Architecture / Pioneering Women


Pioneering Women of American Architecture is a collection of profiles of women who have made important contributions to American architecture. All of these women were born before 1940. The list was edited by Mary McLeod and Victoria Rosner and the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation.

Mary Jane Colter, Interior, Hopi House, Grand Canyon, 1905. 
Photo: National Park Service via Pioneering Women 

Natalie de Blois (Senior Designer) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Pepsi-Cola Headquarters, 1960, New York City. 
Photo: Ezra Stoller via Pioneering Women

Genia Averbuch, Elsa Gidoni, and Schomo Ginsburg, CafĂ©-Restaurant at the Levant Fair, Tel Aviv, Palestine, 1934.  Her first job was working for Norman Bel Geddes on General Motors’s Futurama exhibit at the 1939 World’s Fair. 

Photo: Library of Congress via Pioneering Women 

Sadly, I wasn't familiar with a lot of the women profiled. This goes to show how important the project is. I'm looking forward to seeing who else gets added. I'm surprised Esther McCoy isn't on the list yet. And what about Greta Grossman?