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Natalie de Blois

Chicago, USA
born 1922, Paterson, New Jersey

Natalie Griffin de Blois (April 2, 1921 – July 22, 2013) began her architectural career in 1944 and became known as a pioneer in the male-dominated world of architecture. She was a partner of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill but Gordon Bunshaft took all the credit and she did all the work. Natalie..

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Sarah Harkness

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
born 1914, Swampscott, Massachusetts

Sarah Harkness (July 8, 1914 — May 22, 2013) was a cofounder of The Architects Collaborative (TAC) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was one of two women among seven young architects who formed the firm with Walter Gropius in 1945. She was an inspirational figure for women in architecture..

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Jean Fletcher

Boston, USA
born 1915, Boston

Jean Bodman Fletcher (January 20, 1915 – September 13, 1965) was an American architect who was a founding member of the legendary design firm known as TAC, the Architects' Collaborative in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was born Jean Bodman in Boston and graduated from Smith College in 1937. Her..

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WAA

Beijing , China
born 2010, Beijin

WAA (we architech anonymous) is a collaborative design team. The name of the practice was coined from a desire for the architect to sit comfortably within the background without the dogma / brand which so often can soften to become baggage and conflict with the interests of the client. We strive..

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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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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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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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Maria José Marques da Silva

Porto, Portugal
born 1914, Porto

Maria José Marques da Silva Martins was born in Porto in 1914. She was the daughter of architect José Marques da Silva. After completing the degree in Architecture at the Porto Fine Arts School, she obtained her Architecture Diploma (CODA) in 1943, making her the first woman architect at that..

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María Aurora Campos Newman

Mexico City, Mexico
born 1941, Mexico City

María Aurora Campos Newman de Díaz (1941-2003) was the first Mexican woman to graduate as an industrial designer in the country. As founding partner of Grupo Di in 1970 and of the designer association DIMAC in 1971, María Aurora carried an important role in the development and promotion of..

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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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Franciska Bettelheim


born Újpest

One of the first practising female architects in Hungary with a university degree, Franciska Bettelheim was born into a well-off Jewish family and graduated around 1934, probably at the Budapest University of Technology. She lived in the industrial town of Újpest (since 1950 the 4th district of..

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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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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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Dušana Šantel Kanoni

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born 1908, Pazin

Dušana was born in Gorizia, in 1925. She enrolled at the Faculty of architecture in Ljubljana. Her mentor was Ivan Vurnik, she finished her studies in 1932. She became the first female graduate in architecture in Slovenia. After one year of practice with architect Dragotin Fatur, she recieved a..

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Revathi Kamath

New Delhi, India
born 1955, Bhubaneswar, Orissa

Revathi Kamath is an Indian architect and planner based in Delhi. She is a pioneer of mud architecture in India. On the other hand, she is also credited with building the tallest stainless steel structure in India. She spent her formative years in Bangalore and tribal areas along the Mahanadi..

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Cahide Tamer

Istanbul, Turkey
born 1915, Istanbul

Cahide Tamer was one of the pioneering female figures in the field of restoration in modern Turkey. She was born in Istanbul and graduated from Erenköy Girls High School. In 1935, following the breakdown of her first marriage when she was 17, she enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts, the..

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Charna Furman

Montevideo, Uruguay
born 1941, Montevideo

Charna Furman (born 12 December 1941) is a Uruguayan architect noted for her design of a communal women's housing project designed to create affordable housing for single mothers. As a prisoner, confined during the Uruguayan Dictatorship, she has become an advocate for people deprived of their..

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Suad Amiry

Al Sharafeh, Al Bireh
born 1951, Damascus

Suad Amiry (born 1951) is an author and architect living in the West Bank city of Ramallah. She studied architecture at the American University of Beirut, the University of Michigan, and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Her parents went from Palestine to Amman, Jordan. She was brought up..

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Milica Šterić

Belgarde, Serbia
born 1914, Smederevo

Milica Šterić (1914–1998) worked briefly at the Ministry of Construction and later went on to oversee the Department of Architecture and Urbanism at the state construction firm Energoprojekt, which was charged with many important infrastructure projects throughout Yugoslavia and abroad. Her..

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