Jane Frudden Templeman

Honored by:Anne T. Robinson and LeVern Faidley
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Honored by Anne T. Robinson

First woman to graduate from Iowa State University with an architectural engineering degree. Active as a campus and alumni leader.

Honored by LeVern Faidley

Jane Frudden Templeman was the third Iowa Alpha recipient of the Tau Beta Pi Women's Badge, graduating from Iowa State with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1953. She considered herself greatly honored to have been awarded the Tau Beta Pi Women's Badge, but recalls being excluded from attending Iowa Alpha meetings and other chapter activities.

In the spring of 1953 she was the recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi medal, awarded by the Department of Architecture to a graduating senior for leadership, scholarship and merit. Upon graduation she found that no architectural firms would grant her an interview and was hired by the Meredith Publishing Co. in Des Moines as an assistant to the Building Editor of Better Homes and Gardens. The Building Editor was also a licensed architect, and in addition to her regular job, she worked for him part-time in the evenings and on weekends.

In the summer of 1954 she married Dr. Clyde C. Templeman, a veterinarian, and moved to Williams, a community of 500 people in central Iowa, where she became active as a wife and mother, raising a family of three children, serving as recepionist for her husband's veterinary practice and providing support and leadership in local community, church and school activities.

By 1977 she resumed her career as an architect, being hired by the architectural firm of Kivett and Myers/a division of Howard, Needles, Tammen and Bergendoff in Kansas City to write construction specifications. She also served on the national board of directors for the Construction Specifications Institute. In 1982 she passed her licensing exam and became as Architect Member of the American Institute of Architects.  She later took a position as project manager for the Kansas City office of HOK Architects and in 1990 she was the first woman selected as president-elect of the Kansas City chapter of the American Institute of Architects. While she considered the study and practice of architecture a wonderful experience and enjoyed interacting with the interesting and creative people she met working as an architect, in 1990 she gave up her professional career to return home to Iowa to care for an elderly parent.

An ISU Foundation governor (emerita) and a past member of the ISU Alumni Association Executive Committee, Jane Templeman is now retired and living in California.

Paver Inscription:

"Iowa Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi
Women's Badge Recipients:
Eloise Zimmerman '46 Arch E
Mary Hurd '47 Civil E
Jane Templeman '53 Arch
Judy May '58 Chem E
Karen Gray '60 Chem E
Idelle Peterson '60 Chem E
Beverly Audeh '61 Aero E
Mardith Baenziger '68 Arch E"