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Aileen Anderson Colville

Name: Aileen Anderson Colville

Date of Birth / Location: November 1, 1905 / Illinois

Date of Death / Location: September 22, 1983 / Oak Park, Illinois

Date of Death / Location: Architect for Sears, Roebuck & Co., 1937 (According to "Houses by Mail: A Guide to Houses from Sears, Roebuck & Company" by Katherine Cole Stevenson and H. Ward Jandl.)

Professional Organizations & Activities: Chicago Women's Architectural Club (CWA), Secretary.

Ethel Vera Lund (1922)
Ethel Vera Lund

Name: Ethel Vera Lund

Date of Birth / Location: February 28, 1893 / Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death / Location: 1977 / Lodi, Wisconsin

Education: Bachelor's of Science, University of Chicago, 1916

Date of Death / Location: Draftsman for A.G. Lund (her father's firm); engineer for Howard D. Clary, an architect.

Professional Organizations & Activities: Architect licensed in Illinois; Chicago Women's Architectural Club (CWA); Women's Council of the Western Society of Engineers.

Fredericka McNess Rosengren

Name: Fredericka McNess Rosengren

Education: School of Architecture, University of Illinois

Date of Death / Location: Solomon, Cordwell and Buenz & Associates Architects, Chicago, Illinois The Office of Fredericka M. Rosengren

Alyce Knight Alyce Jane Knight- Courtesy of the Shelter Island Reporter
Alyce J. Knight

Name: Alyce J. Knight

Date of Birth / Location: January 7th 1933

Date of Death / Location: February 10, 2020

Education: Alyce earned her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Columbia University; She received her Master’s degree in Interior Architecture from Northwestern University; She also received a Doctorate of Education from Teachers College at Columbia University

Date of Death / Location: Art and Design High School in New York City, Triton College in Illinois and the New York Institute of Technology in Westbury

Professional Organizations & Activities: Joined AIA in 1978.

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Dorothy Turck Hill

Name: Dorothy Turck Hill

Date of Birth / Location: March 26, 1924 / Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Date of Death / Location: December 15, 2017 / Tenafly, New Jersey

Education: Graduated from Skidmore College, New York. Degree in Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1948. Also graduated from the School of Visual Arts, New York.

Date of Death / Location: Worked with Daniel Brenner (1958-1961) to complete home renovations, office buildings, renovations & art shoes and Chicago Art Institute. Worked with Mies Van der Rohe, who she met during her time at IIT, to design architectural elements.

Professional Organizations & Activities: Taught architecture for "many years," and freelanced in illustration and related fields.

Luigi Mumford (right) and Ben Weese (left)- Courtesy of the Society of Architectural Historians
Luigi Louise Mumford

Name: Luigi Louise Mumford

Date of Birth / Location: Chicago, Illinois (1931)

Education: University of Colorado; School of Architecture, Cornell University .

Date of Death / Location: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

Awards & Honors: Specialist for AIC, Curator, Archivist

Bernice Ropiequet Goedde Bernice Ropiequet Goedde- Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune
Bernice Ropiequet Goedde

Name: Bernice Ropiequet Goedde

Date of Birth / Location: June 11, 1902 / East Saint Louis, Illinois

Date of Death / Location: August 25, 1983 / Carbondale, Illinois

Education: Bachelor of Architecture, Washington University, 1922

Date of Death / Location: Boyer & Baum, Draftsperson, 1922-23; Widmer Engineering Co., Draftsperson, St. Louis, 1923-24; Goedde Lumber Co., General Manager; Private practice beginning in 1924

Professional Organizations & Activities: President of Illinois Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs; President of the American Association of University Women; First woman to be elected to and later President of the East Saint Louis School Board; City Planning Commission of East St. Louis, 1960; Member of the East St. Lois Chamber of Commerce; Senior Architect for Southern Illinois University; Served on the committee which oversaw the development of the SIU-Edwardsville Campus; First woman to attend the Johns-Manville Institute; Member of the Illinois Post-War Planning Commission

Pao-Chi Chang- Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune
Pao-Chi Chang

Name: Pao-Chi Chang

Date of Death / Location: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM); Alfred Swenson Pao-Chi Chang Architects

Professional Organizations & Activities: Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Professor; One of the founders of Chicago Women in Architecture (CWA)

Nancy Ann Abshire (Courtesy of CWA)
Nancy Ann Abshire

Name: Nancy Ann Abshire

Date of Birth / Location: Dayton, Ohio

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, Northwestern University; Bachelor of Architecture, University of Illinois; 1965-1969

Date of Death / Location: C.F. Murphy Associates 1961-1968; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), interior design department, also design architect and project manager on various architectural projects, 1968-2019, promoted to Associate 1988.

