The architect Charlotte (Lotte) Cohn arrived in Jerusalem from Berlin in late 1921. As only the third woman to be awarded a degree in architecture from the Technical University of Berlin, Cohn was also a pioneer of architecture in Mandatory Palestine. The architectural profession was a bastion of male hegemony worldwide; women were considered unsuited for architecture because of the intellectual requirements and physical abilities it called for. It was only at the beginning of the 20th century that they began to be admitted to technical universities in Europe. Even then, when they sought employment as architects, they encountered barriers and conservative views about their professional ability. One concern was that women would occupy lucrative jobs, thus denying men these opportunities.