there like. The heather is like this is the sporty. Heather is spice girls, but with others. WHO's the leader? Okay, so I can just like scary heather when? Heather would be winona Ryder's character oughta heather. She's off Bianca. Oh, I can't do that. I can't that's. Out because. My. For you. Get me. heather on Ryder's character is the dark haired one in comparison Shannon Doherty isn't as well as well as Christian slater. Oh what a cast! She was still really active in all the architecture thing going into the later years of her life in two thousand and three, she was appointed to the California architects board where she served on the professional qualifications, committee, and the Regulatory Enforcement Committee. Is Really hoping you know she was just the. You want. The, whole community. Yes I am. I'm here for it. And she was on a bunch of other boards and committees to which we don't even go into in two thousand eight. They I gave her the Whitney. M, young junior award, which is an award that recognizes an architect or an organization that embodies the profession's responsibility to address social issues. And she died four years later in twenty, twelve of heart failure at her home in California when she was eighty five years old. But she. was clearly recognized for the work that she did while she was alive, but she has gotten a posthumous ord as well just this year in July twenty nineteen, she became the first black woman to be given the Institute of Architects Los Angeles Gold. Medal and that gold medal is given in recognition of a significant body of with lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture, and that's the highest honor that the organization awards, so she's as many people are in have been awarded things posthumously as well so it's good to know that a person. He's talking about giving people flowers while they're still alive and for them to be awarded while they're alive, but. Also, important to remember people after they've gone in, they've done especially. Pioneering feels like this kind of opening like she acted as a mentor to opening it up to other people who may think that they don't have a place, and that feels like this and I think about this all the time when it comes to. Being a black woman to pioneer in spaces that a lot of people make think of as Weiss basis, but they are our meals spaces why spaces are spaces for men? and not having a kind of path, or not seeing a path or a way forward for you, because you can't see yourself in that organization, but there are you know they're they're you know they're? They're there and I think having you know being able to look back at a legacy like hers and being able to continuously honor her legacy is important. When it comes to remembering that we can continue forward on the path that she created there can be more black women architects in the feel they can. You can be licensed. You can fail, and you can apply somewhere nineteen times and the twentieth. One will be the one that you get, so that's why I think it's important to.

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"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

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"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

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05:31 min | 1 year ago

"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"And we're back. Thank you sponsor. So. Yes, she. She becomes the first another I another. Woman architect in California, and stayed that way for very unfortunate long wait until the eighty. Wow, yeah, and she was at that firm for a while to after six years at that I became the director of architecture there and she hired people at oversaw staff. Coordinated the technical aspects of some really big projects, and some of her projects were California Mart Fox Plaza Pacific Design Center, San Bernardino, city, hall, and the US Embassy in Tokyo. And Her son said that she thought designing building the actual easy part of the job while the production of it all the other nuts bolts that went into it was the real work of the job. Easy to downplay when you're. You've worked hard to get to some wearing. Such a major position is easy to downplay. Yeah right I just knew it. Is You know that's the easy part, but yeah, get how? Things like that have so many different moving parts. Yeah, so everybody's job is important, but yes, so she got she got to that point and for a lot of her career, she actually served as a project manager rather than a design architect, which was actually the case with many women architects who worked who worked in corporate farms, so she didn't design most of the big projects that she supervised and Marshall Pernille who was a former president of the I the institute architects told the La Times that she could design large projects, but that it was unheard of to have an African American female. Female, who was registered as an architect? You didn't try that person out in front of your clients and say this is the person designing your project so Marshall Personnel. who was a former president of the AA told the La Times that she could design large projects, but quote it was unheard of to have an African American female who was registered as an architect. You didn't try that person out in front of your clients and say this is the person designing your project. She was not allowed to express herself as a designer, but she was capable of doing anything. That's what Marshall said. Either, way she was a really good project manager, and she stayed with in until nineteen eighty, and she got, she was married several times throughout her life. During the time she was at grew, and she married Ralph Sclerotic an associate at Gwynn. In Nineteen eighty-four dot years after they married. In nineteen eighty, here's another I she became the first black woman appointed to the College of fellows of the Aa, and she was the first woman in the Los Angeles, AIA chapter to be given that honor. ooh! That same year she became vice president at the Los Angeles firm Welton becket associates, so she was the project director on Terminal One at Los Angeles International Airport, which was a fifty million dollar project that she finished before the start of the nineteen eighty-four Olympics, oh. Wow! This is another part of her life which I think, you will really appreciate yes. founded the women owned firm. SEGEL's cleric in diamond with Margot Siegel and Catherine diamond, and that was the largest completely women owned architectural firm in the US at the time. yeah like that. She, was the first. African American woman to co own and architectural practice. Wow, yeah, so many I nine hundred five. Yeah. The firm made a bunch of proposals made proposal on five projects. It got all of those commissions, so they worked on the Tarzana promenade, which was ninety thousand square foot, medical in retail center and a remodeling of the Lonsdale, civic center and they worked on additions to schools and other institutional buildings. One, thousand, nine, hundred five. This was after her previous husband died. She married. Doctor Cornelius Welsh. So another marriage in Hawaii. And she left Seagulls, cleric and diamond in nineteen eighty nine, even though it was a really cool thing to do because, even though they had these fifty million dollar projects, they couldn't get the large-scale projects that she really wanted. And she missed that kind of challenge in the money that came with those projects, which is totally understandable. Yeah, she became the principal of project management at the Jetty Partnership which was a firm that was known for his design of public spaces, and while she was there, she helped design and construct the mall of America. More back. To The mall of America. I've seen the Mary Kate and Ashley Short video where they visited. Okay now I'm just annoyed. But Not Gable. I've seen it multiple times. Katie Okay Yeah. Because, a lot of the days are in my lifetime. Accomplished and I'm just like. Wow, it took that long. Awarded and honored as she should have been. Crazy it is. What we have a little bit more for you, but first one more quick break for four sponsor..

