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In the constant struggle for gender equality in the workplace, women in architecture are still largely over looked. Even in husband-wife architectural duos, the wives have routinely been excluded from the awards.
Despite these setbacks, badass women are still helping to create some of the most magnificent buildings in the world.
Architect: Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
Birmingham, England, 2013
Architect: Francine Houben
The library adds a modern flair amid the concrete and sandstone buildings of Palazzos Centenary Square.
Madrid, Spain, 2011
Architect: Mariá Langarita
Using an existing space in an industrial district, Langarita and her team created a venue appropriate for the recording and the personality of the music academy.
Architect: Kazuyo Sejima
The simple box design compliments rather than competes against the art presented inside.
Baku, Azerbaijan, 2013
Architect: Zaha Hadid
This building’s fluid design is a contemporary interpretation of the historic Islamic architecture of the region.
Wiltshire, England, 2013
Architect: Angela Dapper
The building’s irregular columns reflect the historic site, but the building is located far enough away that it does not detract from visitors’ visual experience of Stonehenge.
Architect: Jeanne Gang
At 82 stories, the Aqua Tower is the world’s tallest female-designed skyscraper.
Have any more to add to the list? Leave the names of more ambitious female architects in the comments!