The first Georgian architect woman and her most famous works
30 January, 2018
The first Georgian architect woman and her most famous works
The first Georgian architect woman, Ketevan Sokolova-Kurdiani, was born on January 15, 1905 in Tbilisi. Ketevan's father Nikoloz Sokolov was a lawyer and mother, Mariam Porakishvili, was an artist.She studied architecture at the Architecture department of Polytechnics Institute (currently The Georgian Technical University).
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Building at Chavchavadze ave designed by Ketevan. (Family Archive)

She was also the wife of the equally successful architect Archil Kurdiani.



She left valuable architectural creations. In 1951 Ketevan Sokolova-Kurdiani designed The House of Academicians, which is
located at the corner of Pekini Avenue and Viktor Dolidze street.
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Akademic House at Kostava str. (Family Archive)

The Scientists’ House on Gamsakhurdia Avenue, the residential house on 11, Chavchavadze Avenue, the residential house on Vakhushti Bagrationi Street and Intourist hotel in Gori are also her works.
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Gori Inturisti Hotel (Family Archive)

She was the first female who choose “male” profession and entered their world. With her talent and works she made herself know and took her place as successful architect.
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Building at Chavchavadze ave designed by Ketevan. (Family Archive)

Ketevan was member of architects’ union from its founding and was active and social till the late years.The first Georgian architect woman passed away in 1988 at the age of 82.

Author: Eka Gadakhabadze

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