Read Weber

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Dates of Birth and Death



  • University of Illinois
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Taliesin fellow (1932-1935)


  • Office of Charles Morgan, apprentice
  • Katz Waisman & Weber
  • Katz, Waisman, Blumenkranz, Stein & Weber

Professional organizations

  • Became AIA fellow in 1981

Related websites


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Early Life and Education

Elizabeth (Read) Weber was born outside of Chicago in 1908. Weber studied art in Chicago, then went to apprentice under architect Charles Morgan. After leaving Morgan, Weber went to Taliesin and studied under Frank Lloyd Wright. Weber was a member of the first Taliesin fellowship in 1932. Weber died in Cerillos, New Mexico in 1990 at age 83.

Career in Architecture

Weber has often been mistaken as a man in AIA records. During the 1960s, Weber designed many buildings in the New York area, including schools and healthcare facilities.

Major Buildings and Projects

  • Community Health Center Building at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (1965)
  • “New” Building at Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY
  • Albert Mazer Residential Hall at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
    Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, NY (1957)
  • Edward Blum School (PS 46) Brooklyn, NY (1958)
  • Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY (1968-1971)
    •      Administration Building
    •      College/Center Hall
    •      Library

Institutional Affiliations

Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (1981)