Around The Globe: Top 5 Women Architects

Published on 04/06/2022
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The profession that is primarily dominated by men, it’s a marvelous achievement for women to register such a vast presence now for a couple of centuries. Various names are able to create history and are still creating exemplary works. The talent we have seen in these women puts them head to head with their male counterparts. There are still multiple hindrances faced by gender identity, contributing to almost half of the world’s population. The primary concern behind this fact is the orthodox mindset of gender inequality. In this blog, we will discuss the personalities who have entirely changed the industry’s outlook, all credit to their talent and creative thought process. Architecture is a field that needs precise attention, and we hope that the list of top 5 women architects will inspire you to pursue the career. It must also be noted that there are specific organizations that are tirelessly working towards getting more and more women architects on board. Let’s dive into it without any further adieu.

Around The Globe Top 5 Women Architects

Around The Globe Top 5 Women Architects

Zaha Hadid

When it comes to architecture, this name will first break all the barriers, be it gender or thought process. She was also awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004, becoming the first woman ever to receive it. Ms. Hadid was born in 1950 in Baghdad, and when you take a look at her works, you will witness the eagerness in her creativity. The designs of Zaha Hadid can easily be seen across the products such as furniture pieces, interior decor, etc.

Neri Oxman

The term Material Ecology was given by her due to her excellent interest in constructing buildings with biological beings. Neri was born in Israel, and the ecology factor was not just limited to her design. It was firmly integrated with the construction process. The organic factors used in construction played a crucial role in giving the buildings a ‘truly alive’ element. She is currently working as a Professor at MIT, and she believes that the world of architecture has always remained a rigorous task with mass productions. It’s time to make it more sustainable.

Eileen Gray

This Irish architect has struggled and couldn’t find the breakthrough moment for many years. As of now, Eileen is one of the highly influential architects working across the globe. Many other designers and architects have found their inspiration from several furniture pieces by Eileen. Her E-1027 home design has put her a role model for all women in architecture.

Odile Decq

While doing an interview, Odile said she always thought that one needs to be a man to become an architect. It was just a couple of centuries ago when this was true. She left her hometown to get a better education in art and history. While studying, she felt that there was potential in her to take over this male-dominated profession. She established her school, dubbed Confluence Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies in Architecture. It is located in France.

Odile Decq

Odile Decq

Florence Knoll

If you want to go through the creative marvels of Knoll, you can easily witness it in all the boardrooms across the States. The architect is widely known for her work in furniture design. She was the director of Knoll Furniture. The projects of interior designing were efficiently accomplished by her as if she was doing the home architecture and giving a unique design to the outdoors. Their birth years of interior designing were from 1945 to 1960, and this was the period she acted as its guardian.

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