|'The Birdcage' Apartments at 6901 North Ridge Boulevard (at Farwell) in Chicago.|
Don Erickson was born in Chicago in 1929. He graduated from Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois in 1947 and studied architecture at the University of Illinois at Navy Pier. Erickson began his apprenticeship to Frank Lloyd Wright in 1948, on a dare from a college professor. He was an 18-year-old who was torn between a career as an architect and a life as a classical pianist.
|Don Erickson, Architect. May 2010|
He died on October 24, 2006 after a long battle with multiple myeloma and is buried in White Cemetery in Barrington, Illinois.