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Affiliate Member Sponsors
| | AIA (national)
Member services; job openings and resumes; calendar of conferences and events; honors and awards announcements; links to Dodge Reports; election and business meeting information; news; continuing education information and transcripts; online learning opportunities; professional interest areas; Architect Finder database; membership information; books, CD-ROMs and videos at the Learning Source; online ideas exchange with fellow members.
The American Institute of Architects will be celebrating its sesquicentennial in 2007. Read about its 150 years of service to the profession and the nation as well as events to celebrate this anniversary.
| | AIA Illinois
Information on the state council, including licensure, architecture firm registration (required!), events, and its six local chapters; links to related Web sites, including the Illinois Department of Public Health's Permit Review Task Force.
| | AIA Trust
A clearinghouse for financial and insurance services provided to AIA members, including health insurance, disability, life, retirement, business owners protection, mortgage and auto insurance; small firm professional liability program.
| | American Arbitration Association
A comprehensive site for up-to-the-minute information about mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution; information on education and training resources, events and publications.
| | American Architectural Foundation
Information on grants and scholarship opportunities; comprehensive overview of education programs and resources; links to the Mayor's Institute on City Design and the Octagon Museum.
| | American National Standards Institute
The private, non-profit membership organization that facilitates voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems; information on the ANSI Federation and the latest national and international standards-related activities.
| | American Planning Association
Access to periodicals, newsletters and research articles; career opportunities; consultants database; AICP certification exam information; news; membership directory; programs and services.
| | American Society of Interior Designers
Continuing education; government affairs; events; membership information; members-only services, message board and live discussion groups; designer referral service; awards.
| | American Society of Landscape Architects
News; annual awards call for entries; access to software and books; LARE exam review courses; ASLA CADdetails; member firms; career opportunities; continuing education information; annual meeting and expo information.
| | Associated General Contractors of America
An organization that promotes the hiring of qualified general contractors and the use of the latest technology; Web site advocates building the best quality projects for public and private owners.
| | Association for Preservation Technology
A multidisciplinary organization dedicated to advancing the application of technology to the conservation of the built environment; site offers access to an international network, up-to-date historic preservation technology, and technical publications.
| | Building Owners and Managers Association International
Forum for real estate industry professionals; access to comprehensive industry research and office building performance data; events; publications, products and services, including the Standard Method of Measuring Floor Area in Office Buildings.
| | Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings
a not-for-profit organization, founded to investigate problems or enhancements, support research and disseminate information for economic design, construction, operation and rehabilitation of high rise buildings.
| | Chicago Women in Architecture
Forum for women in architecture and related professions; information on events, committees to join, career guidance and job listings.
| | Construction Management Association of America
Site offers a searchable database of construction managers; Professional Practice Corner with suggestions for how to make your project run better; online discussion forums; national conference registration; information on CM certification.
| | Construction Specifications Institute
Technical information and products; details on certification, individual chapters, and publications; database of certified professionals; events, exhibits, educational programs (earn LUs) and tours.
| | Council on Tall Buildings and the Urban Habitat
An international non-profit organization sponsored by architectural, engineering, planning, and construction professionals, established to facilitate professional exchanges among those involved in all aspects of the planning, design, construction and operation of tall buildings and the urban habitat.
| | Design-Build Institute of America
Course offerings and upcoming conferences nationwide; past issues of newsletter; membership directory; news; membership information and publications.
| | Illuminating Engineering Society
Illuminating Engineering Society and its Chicago Section (www.ieschicago.org)seek to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public. The IES, founded in 1906, is composed of manufacturers (lamps, sources, luminaires, accessories); lighting designers and architects; and consultants, electrical and building contractors, distributors, and wholesalers, individuals working in affiliated lighting fields, those working for utilities and energy services, and people in government and education.
| | International Code Council
The International Code Council was established in 1994 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. ICC offers design professionals seminars that assist in maintaining licensure.
| | International Association of Lighting Designers
Founded in 1969 and based in Chicago, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated solely to the concerns of independent, professional lighting designers. The IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers.
| | International Interior Design Association
Networking and educational opportunities; trade shows and events; competition entry forms and Images of work; list of conferences and educational events; legislative news; membership information; publications for review and purchase; bulletin board.
| | National Society of Professional Engineers
Web site promotes engineering licensure and ethics, advocates and protects PE's legal rights and promotes the profession; database of published A/E legal questions and answers.
| | Preservation Directory
An online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States and Canada.
| | Society for Design Administration
Advances and promotes educational and professional standards of design firm administrative personnel; networking opportunities; continuing education; certification, career support and employment opportunities; information on national events, local chapters, papers and publications.
