All Architects

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Peter Zumthor

Haldenstein, Switzerland
born 1943, Basel

Peter Zumthor (born April 26th, 1943 in Basel) is a Swiss architect and Pritzker Prize winner. Zumthor has practiced in the out-of-the-way mountain village of Haldenstein, Switzerland, since 1979. He is not well known to the public, but he is something of a cult figure among architects. He has a..

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Johanna Wolf


born 1905, Budapest

One of the first female architects and engineers in Hungary, Johanna Wolf graduated in 1931 at the Budapest University of Technology. During her university years, she was bullied because of her Jewish roots, as reported by a contemporary newspaper. After graduation, she started working as a..

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Margit Pázmándi


born 1930, Budatétény

Born in Budatétény (since 1950 Budapest, District 22) in 1930, Margit Pázmándi originally aimed to be a sculptor, but finally she graduated in 1952 at the Budapest University of Technology as an architect. From 1954 she worked at the state office responsible for public building design..

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Marianne Várnay

Szeged, Hungary
born 1898, Szeged

Marianne Sternberg was born in Szeged. Her father, Dezső Sternberg was the founding member of the Sternberg Ármin és Testvére factory of music instruments. She was amongst the first female students of the Budapest University of Technology, and graduated in 1924. In 1925, she became the first..

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Ruth Rivera Marin

Mexico City, Mexico
born 1927, Mexico City

Ruth Rivera Marín (Mexico, 1927-1969) was the first woman to graduate from the College of Engineering and Architecture at the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico in 1950. Daughter of Mexican renowned muralist Diego Rivera and well-known actress and writer Guadalupe Rivera Marín, she was..

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Clara Porset

Chimalistas, Mexico
born 1895, Matanzas

Clara Porset (May 25, 1895 – May 17, 1981) was a Cuban-born interior designer. From 1963 until her death, she worked in Mexico, where she is considered a pioneer in furniture design. She was educated in the United States and Cuba, and later studied in Europe in Germany and Paris. She also studied..

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Esther McCoy

Los Angeles, USA
born 2004, Horatio, Arcansas

Esther McCoy (November 18, 1904 in Horatio, Arkansas – December 30, 1989) was an American author and architectural historian who was instrumental in bringing the modern architecture of California to the attention of the world. McCoy is best known as the architecture writer who helped shape the..

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María Luisa Dehesa

Mexico City,
born 1912, Xalapa-Enríquez

María Luisa Dehesa Gómez Farías (Mexico, 1912-2009) was the first woman to receive her architect degree in Mexico and Latin America, breaking the traditionally man-designated space on the discipline in the country. She arrived in Mexico City in 1933 to study architecture at the old architecture..

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