Julia Gamolina is dedicated to the built environment and the visibility and advancement of the women who work in it. She is the Founder and Editorial Director of MadameArchitect.org, an online publication focusing on the women that advance the practice of architecture. Thus far, Julia has interviewed over 100 architects and designers, as well as CEOs, publicists, journalists, business strategists, counsel, and more. She is also the Director of Strategy at Trahan Architects, a global architecture firm rooted in New Orleans and New York, where she focuses on new business, digital communications, and brand development.
In 2019, Julia received the Special Citation from AIANY for her work with Madame Architect, and was named one of Professional Women in Construction’s “20 Under 40”. In addition, Julia writes a column for A Women’s Thing magazine titled “Woman to Woman: Conversations Across Boys’ Clubs,” interviewing women in other male-dominated fields such as comedy, wine, venture capitalism, and construction. Her other writing has been featured in Fast Company, Metropolis Magazine, Architizer, and the Architect’s Newspaper. Julia is also a Founding Member of the Wing, a network of work and community spaces designed for women. She has served on juries for the 2019 World Architecture Festival and the DNA Paris Design Awards and has held various speaking engagements at Harvard, Columbia, Yale, UPenn, Pratt, Georgia Tech and more. Julia received her Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University, graduating with the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal for exceptional merit in the thesis of architecture. She is based in New York City, with roots in Novosibirsk, Toronto, and Colorado.