May 4th - Gertrude Lempp Kerbis Film at AIA Chicago

Gertrude Lempp Kerbis Film at AIA Chicago - May 4th

Join SAH Chicago Chapter for a reception in the beautiful AIA Chicago office followed by a short film on the life and career of Gertrude Kerbis.

Gertrude has been a pioneer in working for equal status for women in the field of architecture. A founder of Chicago Women in Architecture and the Chicago Network, she was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 1970.

Gertrude Mary Lempp [Kerbis] was born in 1926 in Chicago. She studied architecture at the U of I, and at the Harvard Graduate School of Design with Walter Gropius (1949-50). Kerbis worked briefly for several architects, including Bertrand Goldberg (1949-50). Kerbis also studied with Mies van der Rohe at IIT, where she received her master's degree in 1954.

Kerbis joined the Chicago office of SOM, where she worked until 1959.

In 1967 she established her own architectural firm, Lempp Kerbis. Several of Kerbis's projects have received national recognition including the Dining Hall at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Produced by Karen Carter and made in celebration of Kerbis’ AIA Lifetime Achievement Award

Monday, May 4, 2009, 6:00 pm Reception
AIA Chicago, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago
FREE for SAH members, $10 for non-members.
or Judy Freeman 773.929.0329


APRIL 2nd - Goldberg on Goldberg at Maxim's and 1300 Astor

This event is sold out.
An Evening Featuring Bertrand Goldberg Presented by his son, Geoffrey Goldberg With several building designed by Bertrand Goldberg in danger of demolition, we will have the honor of hearing his son Geoffey Goldberg, a talented architect in his own right, discuss his father's works and the innovative designs that are so important to Chicago's rich architectural heritage.

Re-creating the famous Parisian restaurant Maxim's (designed by Maurice Carrere in 1893) was a "labor of love" for Mr. and Mrs. Goldberg. The art nouveau jewel quickly became the place to dine, dance and be seen for Chicago's elite. The restaurant is now owned and managed by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs as the Nancy Goldberg International Center.

The lecture will be followed by tours of apartments in the 1300 North Astor Street building (1962 - Bertrand Goldberg Assoc.)

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

5:30 pm, Reception at Maxim's, 24 East Goethe / 1300 North Astor - Corner of Goethe & Astor

6:00 pm, Presentation by Geoffrey Goldberg

7:00 pm. Tours of 1300 North Astor apartments

FREE for SAH Chicago members, $10 for non-members.

Non-Members pay at the door with reservation.

Deadline to register is Wednesday, March 25.

Reservations accepted on a first-come, first served basis.

Tour capacity is extremely limited.

Please RSVP to Judy Freeman at 773.929.0329 or sahchicago@gmail.com