Name: Alberta Raffl Pfeiffer
Date of Birth / Location: September 17, 1899 / Red Bud, Illinois
Date of Death / Location: August 5, 1994 / East Haddam, Connecticut
Education: Bachelor's of Architecture, University of Illinois School of Architecture at Champaign-Urbana, 1923. Pfeiffer graduated first in her class. After working for a year, she returned to the University of Illinois for graduate work.
Firms and Partnerships Tallmadge and Watson, 1923-1925, Chicago. After completeing some graduate work, Pfeiffer moved to New York (c. 1925) and worked at the firm Harrie T. Lindberg. Sometime in the early 1930s, Alberta and her husband, Homer F. Pfeiffer, established their own practice in Hadlyme, Connecticut. After WWII, Alberta established her own private practice, which occupied her until her retirement in 1977.
Awards & Honors: Pfeiffer was the first woman to win the American Institute of Architects School Medal.
Primary Field: Architect