The response to our recent Women Making an Impact post was astonishing. We received enough resources from our rock-star readers for an entire series and today we’ve got the second addition put together. Without further ado, some sharp shooting ladies who have made enormous contributions to the design world.

Ray Eames, U.S.A.
So significant and infectious were her contributions to the design world that it is nearly impossible to walk through a modern project and not find some derivative of Eames design.
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Lina Bo Bardi, Brazil
A spearhead of Italian rationalism her work is bold and unapologetically modern.  Forms soar and materials are allowed to be true to their character.
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Marion Mahony Griffin, U.S.A.
She was one of the first licensed female architects in the world, and is considered an original member of the Prairie School. Architectural writer Reyner Banham called her the “greatest architectural delineator of her generation.” Alrighty then. Marion Mahony Griffin’s pinky could probably achieve more than most of us combined.
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Eva Jiricna, U.K.
Sophisticated and technical, Jiricna’s work pushes the boundaries and makes us feel like we’re building with Lincoln logs. Thanks a lot Eva.
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Deborah Berke, U.S.A.
Simple but sensuous, her work employs slight geometric moves to engage the inhabitants. Check out her new book and recent NPR interview.
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Tatiana Bilbao, Mexico
It’s refreshing to look at Bilbao’s work as it is such a new interpretation of form. The experience of moving through these projects must be surreal.
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Virginia Kerridge, Australia
Warm materials, glowing volumes and simple geometries characterize Kerridge’s work. For a “young” architect (an architect under the age of 50), Kerridge is hitting it out of the park.
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Ann Beha, U.S.A.
Rational, yet extremely elegant, Beha’s work tackles some of the more important institutions in society. We like the particular knack for resuscitating historic buildings with forward thinking modernism.
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Christine Binswanger, Switzterland
Rumored to be next in line at world renowned Herzog & de Meuron, Binswanger has worked on a mind-boggling portfolio of projects including the Ricola storage buildings, the Walker Arts Center and the Miami Art Museum. Is it just our lack of resourcefulness on the internet, or does H&dM really not have a website?
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Caroline Bos, The Netherlands
As the co-founder of UN Studio, Bos brings her previous experience as journalist, writer and critic to the architecture realm specializing in urban development and infrastructure. The work she is doing with UN Studio is redefining built-form and leading the way to the 21st century.
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