Name: Cynthia Weese
Date of Birth / Location: 1940 / Des Moines, Iowa
Education: Bachelor's in Science and Applied Science, Washington University in St. Louis, 1962; Bachelor of Architecture, 1965. Also took classes at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).
Firms and Partnerships Founded the firm of Weese Langley Weese with her husband.
Professional Organizations & Activities: Founding member of Chicago Women in Architecture and Chicago Architectural Club; Professor at Ball State and Miami University; Played a role in AIA development; was the first female Dean of School of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, a position she held for 12 years; credited with contributing to affordable housing construction; worked with her husband to save the Glessner House in Chicago, according to 1994 article from the St. Louis-Post Dispatch.
Awards & Honors: Society of Architectural Historians Award for Architectural Excellence, 2018.
Primary Field: Architect
- Corn Crib Project, near Champaign, Illinois
- Projects at University of Chicago
- Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity Housing, Northwestern University, 2014
- Chestnut Apartments