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The success of the award-winning Latinas in Architecture Volume I, spawned a second book with more stories sure to inspire. Latinas in Architecture and Allies offers another glimpse to the Latina and Latino experience in architecture. 

The stories have roots from the United States, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia, El Salvador, and Puerto Rico. Latinas and our allies have always worked hard, but we no longer put our heads down. While some immigrated to the US by free choice or by natural disaster or civil unrest, we hold our heads up high with relentless determination and spirit to succeed; to create architecture for everyone and by everyone.

Gold medal recipient of the International Latino Book Awards (ILBA), Latinas in Architecture is an anthology of compelling highs and lows, and sometimes shocking, life stories of multicultural Latina women in the field of architecture. The women in this book are passionate about architecture and the built environment. The stories are written by young professionals, experienced architects, mothers and/or business owners.  

Representing less than 1% in the architecture field, they proudly contribute to the built environment as architects, engineers, urban planners, construction managers and sustainability professionals. In this book you will find 19 stories with different beginnings, challenges, and compelling reasons that kept each woman going on their architectural journey.

ILBA Best Latina Themed Book 2022 Gold Medal

Presented by Dolores Huerta

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Photos from the launch event for Vol. I at the Chicago Architecture Center on Oct. 21, 2021