Name: Margaret Zirkel Young
Date of Birth / Location: 1941 / Southern Germany
Education: Graduated from Nicholas Senn High School in Chicago in June 1960 with 3 college credit courses and 2 years of Mechanical Drafting (in lieu of typing, sewing or home economics). University of Illinois at Navy Pier Undergraduate Campus (1960-1963). Illinois School of Real Estate Appraising in Chicago, Illinois (1961). Earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana (1963-1966). Real Estate Education Co. School, Chicago, Illinois (1981-1982).
Firms and Partnerships Walter R. Kuehnle and Co. Real Estate Appraisers, 1960-1963; Franz Lipp and Associates, Landscape Architects,1964-1965. Robert J. Smith Architect, 1966; George A. Hinds & Associates Ltd. Architects, 1966-1969; Ezra Gordon & Jack M. Levin & Associates, 1969-1986 and as an Associate from 1974-1986; Project Manager as part of the Executive Management Team with Arthur Andersen & Co. and Accenture 1986 - 2002.
Professional Organizations & Activities: Registered Architect, State of Illinois, 1971. National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, 1974. Founding Member of Chicago Women in Architecture, 1974. Corporate Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), 1975. Registered Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois, 1982. Teamed with architects Betty J. Ritter, Alyce Knight, and Celia Pew to create the Triton College sponsored video, “Shadows on the Landscape,” a 34-minute video to stimulate the interest of high school students in architecture as a profession.
Primary Field: Architect
- Newberry Plaza, 1974, at 1000 North State Street Chicago, Illinois (Ms. Young held the role of Project Architect with overall responsibilities from Design Development through Construction Phases for this project.)
- River Plaza, 1976-1977, at 405 North Wabash Avenue Chicago, Illinois (Ms. Young held the role of Project Architect with overall responsibilities from Design Development through Construction Phases for this project.)
- 400 East Ohio Street, Chicago, Illinois, 1983.
(speaks of Margaret Young) Oral history of Ezra Gordon / interviewed by Annemarie Van Roessel, compiled under the auspices of the Chicago Architects Oral History Project, the Ernest R. Graham Study Center for Architectural Drawings, Department of Architec