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Maya Lin

Maya Lin, American architect, sculptor. Achievements include submitting the winning design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the age of 21. Recipient National Medal of Arts award, National Endowment for the Arts, 2010. Board member Yale Corporation, Natural Resources Defense Fund; Member of American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Background

  • Lin, Maya was born on October 5, 1959 in Athens, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Henry H. and Julia (Chang) Lin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1981. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts, Yale University, 1987.

    Career

    • Architectural designer Peter Forbes & Associates, New York City, 1986-1987. Private practice, since 1987. Board directors Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project, Kennedy Museum Art at Ohio University.

      Board member Bloomberg Family Foundation, since 2010.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include submitting the winning design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the age of 21.

    Works

    • Principal work include Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, 1981 (Twenty-five Year award, American Institute of Architects, 2007), Civil Rights Memorial, Montgomery, Alabama, 1986. Author: Boundaries, 2000.

    Membership

    Board member Yale Corporation, Natural Resources Defense Fund. Member of American Academy of Arts and Letters.

    Connections

    • Married Daniel Wolf; 2 children.
    • father: Henry H. Wolf
    • mother: Julia (Chang) L. Married Daniel Wolf
    • spouse: Daniel Wolf
    Maya Lin
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    Born October 5, 1959
    (age 58)
    Nationality
    • 1981
      Yale University
    • 1986
      Yale University
    • 1987
      Yale University
    • 1986 - 1987
      Architect, ural designer Peter Forbes & Associates
    • 1987
      private practice

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