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Eye on Evanston: Thoughts on Design | Evanston architect Stuart Cohen

Longtime Design Evanston member Stuart Cohen received the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award on Oct. 15. In receiving this award, Cohen joined such Chicago architecture luminaries as John Syversten, Carol Ross Barney, Peter Landon, Stanley Tigerman, Ben Weese, Helmut Jahn, Gertrude Lempp Kerbis and Natalie De Blois. Cohen was born in […]

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Eye on Evanston: Thoughts on Design

For over 41 years, Design Evanston has promoted good design in Evanston. Starting in October the architects, landscape architects, graphic and industrial designers, planners and other design advocates who are members of the local group will contribute occasional articles to the RoundTable. The articles will reflect the original and continuing objectives that spurred Design Evanston’s […]

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Design Evanston Project Review of the 1900 Sherman Avenue Project

The new Housing Authority of Cook County building, designed by architect Pappageorge Haymes Partners, in a design-build team with McHugh and Bowa Construction, is developing a 168 unit apartment building with a semi-public landscaped park on-grade amenity and below grade parking for 37 cars.  The site is at the northwest corner of Sherman and Emerson […]