We don’t need to wait for international women’s month to appreciate all they’ve done for humanity since, well, forever. Unfortunately, some of the biggest talents and most skillful female artists have gone unnoticed throughout history and to some extent still do to this day. There is hope, however, as female artists are starting to finally get the attention they deserve. Those in the colossally interesting and impressive world of architecture are no exception.
There have been many talented female architects throughout history who have created marvelous and revolutionary designs. To this very day, many female architects are creating some of the most iconic pieces of architecture, challenging our ideas of what architecture is and can be. They have changed and marked the world with their impressive creations and artistry.
Elisabeth Scott was a British 20th-century architect. She became the nation’s first female architect to receive an international architecture award for her work on the Shakespeare Memorial Theater in Stratford-upon-Avon, the writer’s birthplace. This changed the world of architecture, since at the time, in 1927, there were very few women working as architects. Scott’s award-winning design for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre inspired many other women in her time to pursue architecture and find their own success.