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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, United States of America

Also Ranked

#34 on The Greatest Artists With Only One Masterpiece

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Annika Sörenstam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Architects
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Annika Sörenstam is a Swedish retired professional golfer whose achievements rank her as one of the most successful female golfers in history. Before stepping away from competitive golf at the end of the 2008 season, she 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 $3 million ahead of her nearest rival. Since 2006, Sörenstam has held dual American and Swedish citizenship. The winner of a record eight Player of the Year awards, and six Vare ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 48

Birthplace: Bro, Sweden, Sweden

Also Ranked

#23 on The Best Golfers Of All Time

#4 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

#9 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

#2 on The Best Swedish Golfers

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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

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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, United States of America

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