Name: Helen Bishoff
Date of Death / Location: Interior Architect for Marshall Field & Co. in 1939
Name: marya Lilien
Date of Death / Location: Marya Lilien was the first woman to apprentice with Frank Lloyd Wright.
Professional Organizations & Activities: Marya Lilien established an interior architecture program at the Art Institute of Chicago (1941).
Name: Rue Witherbotham Carpenter
Date of Birth / Location: November 15, 1876 / Joliet, Illinois
Date of Death / Location: December 8, 1931 / Chicago, Illinois
Professional Organizations & Activities: Interior Designer and Patron of the Arts; Co-Founder of the Arts Club of Illinois
Name: Katherine Rhinehart Prince Taylor
Date of Birth / Location: 1871 / Bloomington, Illinois
Date of Death / Location: 1934 / Chicago, Illinois
Education: Katherine studied for at least a year at the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.
Name: Jane J. Graham
Date of Birth / Location: December 15, 1928 / Teschen, Czechoslovakia
Date of Death / Location: May 16, 2004 / Hobe Sound, Florida
Education: Technische Hochschule, Munich, Germany; University of Nebraska, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Design
Date of Death / Location: Vahan Hagopian (June 1951-April 1952); Liebenberg & Kaplan (June 1952-January 1953); David Griswold (January 1953-December 1954); Thorshou & Cerny (December 1954-January 1955); Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) Interior Department (1955-1960) and Head of Interiors Department (1957-1960)
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
Name: Maureen C. Tansey Tokar
Date of Birth / Location: 1931, Cincinnati, Ohio
Education: University of Cincinnati, 1955
Date of Death / Location: Job captain Hixson, Tarter & Merkel, Cincinnati, 1964-1968; Director interior architecture Ferry & Henderson, Springfield, Illinois, 1968-1972; Project coordinator Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago, 1972-1976; Review architect Illinois Capital Development Board, Chicago, 1977-1982; Vice president Planning and Design Consultant, since 1975; Vice president Planning and Design Consultant, since 1975; The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago
Professional Organizations & Activities: Member American Institute of Architects, Chicago Women in Architecture, Alpha Omicron Pi
Name: Deborah Doyle
Education: Bachelor of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology; Graduate Diploma with High Honors, Architectural Association of London.
Date of Death / Location: Stanely and Tigerman Associates; Visiting partner at Reichen et Robert in Paris; Doyle and Associates
Professional Organizations & Activities: Former President, Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (1997-1998); The Chicago Architectural Club; Architecture and Design Society of the Art Institute; Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois. Doyle's work is in the permanent collection of the Art Institute and has also been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, MOMA, the Walker Art Center, the Museo di Castelvecchio, the Pompidou Center, the Kimball Museum, and the Chicago Historical Society.
Name: Patricia A. Lloyd
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, New Jersey City State College; Bachelor of Architecture, Pratt Institute.
Date of Death / Location: Lloyd began her career at Skidmore, Owings and Merril (SOM) in Chicago on large scale international commercial projects. She started at SOM in January of 1977 and stayed through March of 1978; she was hired as an Architect 1 in David Sharpe's studio. She later went on to co-found Kaip-Lloyd Associates, an architectural and interior practice in Barrington, Illinois.
Awards & Honors: Ms. Lloyd is an associate of the Illinois Chapter of ALA.
Name: Marianne Willisch
Date of Birth / Location: March 28, 1897 / Vienna, Austria
Date of Death / Location: October 11, 1984/ Evanston, Illinois
Education: Trained in Vienna, adhered to the Bauhaus style.
Date of Death / Location: Keck & Keck