Natalie de Blois

General Information

Occupation: Architect

Date of Birth: April 02, 1921

Date of Death: July 13, 2013

Birth City: Patterson

Birth State/Province: New Jersey

Birth Country: United States

Resident City: Austin

Resident State/Province: Texas

Resident Country: United States

Notes: Died in Chicago, IL.

Archive/Repository: The University of Texas at Austin. Alexander Architectural Archive



No specialties on record


Employer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

Title: Draftsman/participating associate

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States

End Date: January 01, 1961

Notes: 1961 Moved to the Chicago office and left in 1974

Employer: Neuhaus & Taylor (3-D International)

Title: Senior Project Designer

City: Houston

State: Texas

Country: United States

Employer: University of Texas

Title: Adjunct professor

City: Austin

State: Texas

Country: United States

Start Date: 1980

End Date: 1993

Notes: Taught Advanced Architectural Design, Visual Communication, and Technical Communication.

Employer: Ketchum, Gina, and Sharpe

Notes: Hired by Morris Ketchum, known for his modern designs.


Name: Jack G. Dunbar

Project: elevated lobby of The Union Carbide Building

Organization: Union Carbide chemical company

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States



No apprenticeships on record


Name: Fulbright fellowship

Description: to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts

Name: Edward J. Romieniec Award

Description: recognizing an outstanding architectural educator

Notes: by the Texas Society of Architects


No exhibitions on record

Notable Projects

Title: Terrace Plaza Hotel

City: Cincinnati

Country: delete

Notes: served as basic design coordinator

Title: Connecticut General Life Insurance Company Building

City: Bloomfield

Country: delete

Title: Pepsi-Cola Building

City: New York

Country: delete

Notes: on Park Avenue

Title: Emhart Manufacturing Company Building

Country: delete


Institution: Columbia School of Architecture

Department: Architecture

Start Date: June 01, 1940

Institution: Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio

Start Date: 1939

End Date: 1940

Notes: Transfered to Columbia after one year.


No licenses on record

Professional Affiliations

Organization: American Institute of Architects Task Force on Women

Role: Member

Organization: American Institute of Architects

Role: Fellow

End Date: January 01, 1974

Notes: elected Fellow in 1974

Organization: Chicago Women in Architecture

Role: Founding Member

Publications By

No publications by on record

Publications About

Title: Natalie de Blois: Women in American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective

Author: Judith Paine

Notes: 1977

Title: Natalie De Blois Oral History

Author: Interviewer: Betty J. Blum

Publication: Chicago Architects Oral History Project

Publisher: The Art Institute of Chicago

City: Chicago

State: Illinois

Country: United States

Date Published: March 01, 2001