| | Society for Marketing Professional Services
Represents professional marketers who work in the A/E/C industry; job postings; national marketing conference and certification exam; Foundation's Research Project; annual Marketing Communications Awards Program winners; upcoming chapter events across the nation; online continuing education.
| | Society of Architectural Historians
Site serving scholars, professionals in allied fields and the general public; information on forums, publications, study tours of significant buildings and sites; membership and journal subscription information; local chapters, related organizations and activities; annual meeting information; dissertations underway.
| | Structural Engineers Association International
The best source of information for structural engineers; industry and profession-related announcements and press releases; email archive and chat room; links to local and worldwide chapters; job forum.
| | USGBC
USGBC's national members are organizations, corporations and institutions across the globe. Any organization that shares our goal of a more sustainable built environment should join the USGBC community.
| | USGBC - Illinois chapter
The USGBC leads the regional transformation of the built environment to become ecologically sustainable, profitable and healthy. We achieve this through education, advocacy and collaboration.
Chicago Firms on the Web
AIA Chicago members can have their firms listed for free on the list below. Please email Membership Manager Steve Riforgiato at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your firm linked.
AHG Structural Engineering
Alberts Associates, Inc.
Allan J. Grant Architects
Anderson Mikos Architects Ltd.
APEX Project Management, Ltd.
Archi/Build Group, Inc.
Arcline Associates Inc.
Atul Karkhanis Architects Ltd.
Axios Architects and Consultants, Ltd
Balsamo Olson and Lewis
Baranski Hammer Moretta & Sheehy
Bayley Architecture LPC
Barry Bebart | Architecture P.C.
Becker Architects Ltd.
Behles + Behles
bKL Architecture LLC
Booth Hansen Associates
Brim Consulting Ltd. Architects
Brinckerhoff & Associates LLC
Brininstool + Lynch
Tom Brock, Architect P.C.
Brush Architects, LLC
BSA Life Structures
Build Wisely Architects
Built Form Architecture
Burnham & Van Cleave
Burns & Beyerl Architects Inc.
Cashman Stahler Group Inc.
Chipman Design Architecture
Constantine D. Vasilios and Associates
Cook Architectural Design Studio, Inc
Cordorgan Clark & Associates, Inc.
Coyne + Associates Architects
Crandall Ritzu Architects
Criezis Architects Inc.
Criterium-Collins Architects & Engineers
David Crosby Architects
Dacre & Youngquist, LLC
Daniel P. Coffey & Associates Ltd.
David Woodhouse Architects
David Zeunert & Associates, Inc.
Design Organization, Inc.
Design Studio 24
Direct Design Ltd.
Dirk Denison Architects
DMA Architects NorthStar Studio
The Dobbins Group
Downey Szafarz Architects, Inc.
Doyle & Associates
dSPACE Studio, Ltd.
Eckenhoff Saunders Architects
Eifler & Associates
Elliott Dudnik + Associates
The Ethos Workshop, Ltd.
Facilities Design Group
Fitzgerald Earles Architects, Inc.
Foster Dale Architects, Inc.
Fraerman Associates Architecture
H. Gary Frank Architects
Frederick Phillips and Associates
Fujikawa Johnson Gobel Architects
Full Circle Architects, LLC
Garapolo & Associates
Laura Garcia Design Architecture | Consulting
Gary B. Phillips Associates Inc.
Gary Lee Partners
Gastinger Walker Harden + Kincaid Malone
Gensburg Toniolo Harting Architects
The Gettys Group
Gibbons, Fortman & Associates
GREC Architects, LLC
GreenAssociates Architects Inc.
Greene & Proppe Design, Inc.
Gregory H. Jenkins Architect
Gregory Maire, Architect, Ltd.
Griskelis Young Harrel
Steven Gross / AIA
Grund & Riesterer Architects Inc.
Hackley & Associates Architects, Inc.
Harboe Architects, PC
Harley Ellis Devereaux
Hartshorne + Plunkard, Ltd.
HDR Architecture Inc.
J. Hershey Architecture
Thomas Hickey & Associates
Hirsch Associates LLC
HOH Architects, Inc.
Holabird & Root LLP
Heidrun Hoppe Associates
Hutter Architects, Ltd.
Interactive Design | Eight Architects
Interwork Architects, Inc.
Jaffe Architectural Group, Ltd.
JGMA (Juan Gabriel Moreno Architects)
John DeSalvo Design Architects
John Ronan Architects
Johnson Architecture, Inc.
Johnson Lasky Architects
Johnson & Lee Architects/Planners
John Joyce Architects, Inc.
