2023 Internation Women’s Month

This Women’s History Month, we spotlight Chicago design/build luminary, Architect, Lisabeth A. Martini.
Born in 1866, Ms. Martini was the first woman owner of an architecture firm.

Moving to Chicago, in 1909, almost 90 firms passed on her application, due to gender. Eventually taking a job as a secretary, she worked her way to the drafting room.

Granted her architect’s license in 1913, one year later, Martini opened her office at 64 W. Randolph. Calling other female architects together via a newspaper advertisement, she began what became the Chicago Women’s Drafting Club.

Jamerson & Bauwens benefits daily from women professionals who help define our history in the making.

Today, we salute you. Because of your exemplary work and contributions, you are the architects of our story.