Tuesday, April 19, 2016

NORMA MERRICK SKLAREK, ARCHITECT

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Norma Sklarek was the first licensed Black American female architect and the first Black female fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
"Born in 1926, Norma Merrick Sklarek was the first Black woman to register as an architect in New York and California, and also the first Black woman to be elected to the prestigious Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). In addition to many important works, she became a role model for younger African-American woman."





The Pacific Design Center (1975), also called the Blue Whale, in California is attributed to Cesar Pelli but Norma Merrick Sklarek has been credited with the project.


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