Professional Organizations & Activities: Chicago Women in Architecture, Founder AIA, RIBA, NCARB; Executive director of SOM foundation 2010-2019; National Trust of Great Britain; Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago Architecture Foundation, Auxiliary Board Member since 1971

Awards & Honors: SAH award 2010; Chicago Women in Architecture Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, 2021

Lillian Leenhouts (right) receiving a Fellow certificate at the 1980 Society of Women Engineers National Convention- Courtesy of the Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University
Lillian Leenhouts

Name: Lillian Leenhouts

Date of Birth / Location: 1911

Date of Death / Location: February 22, 1990

Education: School of Architecture, University of Michigan,1936. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning awarded her an honorary doctorate in May 1989. In 1990, the School established a financial scholarship in Willis and Lillian Leenhouts' name.

Date of Death / Location: Harry Bogner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1936; In 1945, Lillian and her husband Willis formed a professional partnership in Milwaukee.

Professional Organizations & Activities: Lillian had the distinction of becoming Wisconsin's first licensed female architect in 1942, and she helped to form the Milwaukee chapter of the Society of Women Engineers in 1973. The Leenhoutses were inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.) in 1975, marking the first time in the A.I.A.'s history that a husband and wife earned a fellowship together..

Awards & Honors: In 1889, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning awarded her an honorary doctorate. In 1990, the School established a financial scholarship in Willis and Lillian Leenhouts' name.

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Aileen Anderson Colville

Name: Aileen Anderson Colville

Date of Birth / Location: November 1, 1905 / Illinois

Date of Death / Location: September 22, 1983 / Oak Park, Illinois

Firms & Partnerships: Architect for Sears, Roebuck & Co., 1937 (According to "Houses by Mail: A Guide to Houses from Sears, Roebuck & Company" by Katherine Cole Stevenson and H. Ward Jandl.)

Professional Organizations & Activities: Chicago Women's Architectural Club (CWA), Secretary.

Ethel Vera Lund (1922)
Ethel Vera Lund

Name: Ethel Vera Lund

Date of Birth / Location: February 28, 1893 / Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death / Location: 1977 / Lodi, Wisconsin

Education: Bachelor's of Science, University of Chicago, 1916

Firms & Partnerships: Draftsman for A.G. Lund (her father's firm); engineer for Howard D. Clary, an architect.

Professional Organizations & Activities: Architect licensed in Illinois; Chicago Women's Architectural Club (CWA); Women's Council of the Western Society of Engineers.

Fredericka McNess Rosengren

Name: Fredericka McNess Rosengren

Education: School of Architecture, University of Illinois

Firms & Partnerships: Solomon, Cordwell and Buenz & Associates Architects, Chicago, Illinois The Office of Fredericka M. Rosengren

Alyce Knight Alyce Jane Knight- Courtesy of the Shelter Island Reporter
Alyce J. Knight

Name: Alyce J. Knight

Date of Birth / Location: January 7th 1933

Date of Death / Location: February 10, 2020

Education: Alyce earned her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Columbia University; She received her Master’s degree in Interior Architecture from Northwestern University; She also received a Doctorate of Education from Teachers College at Columbia University

Firms & Partnerships: Art and Design High School in New York City, Triton College in Illinois and the New York Institute of Technology in Westbury

Professional Organizations & Activities: Joined AIA in 1978.

