Norma Merrick Sklarek
Norma was the first in many things. She was the first african-american woman to receive the architect license and to become a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
When she graduated, no architectural firm wanted to hire her, taking Norma to work at the Department of Public Utilities of New York. It was only possible to exercise her profession four years later, when she got a steady job in an architecture office. After leaving the firm, she opened her own office together with two other female architects, "Siegel, Sklarek, Diamond." She lived until 2012.
Country of origin: United States of America
Education: Columbia University
Places of professional performance: United States of America and Japan
San Bernardino City Hall, California – USA
Fox Plaza San Francisco, California – USA
Embassy US in Tokyo – Japan
Curiosities: Born in the United States in 1928, Norma Merrick Sklarek graduated in her country of origin, where she also worked throughout her professional life.