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How Women Shaped Canadian Cities
Canada Architecture News - Mar 09, 2022 - 13:17 847 views
Women are constituting the majority of students in most Canadian architecture schools. But once they graduate the profession should serve their interests equally. Despite all the obstacles women face in this field, many are determined to change the current landscape and put an end to men’s dominance in this field. This short article reviews some of the most recent works of Canadian women architects in celebration of International Women's Day.
Alexandra Biriukova was the first woman registered as an architect in Ontario and the second in Canada.
Bata Shoe Museum. Image © Eberhard J. Wormer
Sonja Bata is famous for her contemporary architectural design of the Bata Shoe Museum.
Project Home Ground; Image courtesy of Alison Brooks Architects
Alison Brooks is another famous Canadian architect whose designs inspired millions.
Frances Bronet; Courtesy of Pratt Institute; Photo © Lyndon French
Frances Bronet is serving currently as the president of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
Image courtesy of Teresa Coady
Teresa Coady is a Canadian architect and the author of "Rebuilding Earth: Designing Ecoconscious Habitats for Humans"
Wanda Dalla Costa; Image courtesy of Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
Wanda Dalla Costa is another Canadian architect who is famous for co-designing with indigenous communities for almost two decades now.
Image courtesy of IBUKU
Elora Hardy is a Canadian designer and the founder of the company IBUKU which is inspired by nature.
Building M62 designed by Johanna Hurme; Image © James Florio Photography
Johanna Hurme is a Canadian architect and the co-founder of the firm "5468796 Architecture".
Image © JavierDo
Phyllis Lambert is a Canadian architect who was involved in the design of Seagram building.
Vivian Manasc is a Canadian architect who designed the Water Center in Calgary.
Creekside Paddling Centre; Image courtesy of McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd.
Marie-Odile Marceau is a Canadian architect. She is also a principal architect at McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd.
Image courtesy of the AIBC
Eva Matsuzaki is the first former woman president of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).
Image © Joy von Tiedemann, courtesy of University of Toronto School of Architecture John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Blanche Lemco van Ginkel is a Canadian architect well-known for planning Expo 67 and leading the preservation of Old Montreal.
Top image: Lawren Harris House by Alexandra Biriukova, 1930. Canadian Homes and Gardens, 1931.
> “Is the male dominance of architecture coming to an end?” on Australian Design Review.
> “The Glass Tower: Why We Need More Women Architects” on Azure.
> Torontoist website.