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"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"And we're back. Thank you sponsor. So yes she she becomes the first another. I another woman architect in California and stayed that way for very unfortunate long. Wait until the eighties. Yeah she was at that firm for a while to after six years at that. I became the director of architecture there. And she hired people at oversaw staff coordinated the technical aspects of some really big projects and some of her projects were California Mart Fox Plaza Pacific Design Center San Bernardino City Hall and the US Embassy in Tokyo and her son said that she thought designing building the actual easy part of the job while the production of it all the other nuts bolts that went into. It was the real work of the job. Easy to downplay. When you're you've worked hard to get to some wearing is such a major position is easy to downplay. Yeah right I just knew it is. You know that's the easy part but yeah get how things like that have so many different moving parts. Yeah so everybody's job is important but yes so she got. She got to that point and for a lot of her career she actually served as a project manager rather than a design architect which was actually the case with many women architects who worked who worked in corporate farms so she didn't design most of the big projects that she supervised and Marshall Pernille who was a former president of the American Institute of Architects told the La Times that she could design large projects but that it was unheard of to have an African American female who was registered as an architect. You didn't try that person out in front of your clients and say this. Is the person designing your project so Marshall Personnel who was a former president of the AA told the La Times that she could design large projects but quote it was unheard of to have an African American female who was registered as an architect. You didn't try that person out in front of your clients and say this. Is the person designing your project. She was not allowed to express herself as a designer but she was capable of doing anything. That's what Marshall said. Either way she was a really good project manager and she stayed with grew in until nineteen eighty and she got. She was married several times throughout her life during the time she was at grew. And she married Ralph Sclerotic an associate at gwynn in Nineteen eighty-four dot years after they married in nineteen eighty. Here's another I. She became the first black woman appointed to the College of fellows of the AA and she was the first woman in the Los Angeles Aia Chapter to be given that honour. Ooh That same year she became vice president at the Los Angeles Firm. Welton becket associates. So she was the project director on Terminal One at Los Angeles International Airport which was a fifty million dollar project that she finished before the start of the nineteen eighty-four Olympics. Oh Wow this is another part of her life which I think you two will really appreciate. Yes she co founded. The women owned firm. Segel's cleric in diamond with Margot Siegel and Catherine diamond and that was the largest completely women owned architectural firm in the US at the time Yeah like that. She was the first African American woman to co own and architectural practice. Wow Yeah so many I nine hundred. Eighty five yeah. The firm made a bunch of proposals made proposal on five projects. It got all of those commissions so they worked on Tarzana promenade which was ninety thousand square foot medical in retail center and a remodeling of the Lonsdale Civic Center and they worked on additions to schools and other institutional buildings one thousand nine hundred five. This was after her previous husband died. She married doctor. Cornelius Welsh so another marriage in Hawaii and she left seagulls cleric and diamond in nineteen eighty nine even though it was a really cool thing to do because even though they had these fifty million dollar projects they couldn't get the large-scale projects that she really wanted and she missed that kind of challenge in the money that came with those projects which is totally understandable. Yeah she became the principal of project management at the Jetty Partnership which was a firm that was known for his design of public spaces and while she was there she helped design and construct the mall of America. More back into the mall of America. I've seen the Mary Kate and Ashley Short video where they visited. Okay now. I'm just annoyed Gable. I've seen it multiple times Katie. Okay Yeah because a lot of the days are in my lifetime accomplished and I'm just like wow. It took that long awarded and honored as she should have been crazy. It is what we have a little bit more for you but first one more quick break for four sponsor..

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"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

