Thursday / August 13, 2020 / 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Women Who Built Illinois


Join us for a statewide Town Hall focused on the women who built and continue to build our state, as we recognize the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution on August 18, 1920: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”

Lisa DiChiera, Director of Advocacy for Landmarks Illinois, and Landmarks Illinois Skyline Council volunteer Erica Ruggiero, Assoc. AIA (McGuire Igleski Architects), will present the organization’s “Women Who Built Illinois” project, a database of places designed, engineered, and built by women between 1879 and 1979. In 2017, after including the Rotunda building at O'Hare Airport, designed by Gertrude Kerbis, FAIA, on the Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois list, Landmarks Illinois launched the project to address the fact Chicago has yet to designate and protect a woman-designed building as a Chicago Landmark. The focus of the research has expanded statewide and will enable Landmarks Illinois to work with the public toward recognizing and protecting women-designed and built places throughout Illinois.

Then we will hear from women who are building Illinois today:

  • Janeen Harrell, AIA, NOMA (GREC Architects), AIA Illinois president
  • April Hughes, AIA (HPZS), president of AIA Chicago
  • Laura Fisher, FAIA (IPM Consulting), past president of AIA Chicago, co-founder of Chicago Women in Architecture
  • Ingedia Sanchez, AIA (SOM), president of Arquitectos Chicago

Click here to register through Zoom and join the celebration!

Sponsored By

AIA Illinois, AIA Chicago, Landmarks Illinois

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