BERTRAND GOLDBERG was born on July 17, 1913 in the Hyde Park Neighborhood of Chicago. He attended the Cambridge School of Landscape Architecture, the Armour Institute (now IIT) and the Bauhaus, where he worked briefly in the office of Mies van der Rohe. Goldberg fled Nazi Germany to Paris and and returned to Chicago in 1933 where he obtained a position with architects Keck and Keck. He opened his own office in 1937. In 1946 he married Nancy Florsheim. In the early 1950's he found Bertrand Goldberg and Associates. He was an important figure in the Second Chicago School, a mid-century modernist, an intellect, and architect highly attuned to social issues. He died in Chicago on October 8, 1997.