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International Union of Women Architects


Historical Note

Founded in 1963, by Solange d'Herbez de la Tour, the International Union of Women Architects/Union International des Femmes Architectes (UIFA) aims to make known and promote the Woman Architect; to establish relationships and exchanges between professional women; to collect all information concerning the stature and professional life of these women world-wide; to favor friendship links and solidarity, between all members, without political, racial, or religious discrimination. UIFA also works closely with the International Union of Architects (UIA) and others for the interest of the built environment.

UIFA members range from over 75 different countries.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Elevation Drawing, South View of "Altenwohnheim" [Retirement Home], March 5, 1964 (Ms1987-061)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1987-061_WestromHilde_ArchitecturalDrawing_1964_0405_145-7

History of Women Architects (Exhibit, 1986-1987), German Federal Republic Section of the International Union of Women Architects (UIFA)

Identifier: Ms-1988-059

An exhibit of documentary material about women architects in the early and middle 1900s. Includes photographs of the architects and their works with captions and abstracts. Women featured include Ray Eames, Eileen Gray, Florence Knoll, Lilly Reich, Hilde Westrom, and Emilie Winkelmann. Catalog accompanies the panels, with articles about women architects written by Karola Bloch, Grete Lihotzky, Helga Schmidt-Thomsen, and others.

Dates: 1986 - 1987

International Union of Women Architects (UIFA) Conference Materials

Identifier: Ms-2012-001

The International Union of Women Architects (UIFA) was founded in 1963 by Solange d'Herbez de la Tour. The organization aims to promote women in the profession by increasing the public's awareness of contributions made to the field by women and by creating a network of international colleagues. UIFA encourages the exchange of information through its regular conferences hosted by participating chapters from around the globe.

Dates: 1981 - 2019

Linda Kiisk Architectural Collection

Identifier: Ms-2015-054

Linda Kiisk is an artist, architect, and educator specializing in sustainable design and historic preservation. This collection documents her personal and professional activities between 1968-2013, including her architectural studies, organizational activities, travel, projects, and career with her practice, Studio EESTI.

Dates: 1968 - 2013

Hilde Weström Architectural Collection

Identifier: Ms-1987-061

This collection contains the paper of Hilde Weström who was born 1912 in Neisse, Upper Silesia, Germany. She was an architect of Berlin, Germany. The materials in the collection include biographical information, articles, photographs of Weström and her designs, and architectural drawings for nine projects (1954-1970).

Dates: 1952 - 2000