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01:38 min | 1 year ago

"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

01:38 min | 1 year ago

"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

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07:30 min | 1 year ago

"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"Keep her from coming back after the summer, she came back in the fall. Like many of her classmates were war. Veterans somehow bachelors or Masters degrees so basically they have people around them, and they already had all experienced able to help them through the process of getting through these. Amazingly I can't even imagine how difficult courses they were those people what kind of work on assignments together, but she had this situation where she was commuting to school, in sometimes had to finish her work on her commutes or at home alone, and so that kind of having. We know like having how having that support system is important when you're going through school. Right, Oh, yeah. She got her bachelor of architecture degree in nineteen fifty, as she was one of two women in her class in the only black win after that she applied to nineteen architectural firms, she said in interviews like I won't forget that number nineteen while but was turned down every one of them. Yeah and she got hers on She got the Twentieth This is a coat that she said she said I don't know. If the rejections were because I was a black person, because I was a young woman, or because of the economic recession at the time, but she said that those places weren't hiring. Women are black people so I think we can kind of go like. What the issue was here Yeah. So she her twentieth, that was when she went to work in the city of new. York's Department of Public, works, as what she says, it's a junior person. And, she didn't like that job because she couldn't really be creative in. It so she wasn't there long. She took the New York State Architects Licensing Exam and she passed it on the first time which everybody doesn't do, even though it was a really tough days long test and she became a licensed architect in nineteen, fifty four, and that was when. I first comes along. She, became New York State's first black woman licensed architect. So she was hired by a private architecture firm at that point after she quit her job with the city. Even though her supervisor gave her a bad rep, friends and relationship with that supervisor with her boss wasn't. There wasn't anything wrong with it, so he but he said that she was lazy. She got to work late a lot that she didn't anything about design and architecture Nazi socialized, so he had a lot of really negative things to say about her, even though she never had any issues. and. She thought it had to do with the fact that. Her boss wasn't a licensed architect and was older, and she was a younger black in licensed architect. so. A. Job. She was a threat yeah! I'm sure like old dude is like pain. I've done nothing. We feel this way similarly, but we don't lash out. Recommendation saying. Felt threatened. So, even though she got out of her old job, because she felt like she was wasting her potential, she was still doing small tasks like designing bathroom layout, so she's still kind of felt away about that. She spent a year at that small firm, and in nineteen fifty five. She joined the office of Skidmore owings and Merrill. She ended up working there until nineteen sixty, so that was a pretty big firm. And at that major firm, she was working on large scale projects and Evening Architecture courses at New York City Community College and so around this time she was a single mother of two children. She had already been married in been divorced, and her mother took care of her children while she worked, so she did have a support. System is not like nobody was there while she was doing all this stuff. And in nineteen fifty, nine. I by to be a member of the American Institute of Architects. loon wow. In, one thousand nine hundred sixty. That's when she moves to California and there. She took a job at Gruen and associates in Los Angeles. And just a side note about Gruen Victor Gruen was is the person who is credited with being a pioneer in American shopping mall. He did a lot of work in that area. I think I talked about him recently. Because, we were talking about food courts. Point me I don't know. Your Lord. Yes, shopping malls are. I feel. I don't know how sad I am about them leaving, but I I do remember the glory days of going into the Disney stores. Oh, yeah, and into. Double layers, and then you see store, Tom. Tom. Trying to outweigh ago. Cookie in between always feeling like you're close to like falling over the edge because they always had those on the top level, the glass and I would always be scared like. Oh, my gosh, there's. Not Perfume every. Funny things years. No one else would say as. You can look down. Smell perfume everywhere. Kin, small, town Walmart with three. Giant Mall. A yeah I went out well. You've been to China. I'm not sure if you have. But they had a million shopping. I don't yeah, they have so many mall. It is ridiculous. And they're huge there. There's a basement and then there's a basement under the basement. Organiz. Organiz. You're probably isn't something. That they would name what the categories of things are on each floor. When you got to that floor. Yeah, I was like. Wow, this is only makes sense. Very organized like anyway. GO-TO malls in China. You'll be there for the next ninety years. So when she was at grew in, she recognized how much scrutiny she was getting from her boss there, she didn't have a car and she got rise with one of her colleagues, who was a white man to get to work? And later she said in an interview it took only one week before the boss came and spoke to me about being late yet. He had not noticed that the young man had been late for two years. My solution was to buy a car since I. The highly visible employees had to be punctual. And I think it's funny how she said highly visible employees. I feel like this is definitely skating around all the black woman. Yeah. I'm they wanted me to see my mistakes? We we get the subtext there. She got her architecture license in California in Nineteen, sixty two, and so she was the first African American woman to have one in California and she remained the. For twenty years wow until the eighties. Geez. We're all about it today. Sorry. Speaking of weird noises, all we should. Be Right back..

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"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

