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Minnette de Silva

Minnette de Silva (1918-1998) was the first Sri Lankan woman to be trained as an architect (at the Architectural Association, London) and the first Asian woman to be elected an associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 1948. De Silva was also the first Asian representative of CIAM in 1947 and was one of the founding members of the Architectural publication Marg. Later in her life, she was awarded the SLIA Gold Medal for her contribution to Architecture in particular her pioneering work developing a ‘regional modernism for the tropics’.




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