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Women in architecture

We always talk about men architects , let’s see women architects and their great impact.

Norma Merrick Sklarek

Norma Merrick Sklarek was the first black female architect in New York, and she was a pioneer in the field. She was the first black woman to be licensed as an architect in California in 1962. She was the first black woman to be elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) in 1990. Her most well-known designs include Terminal One at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the United States Embassy complex in Tokyo, Japan.

Zaha Hadid

Hadid received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the American University in Beirut, Lebanon. She moved to London in 1972 to study at the Architectural Association, which was a prominent center of progressive architectural ideas in the 1970s.She also taught with OMA associates Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis at the Architectural Association (AA). In 1979, Hadid founded Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), a London-based practice.Her work explores new spatial concepts that enhance present urban surroundings and includes all sectors of design, from the metropolitan scale to interiors and furnishings.

Kazuyo Sejima

Kazuyo Sejima was born in 1956 in Hitachi, Japan and quickly discovered a passion for architecture. After graduating from Japan Women’s University in 1981, she immediately entered the office of Japanese architect Toyo Ito. In 1987, she founded her own company: Kazuyo Sejima & Associates.