Elisabeth V. Tippels-Kirch-Knobels-Dorff

General Information

Occupation: Architect

Birth City: Potsdam

Notes: In 1927 she went to Boston with her husband who was appointed Consul General. They were called back in 1938 for political reasons. They lived a secluded life on their Silesian estate until her husband's death. She spent the last few years of her life in an institution in Bassum

Archive/Repository: IAWA, Special Collections, Newman Library



Employer: building department of the Rear Area Intendancy and the Supreme Command of the 2nd Army

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Employer: Provincial Government

Title: Government architect

City: Potsdam

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Notes: started this at the end of the war

Employer: free-lance

Title: architect

City: Berlin

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Notes: started free-lancing when she was dismissed from the civil service


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No apprenticeships on record


Name: Association of Architects and Engineers

Description: Second place in the monthly competition


Title: The Woman at Home and at Work

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Institution: Royal Technical University Chatlottenburg

Degree: passed with a "Good"

Notes: Was the first woman applicant, first admitted as a guest student, then registed as a full time student and passed her exams in the same year.


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Publications By

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Publications About

Title: The History of Women Architects

Author: Sonja Gunther, Christine Jachmann, Helga Schmidt-Thomsen, Michelle Stanley (translator)

Publication: Exhibit Catalog

Publisher: ABC Satz and Druck GmbH

City: Berlin

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Notes: This is a catalog published for the exhibit of the UIFA (Union Internationale des Femmes Architectes). An exhibition of the German Federal Republik Section of the UIFA Within the framework of the IBA (International Building Exhibition) in Berlin.