AB cum laude, Vassar College, 1973. Master of Architecture, Columbia University, 1976.
Architectural designer, CUH2A, Princeton, New Jersey, 1976-1978; architect, Smotrich & Platt Architects, New York City, 1978-1983; partner, Meyer, Yowell & Gifford Architects, New York City, 1983-1990; principal, Linda Yowell Architect, New York City, since 1990. Vice president Alliance of Women in Architecture, 1979-1981. Co-founder, coordinator education program Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
Member National Environmental Leadership Council, Washington, since 1990. Member American Institute of Architects (founder Learning by Design: New York, secretary New York chapter since 1991), Architectural League New York, Society Architectural Historians., Salisbury (Connecticut) Association (chair historic preservation committee).
Married Richard M. Zuckerman, December 26, 1976. Children: Julia, Emily.