An MIT staff member writes, "Marion Mahony Griffin is the second woman to graduate from MIT and the first American woman to register as an architect. She goes on to work for Frank Lloyd Wright and is consider a prominent member of the Prairie School, eventually rising to the role of "head designer." With her husband, a colleague at Wright's firm, Griffin designed the city of Canberra, Australia.

"The "Heroine of Chicago Architecture" (New York Times) is just another "MIT first!" First registered woman architect and one of the first women (after Ellen Swallow Richards) to graduate from the Institute. Moreover, Mahony planned the City of Canberra in Australia and helped establish the Prarie School Movement (alongside Frank Lloyd and colleagues)."

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