Name: Sophia Hayden
Date of Birth / Location: October 17, 1868 / Santiago, Chile
Date of Death / Location: February 3, 1953 / Winthrop, Massachusetts
Education: Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1886-1890. Hayden was the first woman to complete the MIT architecture program, according to a profile written of her by the Boston Globe in 1892.
Professional Organizations & Activities: Served as a teacher of "mechanical drawing" at a manual training school in Jamaica Plain, Boston after graudating from MIT.
Primary Field: Architect
- Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, 1892. A competition was set up to find a female architect for the Woman's Building with a first place award of $1,000 (compared to the $10,000 male architects were payed during the exposition).
- Memorial Building, Chicago, 1894