328 Pages
    by RIBA Publishing

    All the architects in this book deserve international recognition. The reality is, though, that few are household names. Over the last decade, awareness of the need for gender balance in architecture has gained traction. Within the profession, women remain underrepresented, underpromoted and underpaid. Failure to acknowledge women’s contribution to the built environment has perpetuated this cycle and impoverished us all. By showcasing 100 exceptional architects – who happen to be women – this book provides a flagship reference to inspire and support everyone working in the profession, no matter how they identify. Global in outlook, the book presents an equitable sample of architects from every continent. We all need heroines as much as heroes. Through illustrated interviews, each woman shares how they are responding to a profound disconnect between architecture and the people and landscape it serves. Their visions, methods and models of leadership are essential to connecting the needs of humans and the planet. In the words of Indigenous Canadian architect Eladia Smoke: ‘Now is a critical time to seek out every opportunity to transmit this knowledge to future generations.’ Featuring:

    • 100 interviews with leading women architects, including: Tatiana Bilbao, Odile Decq, Liz Diller, Julia Gamolina, Dorte Mandrup and Farshid Moussavi.
    • Over 400 photographs and drawings.
    • Geographically balanced selection, with profiles across every continent.

    Acknowledgements About the Authors Foreword Preface Introduction Africa Western Africa Olajumoke Adenowo – Nigeria Patti Anahory - Cabo Verde Olayinka Dosekun-Adjei – Nigeria Mariam Issoufou Kamara – Niger Melissa Jeannette Kacoutié - Ivory Coast Tosin Oshinowo – Nigeria Eastern Africa Tatu Gatere – Kenya Victoria Marwa Heilman – Tanzania Irene Masiyanise – Zimbabwe Emma Miloyo – Kenya Rahel Shawl – Ethiopia Southern Africa Sarah Calburn - South Africa Nina Maritz – Namibia Sithabile Mathe – Botswana Sumayya Vally - South Africa Ilze Wolff - South Africa Middle Africa Caroline E. Barla – Cameroon Valérie Mavoungou Rodriguez – Congo Paula Nascimento – Angola Hayette Ndiaye – Chad Caroline Pindi Norah - Democratic Republic of the Congo Northern Africa Nada Elfeituri – Libya Shahira Fahmy – Egypt Samia Henni - Algeria (Cornell) Salima Naji – Morocco Americas Caribbean Celia García Acosta and Carmen Díaz Acosta, Ad Urbis – Cuba Patricia E. Green – Jamaica Lavina Liburd - Saint Kitts Laura Narayansingh – Trinidad Vicki Telford – Barbados Central America Tatiana Bilbao – Mexico Fernanda Canales – Mexico Frida Escobedo – Mexico Gabriela Etchegaray – Mexico Rozana Montiel – Mexico Dorel Ramirez – Nicaragua South America Sandra Barclay – Peru Paula de Falco and Micaela Casoy – Argentina Carla Juaçaba – Brazil Catalina Patiño and Viviana Peña – Colombia Verónica Villate – Paraguay Sofia Von Ellrichshausen – Chile Northern America Design, Bitches - Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph – USA Katherine Darnstadt - Latin-X USA Liz Diller – USA Eladia Smoke – Canada Deanna Van Buren – USA Asia Western Asia Marwa Al-Sabouni – Syria Noura Al Sayeh Holtrop – Palestine Melike Altinsik – Turkey Sumaya Dabbagh - Saudi Arabia Lina Ghotmeh – Lebanon Elena Tsolakis – Cyprus Eastern Asia Sook Hee Chun - South Korea Rossana Hu – China Du Juan - Hong Kong Momoyo Kaijima – Japan Xu Tiantian – China South-Eastern Asia Eleena Jamil – Malaysia Patama Roonrakwit – Thailand Cathy Saldaña – Philipines Daliana Suryawinata – Indonesia Trần Thị Ngụ Ngôn – Vietnam Southern Asia Suhailey Farzana – Bangladesh Takbir Fatima – India Anupama Kundoo – India Yasmeen Lari – Pakistan Habibeh Madjdabadi – Iran Central Asia Togzhan Aubakirova – Kazakhstan Gulnara Diyarova – Kazakhstan Shahnoz Rahmatullozoda – Tajikistan Takhmina Turdialieva – Uzbekistan Asel Yeszhanova – Kazakhstan Europe Eastern Europe Oana-Maria Bogdan – Romania Anca Cioarec and Brîndușa Tudor – Romania Julia Gamolina – Russia Marlena Happach – Poland Svitlana Zdorenko – Ukraine Northern Europe Yẹmí Aládérun – UK Rahel Belatchew – Sweden Grafton Architects, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara – Ireland Saija Hollmén, Jenni Reuter and Helena Sandman – Finland Dorte Mandrup – Denmark Farshid Moussavi – UK Southern Europe Vedina Babahmetović – Bosnia Iva Čukić – Serbia Nerea Amorós Elorduy – Spain Anna Puigjaner and Maria Charneco, MAIO – Spain Mia Roth-Čerina – Croatia Francesca Torzo – Italy Western Europe Odile Decq – France Anna Heringer – Germany Francine Houben – Netherlands Jeannette Kuo – Switzerland Veronique Tavernier – Belgium Oceania Sophie Dyring – Australia Elisapeta Heta - New Zealand Loata Ho – Fiji Sarah Lynn Rees - AustraliaKerstin Thompson – Australia Image Credits Index


    Tom Ravenscroft is a multi award-winning architectural journalist and writer. He is currently the editor of Dezeen – the world's most influential architecture and design website. Tom's writing has been published in numerous architecture publication's including the Architects' Journal, RIBA Journal, Icon, BD, City Metric, Architectural Review and ArchDaily.

    Dr. Harriet Harriss (ARB, RIBA, PHEA, Assoc.AIA, FRSA) is an award-winning educator, writer, qualified architect and professor at Pratt Institute, New York, where she previously served as the Dean of the School of Architecture for three years. Publications include Working at the Intersection: Architecture After the Anthropocene (2022) and Architectural Pedagogies of the Global South (2023).

    Naomi House is Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange for the department of Design and Senior Lecturer in Interior Architecture and Design, at Middlesex University, London. She has recently published Greta Magnusson Grossman: Modern Design From Sweden To California (2021) and Working at the Intersection: Architecture After the Anthropocene (2022).

    Monika Parrinder works at Goldsmiths, University of London and Central Saint Martins, with senior roles at the Royal College of Art and external roles in Europe, the USA and India. Publishing includes essays in The Future of Publishing (2012); Typography Today and Tomorrow (2015); Interior Futures (2019) and her book, Limited Language: Re-writing Design – responding to a Feedback Culture (2012).