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Celebrating 100 Women in architecture

Over the past decade, awareness of the need for gender balance in architecture has gained traction. Within the profession, women remain underrepresented, underpromoted and underpaid. In this latest publication from RIBA, women’s contribution to the built environment is rightly acknowledged and celebrated. 100 Women: Architects in Practice is a rich, diverse, and fascinating survey of exceptional women architects from around the world.

Multiple award winner and leading industry voice Professor Harriet Harriss together with senior academics and writers Naomi House and Monika Parrinder and multi-award-winning architecture journalist and editor of Dezeen Tom Ravenscroft showcase the largely overlooked stories of 100 women currently making their mark in the architectural world.

Geographically balanced to feature architects across six continents from no less than 79 countries, from Argentina to Zimbabwe and everywhere in between. The book explores “the different worlds, different forms of architecture and the place-sensitive approaches” each architect has taken to fulfil their vision through a series of insightful profiles and inspiring imagery.

Featuring a foreword by Alison Brooks, this highly anticipated book celebrates the most influential architects of our day. Among them are winners of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal and many other international awards, including Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects, Francine Houben of Mecanoo, Liz Diller, Farshid Moussavi, Anna Herringer, Momoyo Kaijima, Mariam Issoufou Kamara and Yasmeen Lari. The introduction identifies areas of common focus that seem to point a way forward: “practice innovation; care and connection; unpredictable participation; future place-making; equity.”

The book shines a spotlight on leading practitioners from all across the globe. Each has the knowledge and talent to be a household name. This publication aims to play a small part in increasing their visibility by giving their contributions due recognition.

100 Women is a must-have book for design students and professionals, serving as a flagship reference and inspirational collection for everyone whether interested in the field of architecture, or in gender equity across all professions and disciplines.

100 Women: Architects in Practice is scheduled for release on 1st January 2024. Pre-order your copy from RIBA Books: