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architect , sculptor

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.

Achievements

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

Works

  • Other Work

    • 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