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EthelDay - celebrating women in architecture

#EthelDay - celebrating women in architecture

#EthelDay 2018 is an annual event that celebrates the contribution of women to the profession of architecture. Taking place on Thursday 5 July, the day is inspired by Ethel Mary Charles, the first woman to be elected to membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 1898.

For #EthelDay 2018 we asked you to nominate an inspirational women in architecture to be celebrated today (Thursday 5 July 2018) as part of our international women in architecture day.

We received more than 130 nominations and we were overwhelmed with your response and brilliant words about some of the women in architecture that inspire you. Find out about just some of the inspirational women you nominated. 

Who was Ethel Mary Charles?

Ethel Charles became the first woman architect to join the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in 1898. However, Ethel’s path to becoming an architect and member of the RIBA was far from straight forward.

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