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 and 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.
Primary Field: Architect
- Masterplan for Theosophical Society in Weaton, Illinois
- L.W. Larson House in Glen Ellyn, Illinois