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08:53 min | 1 year ago

"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"Do you know what today is what is today. I don't know wait. What but it's time for another female. I really anticlimactic. Of course it is a big day. That is the biggest day Vermont. True is true however I thought there was something else added. Maybe there's going to be well. You know what next time champagne? We'll do it yes. It's a huge. Yes we're going to build it up every time but that means that we are joined once again by our friend and CO worker. Eve's Hello Hi Denise request if there is cake next time can it be cheesecake because a lot a huge fan of other kinds of Katie? So if we can do if I can be that person and request comes no. That's perfect. I'm the same way and so my birthday is this month just up and since I was fourteen years old because I did not like regular cake. My birthday cakes always been cheesecake so every year. A couple of years couldn't go home. My mom would make me a fancy homemade cheesecake. Oh my birthday so I like that. Yes yes we will do cheesecake the cheesecake game to any I am but I actually have a very funny story about cheesecake because I once when I was in middle school I bought an entire cheesecake from kroger and it was a different chocolate flavor every slice that little yeah special try me and my friend ate the entire thing while we were watching the stargate movie with Kurt Russell James Spader and we got very sick and so I have I just have to get past it like every time I i. It's good but you know there's that like nervousness and that's not good but you are the winner you get to make the request okay. Cool it will be a cheesecake. I made the toppings are playing cheesecake cheesecake. I will say though or a strawberry. I don't really get much more interesting. So the reason I fell in love with cheesecake. Because I watch my mom make it and I helped her make. It is like these mini chocolate chips with the chocolate crust. My all time favorite. I don't like anything over that. Like do some strawberries and all of that but I don't WanNa be all FAC- with keep live ribbon bar. My Teeth Fall Matiara a- An orphan thing. No well you walk up. Thank you decide. I used to be where my parents in college. It'd be like me does at the cheesecake factory and I'd be like okay. Fancy Fancy facebook. I just overwhelms me much. We're on the same page. But today we are not talking about just cheesecake. I find overturned to that topic. Did you bring us as female? I of the day as well. Today's female I is Norma Merrick S- Clark and she has a lot of I two her name like a lot of them but one of the biggest ones is that she was well. She was one of the first black female licensed architects in the. Us Wasn't the first one a lot of places list her as the first but she probably wasn't the first In the US but she was the first black woman to be licensed as an architect in New York and in California and she was the first woman to be a member of the American Institute of Architects and she was the first black woman to be appointed. A fellow of the American Institute of Architects. So this one is I guess a little bit different than previous I just because she died in two thousand twelve so that wasn't that long ago I think the people we covered in the past kind of like stuck to. I think it's important to show that like this was a first that happened not too long ago and this is still field. That is very the number of black women. People in general let alone black women in the field of licensed architects in the United States is very small in disproportionate. And something that's growing but like it's still it's still a small number of black women in the field and yeah so we're GonNa talk about normal today. Which is she? Was you know a pioneer in the field and her story is pretty interesting. Yeah I it is pretty telling that It's such a recent I and normally when we do these I I get a bunch of bullet points then. I'm like okay. Here's the things that they've done and this one is three page. Yes she did a lot. Yeah yeah so I guess let's get started. Let's get into it already. Ready so normal was born on April fifteenth. Nineteen Twenty eight in Harlem and her father's name was Walter Merrick. He was a doctor and her mother was Mary. And she was a seamstress and they were both immigrants there from Trinidad and she was their only child and so she was raised during the Great Depression. Her family moved from Crown Heights in Brooklyn when she was a child. Or excuse me. Her family moves to Crown Heights in Brooklyn when she was a child and her father got a medical degree from Howard University So when she was a child she was already exhibiting on these signs. That would lead toward architecture. I don't know about y'all but like architecture's very interesting I could never I could never do like but I think it's amazing And just something. That's grown like become so innovative so quickly But just like it has so many different elements of things are. There's the math yeah. They're the visuals in you. Know to so many the physics of it like so many different things that go into it and so as a child she exhibited signs of being good and all these different areas so she had this art things he sketched she painted and she drew anti carpentry work. She worked on furniture. Yeah she was really a cool Gal. She was young and she went to public girls. School called Hunter College High School. She was a high school student to some of those same fields. She said that her grades were pretty good and pretty much everything I love it. I know she was really good at art sciences and math which is still pretty much everything all of it good. Yeah in general but it was her father who suggested to her that maybe you should do architecture and obviously there are now. There aren't many black people who were in the profession but that didn't keep her from pursuing it so she wanted to go to Howard. Her father did but her father didn't want her to her. Parents wanted her to stay closer to home and so to prepare for Columbia University's architecture program. She took liberal arts courses at Barnard College and Barnard College was associated with Columbia University. But it was for women. Mike was for women as Columbia. Didn't accept women students so she went through that those courses and then she got into the Columbia University School of Architecture so she remarked on how her first year. There was super hard but that didn't keep her from coming back. After the summer. She came back in the fall like many of her classmates were war veterans somehow bachelors and Masters degrees. So basically they have people around them and they already had all experienced able to help them through the process of getting through these amazingly. I can't even imagine how difficult courses they were Those people what kind of work on assignments together but she had this situation where she was commuting to school in sometimes had to finish her work on her commutes or at home alone and so that kind of having we know like having how having that support system is important. When you're going through school right. Oh yeah she got her bachelor of architecture degree in nineteen fifty as she was one of two women in her class and the only black win after that she applied to nineteen architectural firms. She said in interviews like I won't forget that number nineteen while But was turned down every one of them. Yeah and she got hers on. She got the twentieth This is the coat that she said she said. I don't know if the rejections were because I was a black person because I was a young woman or because of the economic recession at the time. But she said that those places weren't hiring women are black people so I think we can kind of go Like what the issue was here Yeah so she her twentieth one. That was when she went to work in the city. Of New York's Department of Public Works as what she says. It's a junior person and she didn't like that job because she couldn't really be creative in it So.

