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Valentina Pistoli

Tirana, Albania
born 1928, Korca

Valentina Pistoli was born in Korca in 1928. She was educated in architecture in Sofia University, Bulgaria were she graduated in 1952. Valentina is the first woman architect in Albania.

During her career as architect she has designed several residential complexes in Korca, Vlora, Elbasan,..

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Svetlana Kana Radević

Podgorica, Montenegro
born 1937, Cetinje

Svetlana Kana Radević (1937-2000) was the first woman architect in Montenegro. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture Belgrade and reached the final year at the Art History Department at the Faculty of Philosophy, studying at two Faculties at the same time. She obtained a master's degree..

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Kate Macintosh

London, United Kingdom
born 1937, Edinburgh

Catherine Ailsa "Kate" Macintosh is a Scottish architect. She designed Dawson's Heights in Southwark and 269 Leigham Court Road, a Grade II listed building in Lambeth. She studied at the Edinburgh School of Art, now part of Heriot-Watt University. After graduating in 1961, she spent a year..

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Julia Morgan

California, USA
born 1872, Oakland

Julia Morgan was the first woman to be admitted to the architecture program at l'École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the first woman architect licensed in California. She designed many buildings for institutions serving women and girls including YWCA buildings and buildings for..

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Norma Merrick Sklarek

California, USA
born 1926, New York

Norma Sklarek, a pioneer in the field of architecture, was the first licensed African-American female architect and the first black female fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1962. After a year at Barnard College she enrolled at Columbia University's School of Architecture, an..

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Lavinia Scaletti

London, United Kingdom
born 1990, Asuncion

Lavinia Scaletti is an architectural and urban designer living and working in London, with previous professional experience in France and Chile. Between the hours spent working full-time in urban design at Publica, she undertakes independent projects and research, largely as an extension of her..

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Eileen Gray

Paris, France
born 1878, Enniscorthy

Eileen Gray, born Kathleen Eileen Moray, was an Irish furniture designer, architect and a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture. She was the first women recognized for her work in industrial design.

She was born in Enniscorthy in County Wexford, Ireland, in 1878 to an aristocratic..

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Elly Oehler Sonnenschein

Ostrava, Czech Republic
born 1905, Ostrava

Elly Oehler Sonnenschein was a Czech functionalist architect who worked in collaboration with her ​​husband Oskar Oehler. She was a daughter of the director of the Ostrava steelworks, Engineer Viktor Sonnenschein (1873-1942). She studied architecture at the German Technical University in Brno. In..

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Gae Aulenti

Milano, Italy
born 1927, Udine

Gaetana Aulenti was an Italian architect. In 1954 she graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan and began working as an architect and industrial designer. Aulenti conducted extensive cooperation in drafting the magazine Casabella under the direction of Ernesto Nathan..

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Jelisaveta Načić

Belgrade, Serbia
born 1878, Belgrade

Jelisaveta Načić was a notable Serbian architect. She is remembered as a pioneer who inspired women to enter professions which had earlier been reserved for men. She was not only the first female graduate in architecture from Belgrade in 1896, she was also the first female architect in Serbia.
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Lilian Bridgman

California, USA
born 1866, Kansas

Lilian Bridgman career as an architect and designer develops over Arts and Crafts movement. Although her work was not of the most recognized by her contemporaries, she built houses which are now part of the historical heritage monument in the city of Berkeley. She moved to Berkeley in 1891, where..

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Lotte Stam-Beese

Amsterdam, Netherlands
born 1903, Reisicht

Charlotte Ida Anna "Lotte" Stam-Beese was a German architect and urban planner who helped with the reconstruction of Rotterdam after World War II. Beese was born in Reisicht, Silesia, Germany (now Rokitki, Tczew County, Poland). As a young adult she first found work as a weaver in Dresden. She..

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Louise Bethune

New York, USA
born 1856, Waterloo

Louise Bethune, born Jennie Louise Blanchard, was the first American professional architect. In October 1881, at the age of twenty-five, she open her own office with husband Robert Armour Bethune. The opening of his office, announced during the "Ninth Congress of the Association for the..

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Sophia Hayden Bennett

Chicago, USA
born 1868, Santiago de Chile

Sophia Hayden Bennett was an American architect of Chilean descent, known for being the first woman graduate in architecture from the Technological Institute of Massachusetts. In 1891 she won the competition to design for the building of Women in the Universal Exhibition of Chicago 1893. The..

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Wivi Lönn

Helsinki, Finland
born 1872, Tampere

Wivi Lönn born as Olivia Mathilda Lönn was a Finnish architect. She was the first woman to be awarded the honorary title of "Professor" by the Finnish Association of Architects. Olivia Mathilda Lönn was born in the village of Onkiniemi, near Tampere. After graduating from the Industrial School of..

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Marion Mahony Griffin

Chicago, USA
born 1871, Chicago

Marion Mahony Griffin (February 14, 1871 – August 10, 1961) was one of the first licensed female architects in the world, but was the first employee of Frank Lloyd Wright. During her life, she produced some of the best architectural drawing in America and was instrumental in envisioning the..

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Charlotte Perriand

Paris, France
born 1903, Paris

Charlotte Perriand was studying furniture design in Paris. In 1927 she applied for a job at Le Corbusier’s studio in 1927. Unimpressed, he dismissed her work with the comment: “We don’t embroider cushions here.” When her work was put in display at the Salon d’Automne, he was impressed and offered..

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Rosemary Stjernstedt

London, United Kingdom
born 1912, Birmnigham

Rosemary Stjernstedt was an English architect and town planner. She began her career designing furniture in London and then worked on production drawings for the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham. After completing her education and moving to Sweden, she focused on town planning. After..

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Justin Blanco White

Cambridge, United Kingdom
born 1911, Edinburgh

Margaret Justin Blanco White was trained at the Architectural Association where she graduated in 1934. She began her career designing early modern movement housing designs, predominantly in Cambridge and went on to work on pioneering design proposals for housing, educational and community..

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Kristin Jarmund

Oslo, Norway
born 1954, Jarmund

Kristin Jarmund is a Norwegian architect, educated at the Norwegian Institute of Technology and the Architectural Association School of Architecture. Since 1985, she has run her own company. Her work focuses on attaining formal and functional simplification in complex situations. Her special..

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