Norma Merrick Sklarek obituary: Pioneering African American architect was 85
Norma Merrick Sklarek, center, Margot Siegel, left, and Katherine Diamond founded Siegel-Sklarek-Diamond, one of the largest all-women architectural firms in the country, in 1985. (Los Angeles Times)
Norma Merrick Sklarek, the first African American woman in the country to become a licensed architect, who helped produce Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport and the American Embassy in Tokyo, died Monday at her home in Pacific Palisades. She was 85.