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Stuff Mom Never Told You

07:14 min | 1 year ago

"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"Do. You know what today is. What is today I don't wait what, but it's time for another female I. Was Really Anticlimactic Of course, it is a big day. That is the biggest day Vermont. True is true. However, I thought there was something else added. Maybe there's going to be. Well. You know what next time! Champagne, we'll do it, yes. It's. A huge. Yes, we're going to build it up every time, but that means that we are joined once again by our friend and CO worker Eve's. Hello Hi. Doing is good, but I have a request. If there is cake next time, can it be cheesecake because a lot, a huge fan of other kinds of Katie so if we can do if I can be that person and request? Comes No. That's perfect. I'm the same way and so my birthday is this month just? Up, and since I was fourteen years old, because I did not like regular cake, my birthday cakes always been cheesecake so every year. A couple of years couldn't go home. My mom would make me a fancy homemade cheesecake. Oh my birthday, so I like that, yes. Yes, we will do cheesecake. Are you in on the cheesecake game to any? I am, but I actually have a very funny story about cheesecake because I once when I was in middle school I bought an entire cheesecake from Kroger and. Chocolate flavored every slice that little special. Try Me and my friend eight, the entire thing while we were watching the stargate movie with Kurt Russell James Spader, and we got very sick. And so I haven't associated. I just have to get past it like every time I have the I. It's good, but you know there's like. Nervousness and That's not good, but you are the winner you get to make the request. Okay will be a cheesecake. I made. The toppings are playing cheesecake pretty fit cheesecake. I will say ooh. Or a strawberry? I don't really get much more interesting. So the reason I fell in love with cheesecake because I. Watch my mom make it and I helped her make. It is like these mini chocolate chips with the chocolate crust. All time favorite. Don't like anything over that like do some strawberries and all of that, but I don't Wanna be all facie with keep live. My teeth fall. Matiara A- An orphan thing no. Well, you walk up, thank you. Decide I used to be where my parents in college. It'd be like me. Does at the cheesecake factory and I'd be like. Okay. Fancy. Fancy. Book I just. Overwhelms me much. We're on the same page. But today we are not talking about just cheesecake. Fine. We'll return to that topic. Did you bring us as female I of the day as Well today's female. I is Norma Merrick S- Clark, and she has a lot of I to her name like a lot of them, but one of the biggest ones is that she was well. She was one of the first black female licensed architects in the US wasn't the first one. A lot of places list her as the first, but she probably wasn't the first. in the US, but she was the first black woman to be licensed as an architect in New York and in California and she was the first black woman to be a member of the American Institute of Architects, and she was the first black woman to be appointed a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. So. This one is I. Guess a little bit different than previous I just because she died in two thousand twelve, so that wasn't that long ago. I think the people we covered in the past kind of like stuck to. I think it's important to show that like this was a first. That happened not too long ago and this is still field. That is very. The number of black women. People in general let alone black women in the field of licensed architects in the United States is very small in disproportionate. And something that's growing, but like it's still. It's still a small number of black women in the field and. Yeah so we're GonNa talk about normal today. Which is she was? You know a pioneer in the field and her story is pretty interesting. Yeah I. It is pretty telling that It's such a recent I and normally when we do these I I. Get a bunch of bullet points then I'm like okay. Here's the things that they've done. And this one is three page, yes? She did a lot. Yeah Yeah, so I guess let's get started. Let's get into it. Already. Ready. So normal was born on April Fifteenth, Nineteen Twenty eight in Harlem, and her father's name was Walter Merrick he was a doctor, and her mother was Amy Merrick and she was a seamstress, and they were both immigrants there from Trinidad, and she was their only child, and so she was raised during the Great Depression. Moved from Crown Heights in Brooklyn when she was a child or excuse me, her family moves to Crown Heights in Brooklyn when she was a child, and her father got a medical degree from Howard University. so when she was a child, she was already exhibiting. Signs that would lead toward architecture I don't know about y'all, but like architecture's very interesting I could never I could never do. Like but I think it's amazing. and just something that's. Grown like. Become so innovative so quickly but just like it has so many different elements of things. The are there's the math? Yeah, they're the visuals in. You know to so many the physics of it like so many different things that go into it, and so as a child. She exhibited signs of being good and all these different areas, so she had this art things he sketched, she painted, and she drew anti carpentry work. She worked on furniture. Yeah. She was really a cool Gal. She was young and she went to public girls. School called Hunter College High School. She was a high school student to some of those same fields. She said that her grades were pretty good and pretty much everything. I love it, I know. She was really good at art sciences and math, which is still pretty much everything. All of it. Good Yeah in general. But it was her father who suggested to her that maybe you should do architecture, and obviously there are now. There aren't many black people who were in the profession, but that didn't keep her from pursuing it. So. She wanted to go to Howard like her father did, but her father didn't want her to her. Parents wanted her to stay closer to home and so to prepare for Columbia University's architecture program. She took liberal arts courses at Barnard College. And Barnard College was associated with Columbia University, but it was for women Mike was for women as Columbia didn't accept women students, so she went through that those courses, and then she got into the Columbia University School of architecture, so t remarked on how her first year there was super hard, but that didn't.

