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

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