WIP is founded on the in-progress nature of architectural practice and the collective power of women engaged in it, and centered around a shared and collaborative approach to design. Distinct from a traditional firm built around a singular identity and authorship, WIP is centered around a way of working as an adaptable framework to meet the needs of its projects and participants.

WIP Studio is an architectural practice led by Lindsay Harkema that approaches projects that engage the public in unconventional ways which challenge and transform the norms of their existing conditions.

WIP Community is a space for the sharing of ideas, experiences, expertise, and resources. Founded on feminist principles, WIP supports those who eschew patriarchal conventions and define new narratives of architectural practice through their work.


WIP Collaborative is a platform to enable WIP participants to work together on shared projects, achieving broader impact through realized works.






WIP is founded by Lindsay Harkema (AIA, NCARB), a Brooklyn-based architect and educator.

Her work focuses on architecture and the public realm through design and research projects that engage this dynamic at a range of scales, from room to plaza. She teaches design studios at the Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York and Barnard College. She holds a Master of Architecture from Rice University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis, and was previously a research fellow at the Strelka Institute in Moscow. Prior to founding WIP, Lindsay worked for the professional offices of Leeser Architecture, Diller Scofidio and Renfro, Architecture + Information, and Rice + Lipka Architects, and previously taught at Syracuse University and Parsons School of Constructed Environments. Her recent work has been exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Centre de Design in Montreal, and her writing is published by Madame Architect, Project, Bracket, Architecture Media Politics and Society, and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

Lindsay is a registered architect in the state of New York and NCARB certified.