19. Zaha Hadid
The first female architect to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Zaha Hadid was a trailblazing designer. She was born in 1950 in Iraq, working in the United Kingdom, and died in 2016 in Florida. She produced a new form of architectural geometry by creating extremely expressive and sweeping fluid forms with fragmented angles and multiple perspective points that evoke the flux and chaos of modern life. Her most acclaimed pieces of work include the Aquatic Center that hosted the 2012 London Olympics, the Guangzhou Opera House in China, and Michigan’s Broad Art Museum.