María Luisa Dehesa Gómez Farías

Newspaper publication regarding María Luisa Dehesa Gómez Farías got her Architect Degree (July 1939)

María Luisa was born in 1912 at Veracruz, Mexico. At a time, when women were destined for domestic tasks and with restricted access to professional education, at the age of 21, María Luisa entered to the Real Academy of Fine Arts.

Later, on July 17th 1939, she received her Architect degree. She became the First Female Architect in Mexico and Latin America.

María Luisa was part of the Mexico City’s Public Work Department and of the International Union of Women Architects. Due to her talent, she was awarded by various institutions and universities and traveled to many countries, representing Mexico in important congresses and conferences. It is said, that she liked to write stories of inanimate beings.


Digital Bricks (April 2019) La mujer que entendía más a los edificios que a las personas (The woman who understood buildings more than people) Digital Bricks. Retrieved on June 20th 2020 from

Corona Amador Alder (June 2018) María Luisa Dehesa: la primera mujer mexicana que se convirtió en arquitecta pero que pocos conocen (MLD: The first Mexican woman became Architect but few people know her). Cultura Colectiva. Recuperado el 20 de junio de 2020 de

Gisholt Tayabas (2016) De la mujer en la arquitectura, una reflexión histórica (Women in Architecture, a historic reflexion) Bitácora Arquitectura, UNAM. Recuperado el 20 de junio de 2020 de

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