Name: Marion Mahony Griffin
Date of Birth / Location: February 14, 1871 / Chicago, Illinois
Date of Death / Location: August 10, 1961 / Chicago, Illinois
Education: Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1890-1894.
Firms and Partnerships Firms she was involved with: Office of Dwight Heald Perkins, Chicago, 1894–95; Office of Frank Lloyd Wright, Chicago, 1895–98; Marion has been credited with executing a large percentage of the drawings within the Wasmuth Portfolio, which helped establish Wright's reputation in Europe. Oak Park Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright, Oak Park, Ill., 1898–1908; Principal Designer, Office of Hermann Valentine von Holst, Chicago, 1909–12; Office of Walter Burley Griffin, Chicago, 1911–13; Office of Walter Burley Griffin, Melbourne, Australia, 1915–25; Office of Walter Burley Griffin and Eric Nicholls, Sydney, Australia, 1925–circa 1929; Office of Walter Burley Griffin, Lucknow, India, 1936–37; Her practice moved to Sydney Aus. in 1914.
Professional Organizations & Activities: Marion was the first woman registered to practice architecture in Illinois (she became a licensed architect in the State of Illinois in 1898) and the second woman to graduate from MIT with an architecture degree. Chicago Arts and Crafts Society, founding member; Chicago Architectural Club, member; Illinois Chapter of AIA, member.
Awards & Honors: Winning design for the Australian Federal Capital at Canberra, Federal Design Competition, 1912, with Walter Burley Griffin.
Primary Field: Architect
- All Souls Church, Evanston, Illinois, 1901.
- Edward P. Irving Residence, 2 Millikin Place, Decatur, Illinois, 1909.
- Robert Mueller Residence,1 Millikin Place, Decatur, Illinois, 1909.
- Adolph Mueller Residence, 4 Millikin Place, Decatur, Illinois, 1910.
- Stinson Memorial Library, 409 S. Main Street, Anna, Illinois, 1914.
- Solid Rock, 82 Essex Road, Winnetka, Illinois, 1911. In partnership with Walter Burley Griffin.