Zaha Hadid has been overwhelmingly voted as the greatest contributor to the status of women in architecture
More than 40 per cent of respondents to this year’s AJ Women in Architecture survey said the 63-year-old dame had achieved more for the status and profile of women in architecture than anyone else.
The show of support comes nearly two years after the high-profile architect won the AJ’s Jane Drew Prize for her work advancing women in the profession.
Major international projects currently in the pipeline for her practice – which was founded 34 years ago – include new Iraqi Parliament building in Baghdad and the Tokyo Olympic stadium.
After Hadid the survey’s respondents recognised Denise Scott Brown (5 per cent), Alison Brooks (3 per cent), Sarah Wigglesworth (3 per cent), and former RIBA president Angela Brady (3 per cent) as the next greatest contributors to women architects’ cause.
2014 survey results: Greatest contribution to the status and profile of women in architecture
1. Zaha Hadid – 43%
2. Denise Scott Brown – 5%
3. Alison Brooks – 3%
4. Sarah Wigglesworth – 3%
5. Angela Brady – 3%
6. Jeanne Gang – 1%
7. Kazuyo Sejima – 1%
8. Billie Tsien – 1%
9. Eva Jiricna – 1%
10. Liz Diller – 1%