IAWA database information for Sophia Hayden 
Name Sophia Hayden
Occupation Architect
Year of Birth 1868
Year of Death 1953
City of Birth Santiago
State/Province of Birth
Country of Birth Chile
City of Residence Winthrop
State/Province of Residence Massachusetts
Country of Residence United States
Notes Hayden moved to Boston when she was six to live with her paternal grandparents. Sophia Hayden was the first woman to graduate with a degree in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Sources Bibliography from the Encyclopedia Britannica. Additional information found at http://www.distingguishedwomen.com/biographies/hayden-s.html http://members.cox.net/academia/cassatt5.html

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Employment
Mechanical drawing instructor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Hayden could not find any architectural work when she graduated so she took a job teaching mechanical drawing.

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Notable projects
Women's Building for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago , Chicago,
Hayden's design in the style of the Italian Renaissance won the competition for the Women's Building.
Hayden was paid 3 to 10 times less than her male counterparts in the Exposition. She was awarded the Gold Medal from the Board of Lady Managers, though the design was criticized for its "daintiness and grace". When Hayden was absent from the building's dedication ceremony, it was supposed that she had a nervous breakdown, confirming that women were not suitable for the architectural profession.

Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Architecture
Hayden was the first woman admitted to the architecture program at MIT. Hayden graduated from MIT with honors.


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Publications about
Susana Torre .Women in Architecture: A Historic & Contemporary Perspective . Whitney Library of Design. United States


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