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12:37 min | 1 year ago

"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"Mall of America Future Destination for Mary. Kate and Ashley sure big project is the point. I think that's why she worked for. Excuse of course a big set for their little mini stories. The Adventures of Mary went around and get lost and derive again. I don't remember other roller coaster. Eh You watch it every day. Lake Mary Kate and Ashley Video. I just got a I got a hold on the old days. You use your judgment of what I gotta do. It's like it's not like we're that fresh. I'm not that fresh up on it. Because I imagine it wouldn't be a thing that you go back to every no never not oh well. Maybe you do no judgment notice. She retired from that practice in nineteen ninety two but you know she had a long illustrious career and she also did a ton of other other things besides that career she also taught at the University of California Los Angeles and served as a director of the University of southern California architect skilled and she was a member of the Commission of the California State Board of Architectural Examiners wow yeah and the whole mouthful in the nineteen nineties she lectured at Howard University Columbia University and other schools and she held seminars for people who are taking the architecture licensing exams so she kind of worked as this mentor to other people. She said that she didn't have any mentors and role models growing up but was happy to be one to others which I feel like. It's important to remember like lift as you say that would be anybody. WHO's a first. How do you find when you're the the one that's paving the way remember when you once you have. Let's teach others to do so. I'm a big I guess you have. You definitely have to have a lot of resilience to to be a person breaking like that. Oh I feel that is dominated even now by pretty much. Mel People's People's uh-huh articulate as always one of those words. I love the word people's because it just automatically makes you smarter money's at mytalk. Yeah when I say people say no. Oh care giving. I'm getting these enduring aw all right now thinking more concerned about it. Don't worry about the I mean. That's got to be really hard to come into a field that is still predominantly imminently mel based in male-dominated and trying to lead away. Try New seminars. That's phenomenal as a black woman just paving her way through seatbelt that quote architecture should be working on improving the environment of people in their homes in their places of work and places of recreation. It should be functional and pleasant not just in the image of the ego of the architect said I think that's good insight into how she felt about the work that she did once he retired tired or I like this part. She lived with her family in southern California and she had garden parties in the spring time which sound really fancy. I don't know if I've ever been to to a garden party before but I would love to. I've been to one Wisconsin by June company and it was beautiful Jin. They're also much off. After like two is the thing that you drink at garden parties though no you drink like is it mint juleps type of thing and that's more isn't that whiskey NBC yes in style so more on those lines maybe a little bit of lemonade tease yeah but that would be what I would think of as Garden Party but but if it was my garden party a lot of I think we can make our own rules when it comes to the Garden Party so I think there's a lot of like that croquet. Okay game yes again which refers to heather's do people. WE'RE LETTING SAMANTHA DOWN ON FINDS The friends here if you if you keep naming things will shuttle theory you guys also have the spongebob reference what True Yeah. I will watch heather's. Yes we have a party. Let's have a garden party. Actually that was named party for that at one of the restaurants in Atlanta dressed up. I don't know what it was for but it was really. They're really cute and stuff like that. Yeah we can. We can make it work because what is it. The heather is like this is the sporty heather. Is it like spice girls but with heather who's the leader okay so I can just scary. Heather Heather would be one. Oh Ryder's character to whoever heather she's off Bianca. Oh I can't do that I can. I can see that out because they've come for you. GotTa get mean but Heather on Ryder's character is the dark haired. One INCAPACI- Shannen Doherty isn't as well as well as Christian slater. Oh what a cast best. She was still really active in all the architecture things going into the later years of her life. In two thousand and three she was appointed into the California architects board where she served on the Professional Qualifications Committee and the Regulatory Enforcement Committee. I was really hoping that she was just the the as the whole community wide. I'm here for what a bunch of other boards and committees to we don't even go into in two thousand eight the AI gave her the Whitney m young junior award which is an award that recognizes an architect or an organization that embodies the profession's responsibility to address social issues and she died four years later in two thousand twelve of heart failure at her home in California when she was eighty five years old yeah but she was clearly recognized as for the work that she did while she was alive but she has gotten a posthumous ord as well just this year in July twenty nineteen she became the first black woman comment to be given the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Gold Medal and that gold medal is given in recognition of a significant body of work with lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture and that's the highest honor that the organization awards so she's as many people are in in have been awarded things posthumously as well so it's good to know that a person you know he's talking about giving people they're flowers while they're still alive and for them to be awarded while they're alive but also important to remember people after they've gone and the work they've done especially pioneering hearing it feels like this kind of opening like she acted as a mentor to opening it up to other people who may think that they don't have a place yeah and that and feels like this and I think about this all all the time when it comes to being I or being a black woman to pioneer spaces that a lot of people may think of as Weiss basis but they are our our meal spaces white spaces spaces for men and not having a kind of path or not seeing a path or away for it for you because you can't see yourself in that organization but there are you know they're. They're you know they're there and I think having you you know being able to look back at a legacy like hers and being able to continuously honor. Her legacy is important. When it comes to remembering that we can continue forward word on the path that she created there can be more black women architects in the field they can you can be licensed? You know you can fail and you can apply somewhere nineteen times and the twentieth Glenn will be the one that you get so. I think that's why I think it's important to look back at a legacy Lakers right. That's very well. Put US yeah I agree. I think we talk about on this. Show a lot the power of seeing yourself somewhere and how much that can impact to you especially when you're young child. You don't if you don't see anybody. That looks like you then you kind of think well. That must not be for me yeah right so I'm glad that we have people like this. We have our female I that are s being examples and being mentors. Oh yeah an in on female I I wanted to shout out a couple of other people because I know I mentioned in the beginning that he was not the first licensed a black female architect in the US so the first first black architect period to become a member of a it was Paul Revere Williams in Nineteen twenty-three and before Norma there were Beverly Lorraine Green and Georgia Louise Harris Brown and they were also thought to be licensed architects in nineteen forty to nineteen forty nine respectively in both both of them were registered in Illinois and so both of their stories are interesting as well and I felt like we talk about this a lot in I in how there is a path for a person to get to a first there were so many other hands involved especially when it comes to inventions and stuff like that that a person's I wasn't isolated and also continuing to put into perspective respective in context why I is important in terms of like well other people had access in. There weren't barriers for them necessarily but you know it's there. There were leading up to her becoming having her first there were other people who came before her in beverly and Georgia where to those people and so their stories are really interesting as well. Oh and Brown recognize the beer she face because he was a black woman trying to work in architecture so she learned Portuguese and move to Brazil in nineteen fifty-three three because you kind of realized there was a burgeoning growing architecture seeing there and she later got her architectural license there as well in Brazil and she moved there knowing about all those advancements that were being made and she was also kind of seeking racial democracy because there's this kind of propaganda machine going right now saying look at us we we have this really open you know racial situation going on in Brazil but without needing to go into the details of the racial yeah like a maneuvers of everything and still is happening in Brazil right now like it wasn't obviously as rosy that propaganda made it seem so you know that how's that thing but she also was successful when she got to Brazil and started working there architecture but yeah those are stories as well if anybody wants to go on that path and continue continue looking at all these architecture I in pioneering women in it. Yeah Yeah. You've got a bonus female. I listen here is like a mini female. I within the female for Homework Homework Yeah We. I've always wanted to assign homework your opportunity. It's time listeners. Go out and find more female. I for US and send them our way. ooh Yeah because I think that's about what we have to say about Norma. thank you so much always use yeah. It's enjoy being here so pleasure. Oh okay me too. When you come in we do and we would love for listeners to be able to find you because you do other things than this. You have a lot of other stuff going on yeah. I never know where I could tell them to find me but I will say that I also host popular which is a show about people in history who stood up to the status quo into things often persecuted for it. You can find unpopular and all all the social media things like the facebook twitter and instagram. You can listen to the show on all of the also things. Were you listen to podcasts. Wherever you're listening to this right now you can also hear me on this day in history class which is also on all the social media things and also on the podcast also on that thing that you used to listen if you pick up the phone and I don't don't do a good mid mid central mid western whatever that old accent is chance Atlantic yeah that thing get learn of home. I don't WanNa hear any critiques because the only thing they say over and over London London in general that we're not here took criticized validates you at all you just call London. I want to call London. I've been waiting my whole life London debut that everyone move yeah. I'm pretty sure that's how it works. You can.

