Judith Eleanor Motley Low
Judith Eleanor Motley Low began the Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture in 1901 to offer women professional training in landscape architecture, landscape gardening, and horticulture. The first professional program in landscape architecture was implemented at Harvard, but the institution would not accept women, thus prompting Low to establish her educational program on her 17-acre estate in Groton, Massachusetts. Over 45 years in operation, the program educated around 300 women before merging with the Rhode Island School of Design. The social connections and skills embedded within the program empowered women to find jobs or become self-employed in design-related fields.
DESCENT  American
DISCIPLINE Educator, Landscape Architecture