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Spanish: Maya Lin
By Kathleen Redman
1 A native of Athens, Ohio, Maya Lin was born on October 5, 1959. Her parents were originally from Beijing and Shanghai, China but moved to Ohio in 1949. Her heritage as a Chinese-American has had a great influence on her choice of career. Lin grew up surrounded by her mother's literature and her father's art. Both parents were professors at Ohio University.
The combination of cultures, art and literature resulted in her designing one of the most memorable monuments in Washington, DC: The Vietnam Veterans' Memorial.
Lin attended Yale University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture in 1981 and a Master of Architecture degree in 1986. It was during her student years at Yale that she entered a national competition design .....
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