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1 Developing a Regional Perspective by Tracing Forgotten Architects and Design Professionals: Women with T-Squares Gail McMillan Digital Library and Archiveshttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia Humanities Conference March 18, 2005

2 International Archive of Women in Architecture

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4 7 Women with T-Squares

5 Harriet Abigail Morrison Irwin ( ) 912 W. 5 th Street, Charlotte Hexagonal house, Aug. 24, 1869 First woman to patent an architectural innovation for a dwelling Economizes space, building materials, and heat; good lighting and ventilation; easier to clean

6 Henrietta Cuttino Dozier ( ) MIT BS in Architecture in four years,1899 –1of 3 women admitted –Only woman to graduate among 175 men 3 rd woman to join the AIA; 1 st woman from the South Founding member of the Georgia AIA Only woman recognized among 16 prominent Jacksonville, Florida, architects

7 Leila Ross Wilburn ( ) 1913 Piedmont Park Apartments, Atlanta, GA

8 Amaza Lee Meredith ( ) Azurest South

9 Amaza Lee Merediths Azurest South, Interior

10 Gertie Besosa-Silva ( )

11 Lolly Tai Ph.D, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh MLA, Harvard University BSLA, Cornell University 1988, new Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture in the College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities, Clemson University 2002, Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, Temple University

12 Hilton Head Island Town Hall Xeriscape Interpretive Garden, 1995 Honor Award: American Society of Landscape Architecture, SC Chapter Honorable Mention for Land Stewardship SC Land Resources Conservation Commission

13 Leslie N. Sharp MA Middle Tennessee State University 2002 –Historic preservation, graduate thesis on public history Coordinator for the Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources –National Register of Historic Places –Georgia Womens History Initiative Georgia Tech –PhD in History: links between gender, technology, and architecture –Women shaping shelter technology, consumption, and the twentieth- century house

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