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"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

05:23 min | 1 year ago

"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"So yeah she she becomes the first another I another firs lacks woman architect in California and stayed that way for very unfortunate long wait until the eighties wow yeah she was at that firm for a while to after six years at firm she became the director of architecture there and she hired people at oversaw staff and coordinated the technical aspects of some really big projects and so some of her projects were California Mart Fox Plaza Pacific Design Center San Bernardino City Hall and the US Embassy Bassy in Tokyo and her son said that she thought designing the building was the actual easy part of the job while the production of it all all the other nuts and bolts that went into it was the real work of the job easy to downplay when you're you've worked hard to get to somewhere and it's such a major position. It's easy to downplay and say Yeah Right. I just knew it I was you know that's the easy part but yeah I get how things like that have so many different moving parts so everybody's job is important but yes so she got she got to that point and for a lot of her career she actually served as a project manager rather than a design architect architect which was actually the case with many women architects who worked who worked in corporate farms so she didn't design most of the big projects that she supervised revised and Marshall Pernille who was a former president of the American Institute of Architects told. La Times that she could design large projects but that it was unheard of to have an African American female who was registered as an architect. You didn't try that person out in front of your clients in say hey this is the person running your project so Marshall personnel who is a former president of the AA told the La Times that she could design large projects Jake's but quote it was unheard of to have an African American female who was registered as an architect. You didn't that person out in front of your clients in say this. This is the person designing your project. She was not allowed to express herself as a designer but she was capable of doing anything. That's sweat sweat. Marshall Pernell said either way she was really good project manager anti state with gruen until nineteen eighty and she got she was married several times destroy life during the time she was at grew and she married Ralph Sclerotic an associate at Gruen who died in one thousand nine hundred eighty four so dot years after they married in nineteen eighty here's another I she became the first black woman appointed to the College of fellows of the AA and she was the first woman in and the Los Angeles chapter to be given that honor that same year she became vice president at the Los Angeles firm Welton an Beckett associates so she was the project director on Terminal One at Los Angeles International Airport which was a fifty million dollar project that she finished before for the Star of the Nineteen eighty-four Olympics. Oh Wow this is another part of her life which I think you two will really appreciate She Co.. Oh founded the women owned firm SEGEL's cleric and diamond with Margo Siegel and Catherine diamond and that was the largest completely women owned architectural firm in the US at the time yeah like that she was the first African American woman to co who own an architectural practice. Wow Yeah so many first thousand nine hundred eighty five yeah the firm made a a bunch of proposals that may propose on projects it got all of those commissions so they worked on the Tarzana promenade which was in ninety thousand square foot medical in retail center and remodeling of the Lawn Dell Civic Center and they worked on additions to schools and other institutional buildings so nineteen eighty-five this was after her previous husband died she married Doctor Cornelius Welsh so another marriage and she left Siegel Larrikin diamond in nineteen eighty nine even though the really cool thing to do because even though they had these fifty million dollar projects they couldn't get the large-scale projects that she really really wanted and she missed that kind of challenge in the money that came with those projects which is totally understandable there yeah she became the principal of project management. Ah Jeopardy Partnership which was a firm that was known for his design of public spaces and while she was there she helped design and construct the mall of America. L. Is back into the mall of America I have not I've seen the Mary Kate and Ashley Short Videos where they visited events okay now. I'm just annoyed but not anything gable. I've seen it multiple times okay old role we don't because a lot of the days are in my lifetime accomplished and I'm just like wow it took that long for her to be awarded and honored as she should have been crazy. It is what we have a little bit more for you but first one more quick break for more sponsor.

