Women’s Architectural League Foundation

Chicago’s Architectural Heritage… past, present and future

Ross Barney Architects Office

When: Thursday, March 9 2023 at 11:00AM
Where: Ross Barney Architects Office
10 West Hubbard Street Chicago, Illinois 60654

“Ross Bar­ney Archi­tects is a Chica­go-based archi­tec­ture, urban design, and land­scape archi­tec­ture studio.  The prac­tice has devel­oped a rep­u­ta­tion for cre­at­ing inno­v­a­tive, envi­ron­men­tal­ly respon­si­ble, user focused archi­tec­ture and civic space that stands the test of time.”

Ross Barney Architects are leaders in architectural sustainability, having designed such buildings as the Searle Visitor Center, the Chicago River Walk, University of Illinois Champaign School of Architecture Building, the Champaign Public Library, and more. They are a AIA 2023 Gold medal Recipient, and we are thrilled to offer this opportunity to members and non-members alike!

Mission Statement

Our purposes are to promote awareness and appreciation of Chicago area architecture and to provide scholarships to architectural students of the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Universities of Illinois at Chicago and Champaign-Urbana.

In 1958, a group of women who were architects or were related to architects formed the Women’s Architectural League Foundation to promote awareness and appreciation of Chicago architecture. Over the years, membership has broadened and is open to all women and men interested in architecture.

WALF members organize tours designed to deepen appreciation for both historic and contemporary Chicago architecture. Tours frequently feature buildings under construction or recently completed, led by architects involved in the project.

WALF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that is managed by a group of nine Board members from many disciplines but all are focused on architecture and its important role in the life of our great city.

Women’s Architectural League is a 501(c)3 nonprofit in the Chicago area. ID# 30-0225557

Another interesting and informative site you may enjoy is the Women Who Built Illinois Database found at www.landmarks.org/womenwhobuiltillinois/

It includes information on over 100 female architects, engineers, developers, designers, builders, landscape architects, interior designers and clients and their projects between 1879 and 1979.

This site calls attention to the women who helped to create places that today are cherished by communities and property owners across Illinois.

This website is presented by Landmarks Illinois. WALF is grateful for this interesting presentation and all the effort that was put into the project.