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Help Us Recognize the Women that are Shaping Architecture Around the World

08:00 - 8 March, 2018
Help Us Recognize the Women that are Shaping Architecture Around the World, © Danae Santibañez
© Danae Santibañez

At ArchDaily we want to see more women showing their projects to the world and receiving the recognition they deserve for their work. Today, we celebrate International Women’s Day and, with the help of our readers, we want to continue to give visibility to the valuable contribution made every day to the field of architecture by millions of colleagues.

In Honor of Women's Day, 15 Exceptional Projects

06:00 - 8 March, 2016

Zaha Hadid, Di Zhang, Carme Pinos, Jeanne Gang, Carla Juaçaba, Bia Lessa, Elisabete de Oliveira Saldanha, Sandra Barclay, Kazuyo Sejima, Sharon Davis, Elisa Burnazzi,Tatiana Bilbao, Jô Vasconcellos, Odile Decq, María Victoria Besonías, Lina Bo Bardi. 

While there is still a lot of progress that needs to be made to achieve gender equality within the profession, women are behind some of the most recognizable and inspiring projects. To honor their work, and in light of International Women's Day, we present 15 outstanding projects designed by female architects.

The selection features work by the only two women to have been awarded the Pritzker PrizeZaha Hadid and Kazuyo Sejima – as well as projects designed by Sharon Davis and Elisabete de Oliveira Saldanha, who both won Building of the Year 2016 awards. All fifteen projects represent the potential of each architect and can serve as inspiration for everyone.

View all of the projects after the break. 

Arquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women in Architecture: Part 7, Sustainable Architecture

18:00 - 15 March, 2015
Arquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women in Architecture: Part 7, Sustainable Architecture, Courtesy of Arquitetas Invisíveis
Courtesy of Arquitetas Invisíveis

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked the Brazilian non-profit group Arquitetas Invisíveis to share with us a part of their work, which identifies women in architecture and urbanism. They kindly shared with us a list of 48 important women architects, divided into seven categories: pioneers, “in the shadows,” architecture, urbanism, social architecture, landscape architecture and sustainable architecture. We will be sharing this list over the course of the week.

Today, in the last post of the series, we present the female architects who put an emphasis on sustainability. 

Carla Juaçaba. Image Courtesy of artribune.com Françoise Hélène Jourda. © GA-dr Leiko Motomura. Image via amima-arquietura Centro de Cultura Max Feffer, Pardinho, São Paulo, Brasil. © Roger Hama Sassaki + 8

Arquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women in Architecture: Part 6, Landscape Architecture

19:00 - 14 March, 2015
Arquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women in Architecture: Part 6, Landscape Architecture, Courtesy of Arquitetas Invisíveis
Courtesy of Arquitetas Invisíveis

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked the Brazilian non-profit group Arquitetas Invisíveis to share with us a part of their work, which identifies women in architecture and urbanism. They kindly shared with us a list of 48 important women architects, divided into seven categories: pioneers, “in the shadows,” architecture, urbanism, landscape architecture, social architecture, and sustainable architecture. We will be sharing this list over the course of the week.

Yesterday we brought you The Urbanists, and today we present women leaders in landscape architecture.

Lota de Macedo. Image Via/G1 Globo Kathryn Gustafson. © Gustafson-Porter Rosa Grena Kliass Princess Diana Memorial. © Gustafson-Porter + 9

Arquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women in Architecture: Part 5, Social Architecture

18:00 - 13 March, 2015
Arquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women in Architecture: Part 5, Social Architecture, Courtesy of Arquitetas Invisíveis
Courtesy of Arquitetas Invisíveis

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked the Brazilian non-profit group Arquitetas Invisíveis to share with us a part of their work, which identifies women in architecture and urbanism. They kindly shared with us a list of 48 important women architects, divided into seven categories: pioneers, “in the shadows,” architecture, urbanism, social architecture, landscape architecture and sustainable architecture. We will be sharing this list over the course of the week.

Yesterday we brought you the urbanists, and today we present women leaders in social architecture.

Jane Drew. © Jorge Lewinski Elisabete França. Image via Moscow Urban Forum Julie Eizenberg. Image via AIA Julia King + 11

Arquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women in Architecture: Part 4, Urbanism

18:00 - 12 March, 2015
Arquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women in Architecture: Part 4, Urbanism, Courtesy of Arquitetas Invisíveis
Courtesy of Arquitetas Invisíveis

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked the Brazilian non-profit group Arquitetas Invisíveis to share with us a part of their work, which identifies women in architecture and urbanism. They kindly shared with us a list of 48 important women architects, divided into seven categories: pioneers, “in the shadows,” architecture, urbanism, landscape architecture, social architecture, and sustainable architecture. We will be sharing this list over the course of the week.

Yesterday we brought you The Architects, and today we present women leaders in the field of urbanism.

Françoise Choay. © PFRunner Jane Jacobs, 1961. Image via Wikipedia. Raquel Rolnik. Image via  USP Amanda Burden. Image by Bloomberg Associates - Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons + 12

Arquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women in Architecture: Part 3, Architecture

16:30 - 11 March, 2015
Arquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women in Architecture: Part 3, Architecture, Courtesy of Arquitetas Invisíveis
Courtesy of Arquitetas Invisíveis

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked the Brazilian non-profit group Arquitetas Invisíveis to share with us a part of their work, which identifies women in architecture and urbanism. They kindly shared with us a list of 48 important women architects, divided into seven categories: pioneers, “in the shadows,” architecture, landscape architecture, social architecture, urbanism and sustainable architecture. We will be sharing this list over the course of the week.

Today we present women architects who stand out for the quality of their work. 

Carme Pinós. © Estudio Carme Pinós Jô Vasconcellos. © Beto Novaes/EM/D.A Press Gae Aulenti. © Ernesto Ruscio - Getty Images Europe via Zimbio. Jeanne Gang in front of the Acqua Tower. Image Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation + 32