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"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

Stuff Mom Never Told You

09:37 min | 1 year ago

"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

"I don't know about y'all but like architecture's very interesting too. I can never I could never do it. They like but I think it's amazing in just something that's grown like become so innovative so quickly but just like it has so many different elements of things like there's two are. There's the math yeah they're the visuals in my you know to so many the physics of it like so many different things that go into it and so as a child she exhibited all these signs of being good and all these different areas so she had this art things he sketched she painted and she drew anti carpentry work irks. She worked on furniture yeah so she was really a cool. Gal since he was young and she went to public. Girls School called Hunter College High School while she was a high school student to and some of those same fields. She said that her grades were pretty good and pretty much everything I love it. I I know but she was really good at art sciences and math which is still pretty much everything good in general but it was her father who suggested to her that maybe you should do architecture and obviously then as there aren't there aren't many black people who were in the profession but but that didn't keep her from pursuing it so she wanted to go to Howard her father did but her father didn't want her to her parents wanted her to stay closer to home and so to prepare for Columbia University's architecture program she took liberal arts courses at Barnard College and Barnard College was associated with Columbia University versity but it was for women like for Women as Columbia didn't accept women students so she went through that those courses and then she got into the Columbia University School School of architecture so she remarked on how her first year there was super hard but that didn't keep her from coming back after the summer she came back in the fall like many of her classmates were war veterans Somehow Bachelors and Masters degrees so basically they have people around them and they already had all experienced unstable to help them through the process of getting through these amazingly can't even imagine how difficult courses they were so those people what kind of work on assignments together but she had a situation where she was commuting to school and sometimes had to finish her work on her commutes or at home alone so that kind of having we know like having how how having that support system is important when you're going through school right. Oh yeah she got her bachelor of architecture degree in nineteen fifty and she was one of the two women in her class and the only black win after that she applied to nineteen architectural firms she said in interviews like I won't forget that number nineteen eighteen but was turned down to every one of them yeah and she got hers on. She got the twentieth This is a quote that she says she said I don't know if the rejections were because I was a black person because I was a young woman or because of the economic recession at the time but she said those places were hiring. Women are black people so I think we can kind of go like right. We know what the issue was here yeah so does she herd twentieth one that was when she went to work in the city of New York's Department of Public Works as what she says. It's a junior address person and she didn't like the job because she couldn't really be creative in it so she wasn't there long she took the New York State architect's licensing exam and she passed stay on the first time which everybody doesn't do even though it was a really tough days long test and she became a licensed architect in nineteen fifty four and that was when I first comes along she became New York State's first black woman licensed architect so she he was hired by a private architectural firm at that point after she quit her job with the city even though her supervisor gave her a bad rep our friends and her relationship with that supervisor with her boss wasn't there wasn't anything wrong with it so he but he said that she was lazy she she got to work late ally that she didn't know anything about design architecture and that she socialized a lot so he had a lot of really negative things to say about her even though she never had any issues and she thought it had to do with the fact that her boss wasn't a licensed architect and with older and she was a younger black in licensed architect so a job she was a threat yeah I'm sure like old dude is like main. I've done nothing we feel this way similarly but we don't lash out the bad recommendation. I'm just saying felt threatened so even though she got out of her old job because she felt like she was wasting her potential she was still doing small small tasks like designing bathroom layout so she's still kind of felt away about that. he spent a year at that small firm and in nineteen fifty five she joined the office of skidmore more owings and Merrill ended up working there until nineteen sixty so that was a pretty big firm and at that major firm she was working on large scale projects projects and teaching evening architecture courses at New York City community college and so around this time she was a single mother of two children she had already been married and been divorced and her mother took care of her children while she worked so she did have a support system is not like nobody was there while she was doing all this stuff and in nineteen fifty fifty nine she became the first black woman to be a member of the American Institute of Architects Loon. Wow in one thousand nine hundred sixty that's when she moves to California and there she took a job at Gruen and associates in Los Angeles and just a side note about grew in Victor Gruen was is the person who was credited with kind of being a pioneer in the American shopping mall. He did a lot working. I think I talked about him recently because we were talking about food courts on others. Roy pointed me. You're not Florida. Yes shopping malls. Are I feel I don't know how sad I am about them leaving but do have I do remember the glory days going into the Disney stores. Oh Yeah and into the double layers and then you see store John Tucker trying to go right cookie inbetween always feeling like you were this close to like falling over the edge because they always had those on the top up level to like glass and I would always be scared like oh my gosh perfume every funny that things years no one else would yeah you can look down all you could smell perfume everywhere as a little kid mall town and with a giant mall yeah I went out well. You've been to China. I'm not sure if you you you have not but they had a million shopping. I don't yeah they have so many mall. It is ridiculous and they're huge. There's there's a basement and then there's a basement under the basement like you're still organiz now organized. You're probably like name what the categories of things are on each floor when you got to that floor yeah. I was like wow this makes sense. This is very organized like anyway the go-to malls in China. You'll be there for the next ninety years so when she was at grew in she recognized how much scrutiny she was getting from her boss there. She didn't have a car and she got rise with one of her her colleagues who was a white man to get to work and later she said in an interview it took only one week before the boss came and spoke to me about being late yet he had not noticed that the young man had been late for two years. My solution was to buy a car since I the highly visible employees. Employees had to be punctual and I think it's funny how she said highly visible employees. I feel like there's definitely skating around all the black woman yeah wheel and they wanted me to see my mistakes. We we get the subtext there. She got her architecture license in California in nineteen sixty two two and so she was the first African American woman to have one in California and she remained the only one for twenty years. Wow until the eighty s yeah wow jeez hey noise. We're all about it today. Sorry the peaking of weird noises we should pause for an advocate be right back in this episode of stuff. Mom Never told you is brought to you by Pantene so y'all I've been using the new pantene rose water collected and it's amazing anything not only does it smell incredible.

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"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

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05:46 min | 1 year ago

"norma merrick" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You

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