Gertrude Kerbis

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Gertrude Lempp Kerbis (1926 – June 14, 2016) was an American architect. She worked for and studied under some of the most significant modernists of her day, including Carl Koch, Walter Gropius and Mies Van Der Rohe.[1] She was born in Chicago, Illinois.

She played a leading role in designing several major milestones in the development of American modernism. Her projects including the Lustron house, the US Air Force Academy, and the O'Hare International Airport rotunda. She was one of the most famous female architects in the country. She founded the Chicago Women in Architecture in 1973.

Kerbis died on June 14, 2016 in Chicago from liver cancer, aged 89.[2]

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  1. Berke, Arnold. "Chicago's First Lady of Modernism - National Trust for Historic Preservation." National Trust Organization, 22 Mar. 2010. Web. 10 Oct. 2015.
  2. Gertrude Kerbis, groundbreaking architect, dies at 89