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Lin, Maya Ying

Born: 1959 AD
Currently alive, at 56 years of age.
Nationality: Chinese
Categories: Architects, Artists, Designers

1959 – Maya Ying Lin, born on the 5th of October in Athens, Ohio. She is an American artist who has become known for her work in architecture.

1981 – Received her BA Architecture, in Yale University.

       – At age 21 and while still an undergraduate, she won a public design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

1986 – Received her MA Architecture, again in Yale University.

1987 – In Yale conferred upon her an honorary Doctorate Degree in Fine Arts.

1989 – Designed the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama.

1994 – She was the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision.

1995 – Designed the Wave Field at the University of Michigan.

2000 – Re-emerged in public life with a book Boundaries.
       – She agreed to act as the artist and architect for the Confluence Project, a series of outdoor installations at historical points along the Columbia River and Snake River in the state of Washington.

2002 – Elected Alumni Fellow of the Yale Corporation, the governing body of Yale University.

2003 – Served on the selection jury of the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition.

2005 – She was elected to The American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York.