Donald D. Powell was born July 17, 1929 in Fargo, North Dakota. He received his B. Arch. from the University of Minnesota in 1957, but soon after graduation enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Research and Development Command, where he served until 1959. Powell joined Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in 1960, where he became associate in 1968. Leaving SOM in 1976 to found Powell/Kleinschmidt with partner Robert Kleinschmidt, Powell remained at his namesake firm until retiring in November 2009. Notable honors received by Powell include a Fulbright Fellowship Travel Award (1960–1961); induction into the Interior Design Hall of Fame (1989); and Outstanding Leadership in the Interior Design field, International Interior Design Association (2007).
Powell/Kleinschmidt also won the AIA's Distinguished Firm Award (1990) and was cited by Contract Design magazine as one of the Top 20 interior design firms of the last quarter-century (2000). Significant and award-winning Powell/Kleinschmidt commissions include the Gretchen Bellinger Executive Office and Warehouse (1983); Mayer, Brown & Platt Law Offices (1988); 880 Lake Shore Drive Residence, Chicago, Illinois (1989); Paul Stuart Men's Store (1995); Briarwood Country Club (2000); and the 200 West Madison Atrium, Chicago, Illinois (2006).
33 min 14 sec ago The Art Institute of Chicago Mary Cassatt was the only American artist to exhibit with the original Impressionist group. This sensitive portrayal of a mother and child reflects the most advanced 19th-century ideas about raising children. Scientists and physicians of the day encouraged mothers (instead of wet nurses and nannies) to care for their children and to include regular bathing in their hygiene practices to prevent disease. #5WomenArtists
See three paintings by Mary Cassatt now on view: http://bit.ly/2nl9Z68
Image: [Now on view in Gallery 273] Mary Cassatt. The Child's Bath, 1893. Robert A. Waller Fund.
4 hours 38 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago APRIL 21—Join us for After Dark in the Modern Wing!
Check out the new exhibition Go with special tours and late-night access. And catch live performances by Monakr and Mano.
Must be 21+. Hosted by The Evening Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago.