Maya Lin, architect
Oct. 5, 1959-
Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy (Charlesbridge, 2005
Most famous for designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lin, “M”is for Maya in this collective biography about women who’ve made a difference.
The Official web site of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. is operated by the National Park Service.
Frederick Law Olmsted, architect
Apr. 26, 1822-Aug. 28, 1903
The Man Who Made Parks: The Story of Parkbuilder Frederick Law Olmsted by Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Song Nan Zhang (Tundra Books, 1999)
We have Olmsted to thank for New York City’s Central Park, the grounds at Niagara Falls and other top visitor spots. This is the story of his first love—the great outdoors.
The Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site “offers a variety of programs that interpret the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted.”
Julia Morgan, architect, pioneer woman
Jan. 20, 1872-Feb. 2, 1957
Julia Morgan Built a Castle by Celeste Davidson Mannis, illustrated by Miles Hyman (Viking, 2006)
Morgan became California’s first licensed female architect and designed
over 800 buildings. She was a pioneer woman during the nineteenth