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Great Women in Architecture World

Architects world mostly dominated by men. In fact, most students in architectural education, are women. However, in the end, only a few of them who become practitioners. A woman should try harder to survive in the world of architecture. Here are some great women in the world of architecture.

1. Zaha Hadid


Nationality: Iraqi-British

Date of Birth: 31 October 1950

Education: Architectural Assiciation School of Architecture

Firm: Zaha Hadid Architects

Awards: 11 Awards, the most recent is Stirling Prize 2010

Projects : Maxxi, Bridge Pavillion, Guangzhou Opera House, and many more

Websites: www.zahahadid.com

2. Kazuyo Sejima

Nationality: Japanese

 Date of Birth: 1956

 Education: Japan Women’s University

 Firm: Kazuyo Sejima and Associates

 Awards: 6 awards, the most recent is Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2010.

 Projects: Rolex Learning Center, Serpentine Pavilion, and many more.

 Websites: www.sanaa.co.jp

3. Denise Scott Brown


 Nationality: American

 Date of Birth: 3 October 1931

 Education: Architectural Association School in Architecture

 Firm: Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates

 Awards: 9 awards, the most recent is AIA Firm Award 1985

 Projects: Seattle Art Museum, BASCO Showroom, and many more.

 Websites: http://www.vsba.com

4. DS. Vitorini

 Nationality: Indonesian

 Date of Birth: 

 Education: Parahyangan University

 Firm: GAEA Architect

 Awards: 

 Projects: The Ship and many more

 Websites: on process

Great women above, can become an inspiration for women who have a dream to become architects. All it takes is confidence, hard work and patience. Everything is possible.

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  1. May 15, 2011 at 3:23 am

    I was amazed to see that these women were able to fight their way through the struggles of being an architect. What i usually see is that, most women after graduating from their architect school, they tend to pursue other dreams instead such as fashion but their are still some that stay near architecture but don’t become architects, such as the world of interior design etc. Because of this, i think that if women are able to succeed to be an architect, they can also be successful people. So i hope that everyone in our year manage to be architects and be successful in the end.. Amin 🙂

  2. May 16, 2011 at 3:32 am

    i dint think architecture is a profession of a particular gender. it is something generated by ideas. even males would sometimes inspired by feminine thinking. i don’t believe either male or female is ore competent on this area.

  3. architectureintlprogram
    May 25, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    hopefully these great women could inspire us and all architecture students, especially girl, to have an “ambition” to become a great architect, and don`t stuck with the common opinion that men always do better in almost all sector of job, also architecture.

    Mariyam Yasmin

  4. architectureintlprogram
    May 26, 2011 at 2:31 am

    it would be nice if you put some pictures of their works, Indyrra :))

    I agree with Yasmin, these women could inspire us and all architecture students (especially females) to strive in the world of prejudice and growing competition.

    Bernard, you’re right, architects who practice architecture aren’t ‘categorized’ by their genders. What’s important is that someone did make it, right? Like what we discovered in our visual arts lectutes… BUT, let’s face it, the world is still prejudiced and women are still considered as minorities (although there is a study that shows that women have better perception of space, hehe).
    Basically, to me, these ‘the top women’ in whatever matter is just to boost women’s confidence because they are still considered as minorities and dont get as many opportunities as such men do in the world…
    -Sofie Januarti

  5. May 27, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    i think the women has lot of advantage as an architect, 1st she usually use sense of heart ( which usually man dont ) 2nd she is more calm and can work under pressure. they also can get inspiration from their relation with man.

  6. May 28, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Excuse me? SENSE OF HEART?
    What do you mean by sense of heart? Not trying to be sexist here but men and women have the same passion and skill in architecture. And again, usually women in architecture are afraid to break boundaries, but I believe in our class, the ladies are going to be the next Zaha Hadid. (Marvin Julian)

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