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Known as the “Rosa Parks of architecture,” Norma Merrick Sklarek became one of the first female architects in the U.S. After graduating from Columbia’s architecture school in 1950, Sklarek landed a job designing bathroom layouts for the NYC Department of Public Works. Being highly overqualified for the work she was doing, she moved on to work for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Some of Sklarek’s major projects include the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, Terminal One at the LAX, and the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Citation: Morton, P. (2021). “Norma Merrick Sklarek” (1271793800 939262073 M. McLeod & 1271793801 939262073 V. Rosner, Eds.). Retrieved March, 2021, from