Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961)
Marion Mahony Griffin designed the capital of Australia together with her husband Walter Burley Griffin. Marion was the second woman in America to graduate from university in 1894. Her incredible artistic ability, curiosity and love of nature can be seen in the design of Canberra today.

Marion described of love of Walter as a "slow burn," but when it happened, it really happened. The Griffins achieved incredible things together. The lake you see today and the Canberra you walk through stems from their love of nature and dream of a democratic city for the future, one that would last and evolve.
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