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Document Details


Title: Gertrude Lempp Kerbis
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Kerbis speaks about her early impression of Taliesin East and its influence on her career choice; working for Carl Koch; studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; studying at the Illinois Institute of Technology with Mies; marriage to Walter Peterhans; work at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill; designing the U.S. Air Force Academy Dining Hall ; designing the Seven Continents Restaurant at O'Hare International Airport; Chicago Women in Architecture and women's issues; priorities for a woman who is a professional; design/build; teaching; reflections.
Extent: 191 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/kerbis.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1996 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Kerbis, Gertrude Lempp, 1926-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1926
Speaker place of birth: Chicago, IL; Illinois; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect
Age at speaking: 70
Document date: 21-May-1996
Interviewer: Blum, Betty J.
Organizations discussed: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architectural firms; Architecture; Architecture--Study and teaching; Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; Oral history; United States; University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; Women architects
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025541-27403