Martha was the first black woman to graduate from the Faculty of Architecture at Cornell University. Despite the social and racial prejudice that permeated the society at the time, the architect has been chosen to work in the great work of restoration of Washington National Cathedral. One of the reasons for hiring her was the vast knowledge that she possessed on the Gothic architectural style, which was the major style of this church in question. Martha was responsible for perspective drawings, representations, sculptural figures in clay and decorative details, having worked for almost 10 years on the project.
Country of origin: United States of America
Education: College of Architecture at Cornell University
Places of professional performance: United States of America
Washington Nacional Cathedral - USA
Curiosities: The architect Martha Ann Cassel Thompson was born in the United States in 1925 and lived until 1968. She graduated and worked throughout all her professional life in her home country.