Dorothy Turck Hill- Courtesy of legacy.com
Dorothy Turck Hill

Name: Dorothy Turck Hill

Date of Birth / Location: March 26, 1924 / Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Date of Death / Location: December 15, 2017 / Tenafly, New Jersey

Education: Graduated from Skidmore College, New York. Degree in Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1948. Also graduated from the School of Visual Arts, New York.

Firms & Partnerships: Worked with Daniel Brenner (1958-1961) to complete home renovations, office buildings, renovations & art shoes and Chicago Art Institute. Worked with Mies Van der Rohe, who she met during her time at IIT, to design architectural elements.

Professional Organizations & Activities: Taught architecture for "many years," and freelanced in illustration and related fields.

Luigi Mumford (right) and Ben Weese (left)- Courtesy of the Society of Architectural Historians
Luigi Louise Mumford

Name: Luigi Louise Mumford

Date of Birth / Location: Chicago, Illinois (1931)

Education: University of Colorado; School of Architecture, Cornell University .

Firms & Partnerships: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

Awards & Honors: Specialist for AIC, Curator, Archivist

Bernice Ropiequet Goedde Bernice Ropiequet Goedde- Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune
Bernice Ropiequet Goedde

Name: Bernice Ropiequet Goedde

Date of Birth / Location: June 11, 1902 / East Saint Louis, Illinois

Date of Death / Location: August 25, 1983 / Carbondale, Illinois

Education: Bachelor of Architecture, Washington University, 1922

Firms & Partnerships: Boyer & Baum, Draftsperson, 1922-23; Widmer Engineering Co., Draftsperson, St. Louis, 1923-24; Goedde Lumber Co., General Manager; Private practice beginning in 1924

Professional Organizations & Activities: President of Illinois Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs; President of the American Association of University Women; First woman to be elected to and later President of the East Saint Louis School Board; City Planning Commission of East St. Louis, 1960; Member of the East St. Lois Chamber of Commerce; Senior Architect for Southern Illinois University; Served on the committee which oversaw the development of the SIU-Edwardsville Campus; First woman to attend the Johns-Manville Institute; Member of the Illinois Post-War Planning Commission

Pao-Chi Chang- Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune
Pao-Chi Chang

Name: Pao-Chi Chang

Firms & Partnerships: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM); Alfred Swenson Pao-Chi Chang Architects

Professional Organizations & Activities: Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Professor; One of the founders of Chicago Women in Architecture (CWA)

Nancy Ann Abshire (Courtesy of CWA)
Nancy Ann Abshire

Name: Nancy Ann Abshire

Date of Birth / Location: Dayton, Ohio

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, Northwestern University; Bachelor of Architecture, University of Illinois; 1965-1969

Firms & Partnerships: C.F. Murphy Associates 1961-1968; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), interior design department, also design architect and project manager on various architectural projects, 1968-2019, promoted to Associate 1988.

Professional Organizations & Activities: Chicago Women in Architecture, Founder AIA, RIBA, NCARB; Executive director of SOM foundation 2010-2019; National Trust of Great Britain; Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago Architecture Foundation, Auxiliary Board Member since 1971

Awards & Honors: SAH award 2010; Chicago Women in Architecture Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, 2021

Lillian Leenhouts (right) receiving a Fellow certificate at the 1980 Society of Women Engineers National Convention- Courtesy of the Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University
Lillian Leenhouts

Name: Lillian Leenhouts

Date of Birth / Location: 1911

Date of Death / Location: February 22, 1990

Education: School of Architecture, University of Michigan,1936. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning awarded her an honorary doctorate in May 1989. In 1990, the School established a financial scholarship in Willis and Lillian Leenhouts' name.

Firms & Partnerships: Harry Bogner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1936; In 1945, Lillian and her husband Willis formed a professional partnership in Milwaukee.

Professional Organizations & Activities: Lillian had the distinction of becoming Wisconsin's first licensed female architect in 1942, and she helped to form the Milwaukee chapter of the Society of Women Engineers in 1973. The Leenhoutses were inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.) in 1975, marking the first time in the A.I.A.'s history that a husband and wife earned a fellowship together..

Awards & Honors: In 1889, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning awarded her an honorary doctorate. In 1990, the School established a financial scholarship in Willis and Lillian Leenhouts' name.