Women and the Built Environment
Show here, the interior of the Bait Ur Rouf Mosque in Dhaka, designed by Marina Tabassum on land donated by her grandmother in memory of loved ones
The Story

March 8 is International Women's Day, the theme of which is DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality. In several countries, the entire month of March has been declared Women's History Month, highlighting the achievements of women throughout history. Accordingly, this month's Archnet homepage focuses on the them of women and the built environment. Below are links to a selection of well-known structures designed by women, followed by profiles of to both trail-blazing pioneers in the field and some rising stars. Finally, there is a selection of important historical monuments realized through the patronage of prominent women in their time. You can explore the record and more in our Women in Architecture collection. Clearly, there is more that could be included in this collection, so we welcome your comments, suggestions and contributions.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University College of Islamic Studies (QFIS)
Doha, Qatar
School in Rudrapur
Rudrapur, Bangladesh
Niamey 2000
Niamey, Niger
Preservation of Sacred and Collective Architectures in Moroccan Oases
Various locations, Morocco
Thread Artist Residency & Cultural Centre
Sinthian, Senegal
ODTÜ Bilim Ve Teknoloji Müzesi
Ankara, Turkey
Zaha Hadid
Yasmeen Lari
Suad Amiry
Azra Akšamija
Joy Nwanyelimaka Nsolo
Aziza Chaouni
Leman Tomsu
Jami' al-Andalusiyyin
Fes, Morocco
Madrasa al-Firdaws
Aleppo, Syria
Sabil Nafisa al-Bayda
Cairo, Egypt
Mama Hatun Kümbedi
Tercan, Turkey
Madrasah-i Gawhar Shad
Herat, Afghanistan