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List of famous female architects, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female architects list contains the most prominent and top females known for being architects. There are thousand of females working as architects in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic architects have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a architect then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female architects, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female architects?" and "Who are the best female architects?"
Maya Lin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Architects
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Maya Ying Lin is an American designer and artist who is known for her work in sculpture and landscape art. She came to fame as the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and has since continued to pursue a career in art and architecture. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 59

Birthplace: Athens, Ohio

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Annika Sörenstam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Architects
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Annika Sörenstam (pronounced [ˈanːɪka ²sœːrɛnˌstam] (listen); born 9 October 1970) is a retired Swedish American professional golfer. She is regarded as one of the best female golfers in history. Before stepping away from competitive golf at the end of the 2008 season, she had won 90 international tournaments as a professional, making her the female golfer with the most wins to her name. She has won 72 official LPGA tournaments including ten majors and 18 other tournaments internationally, and she tops the LPGA's career money list with earnings of over $22 million—over $2 million ahead of her nearest rival while playing 149 fewer events. Since 2006, Sörenstam has held dual American and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 48

Birthplace: Bro, Sweden, Sweden

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Eileen Gray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Architects
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Kathleen Eileen Moray Gray was an Irish furniture designer and architect and a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 98 (1878-1976)

Birthplace: Enniscorthy, Republic of Ireland

Norma Merrick Sklarek was an African-American architect who accomplished many firsts for black women in architecture. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 84 (1928-2012)

Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York