Margarete (Grete) Schütte-Lihotzky

General Information

Occupation: Architect

Date of Birth: January 01, 1897

Birth City: Vienna

Birth Country: Austria

Resident Country: Austria

Notes: Socially conscious architect, anti-fascist, jailed for her involvement in Nazi-Resistance

Archive/Repository: IAWA, Special Collection Newman Library, Ms2001-035

Sources: New York Times Obituary ; Zacek, Patricia. Frauen in Der Technik Von 1900 Bis 2000. Wien: ARGE Architektinnen Und Ingenieurkonsulentinnen, 1999.


Subject: Designing structures including public housing for working people

Notes: Also had innovative design for standardization of a kitchen. 10,00 of these kitchens were added to housing units in Frankfurt


Employer: Academy of Fine Arts in Instanbul

City: Istanbul

Country: Turkey

Notes: Worked designing school buildings


Name: Ernst May

Project: City planning of Franfurt

Organization: Frankfurt's architect

City: Frankfurt

Country: Germany

Notes: late 1920's


No apprenticeships on record


Name: Architecture Award of the City of Vienna

Name: Austiran Medal for Science and Art

Notes: The award was originally presented to Schutte-Lihotzky in 1988 was refused by Shutte-Lihotzky as it would have been presented by Austria's president, Kurt Waldheim who had been accused of supressing his Nazi past, however years later she accepted it.


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Institution: Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna

Department: Architecture


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Publications About

Title: The History of Women Architects

Author: Sonja Gunther, Christine Jachmann, Helga Schmidt-Thomsen; Michelle Stanley (translator)

Publication: Exhibit Catalog

Publisher: ABC Satz and Druck GmbH

City: Berlin

Notes: This is a catalog published for the exhibit of the UIFA (Union Internationale des Femmes Architectes) . An exhibition of the German Federal Republik Section of the UIFA within the framework of the IBA (International Building Exhibition) in Berlin.