Name: Georgia Louise Harris Brown
Date of Birth / Location: June 12, 1918 / Topeka, Kansas
Date of Death / Location: September 21, 1999 / Washington, D.C.
Education: Washburn University,1936-1937; Bachelor's of Architecture, University of Kansas School of Engineering and Architecture,1944; Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Institute of Design, Architecture Department, 1950-1953.
Firms and Partnerships Firm of Kenneth Roderick O'Neal, 1945 to 1949; Frank J. Kornacker & Associates, 1949-1953; Private practice in Brazil, 1953-1993. Through her engineering projects in the United States she also worked with the architectural firms of Holsman, Holsman, Elekamp and Taylor, Keck & Keck, Pace Associates, and Sidney Morris & Associates.
Professional Organizations & Activities: First African American woman to graduate from the University of Kansas with a degree in architecture. Second African American woman to become a licensed architect in the United States.
Primary Field: Architect, Engineer
- The Promontory Apartments, 5530 S. Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 1946-1949. Structural calculations for Mies van der Rohe.
- Lunt Lake Apartments, 1122 W. Lunt Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 1949-1951. Structural calculations for Holsman, Holsman, Elekamp and Taylor.
- Prairie Court Apartments, 26th Street and Prairie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 1950-1951. Structural calculations for Keck & Keck.
- University of Illinois, East Dentistry, Medicine Pharmacy Building, 833 S. Wood Street, 1952-1956. Structural calculations for Pace Associates.