Most successful women in architecture

At the Furniture Union, we love success stories in architecture and we find our inspiration in amazing design projects. Today, we present the most successful women in architectural history.

1/ ZAHA HADID

Zaha Hadid was the first woman in History to have win a Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004 and she received the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2012. She was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1950. She designed the Bridge Pavilion in Zaragoza, Spain and the contemporary arts center in Ohio, USA.  Her buildings are distinctively neofuturistic, characterized by the "powerful, curving forms of her elongated structures” with "multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry to evoke the chaos of modern life"


2/ Kazuyo Sejima

Kazuyo Sejima is a Japanese architect known for her work in clean modernist elements designs. In 1995, she created SANAA, a Tokyo studio which designed notable innovative design as the New Museum of contemporary art in New York or the Serpentine Pavilion in London.


3/ JULIA MORGAN

Julia Morgan (1872-1957) was the first woman in History to have been graduated from The Graduate School of beaux arts in Paris. She designed more than 700 houses, churches, office building and hospital including the famous Hearst Castle. Morgan embraced the Arts and Crafts Movement and used various producers of California pottery to adorn her buildings. She is the first woman to have won the AIA Gold Medal (posthumously) in 2014.


4/ Julie Eizenberg

Julie Eizenberg with her husband has found the Koning Eizenberg Architects (KEA) in 1981 and has been demonstrating architectural excellence in the design of many tight budget, affordable housing projects and community buildings.


5/ Victoria Meyers

Founder of Hanrahan Meyers Architects, Victoria Meyers is well known for projects including public institutional buildings, urban master plans, and award-winning residential projects.


6/ Marion Griffin

Marion Griffin was the first licensed architect in the world! Despite the fact that she was working in the shadow of her male collaborator, Architectural writer Reyner Banham whom called her the "greatest architectural delineator of her generation".