Kadlec Architecture + Design
Kathryn Quinn Architects
The Keating Group, P.C. Architecture
Kipnis Architecture + Planning
Klancic Architect, PC
Konstant Architecture Planning
Koo and Associates Ltd.
Kristine Fallon Associates
Krueck and Sexton Architects
Kujawa Architecture LLC
Kuklinski + Rappe Architects
Kurzman Architecture, LLC
Lake Effect Architects Inc.
Landon Bone Baker
Lawton Stanley Architects, Inc
LCM Architects LLC
Loebl Schlossman & Hackl
Loewenberg & Associates Inc.
Lohan Anderson, LLC
Lorenz Virtual Studio. Inc.
Lothan Van Hook DeStefano Architecture LLC
Manske Dieckmann Thompson
Massey Hoffman Architects
Matthei & Colin Associates
McBride Kelley Baurer
McGuire Igleski & Associates
MG+A Architects, LLC
Midwest Architecture Studio
Morgante Wilson Architects
Moyer Associates Inc.
MRSA Architects and Planners
Muller & Muller P.C. Ltd.
Myefski Cook Architects Inc.
Nagle Hartray Architecture
Neri Companies, Inc.
Nicholas Design Collaborative
Northworks Architects & Planners LLC
O'Kelly + Kasprak LLC
Orange Architecture, PC
Parachin Design Studios, Ltd.
Partners in Design Architects
Patrick Engineering Architectural Division
Paul Preissner Architects
Paul Berger & Associates
Perkins + Will
PFB Architects, LLC
PPK Architects, Ltd.
Prosi Design, Inc.
RADA Architects ECO + DESIGN
Ragnar Benson, Inc.
Randall Bees Architects, Inc.
Renner Design Associates
Richard Knorr International
Richard Preves & Associates, PC
RM Swanson Architects
Robert C. Vagnieres Jr. & Associates
Robert Neylan Architects, Ltd.
Roberts Architects Ltd.
Michael B. Rosen, Architect
Ross Barney Architects
Roula Associates Architects, Chtd.
Ruggles Architecture, PC
Sarfatty Associates Ltd.
SAS Architects & Planners
Schroeder Murchie Niemiec Gazda-Auskalnis
Searl Lamaster Howe Architects
Serena Sturm Architects
Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP
Skiffington Architects Ltd.
Solomon Cordwell Buenz & Associates Inc.
SolQuest Design Unlimited
SPACE Architects + Planners
Jonathan Splitt Architects, Ltd.
Square Root Architecture + Design
Stephen Rankin Associates
STR Partners Ltd.
Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects
Stuart D. Shayman Associates
Studio Talo Architecture
Suski Design Inc.
Thomas Shafer Architects LLC
Tigerman McCurry Architects
Tilton Kelly + Bell LLC
Tria Architecture, Inc.
UrbanLab Architecture + Urban Design
Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
Vinci/Hamp Architects Inc.
VOA Associates Incorporated
von Weise Associates
Waechter Architects, PC
Weese Langley Weese Architects Ltd.
Weiss Architects LLC
Wexler/Kollman PC Ltd.
Wheeler Kearns Architects
Whitney Architect Inc.
Widler Architectural Inc.
Wight & Company
Witmer and Associates
Worn Jerabek Architects, PC
Wright Heerema | Architects
Youngman & Company, Inc.
| | AIA Competitions
Schedules and eligibility and submission criteria for the honors and awards programs.
| | Chicago Metropolitan Infobase Project
A Web-based system for indexing, storing, retrieving, comparing, and analyzing Images to enhance knowledge about the built environment in the Chicago region; wide variety of Images including a Geographic Information System (GIS) interface.
| | Design Intelligence
The Design Futures Council's monthly "Report on the Future" and the repository of timely articles, original research, and industry news.
| | Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST
Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is an initiative designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act's design and construction requirements. This program and its Web site, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, have numerous valuable resources, from FAQs and manuals to the toll-free number for the Design & Construction Resource Center.
| | FWDodge.com
A searchable database of over 500,000 construction projects nationwide. Bid alert services, digital blueprints, detailed projects specifications, bid tracking.
| | US General Services Administration
One-stop Web site for up-to-date information on the GSA, the agency that provides all other federal agencies with workspaces, products, and services.
| | Great Lakes ADA Center
Newly posted articles from the Great Lakes ADA news service; Distance Learning Program; links to slide presentations, chat rooms and a referral network; access to the Great Lakes Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center providing assistance and training to businesses and individuals with disabilities.
| | Merchandise Mart
Descriptions of and links to trade shows (including NeoCon), related properties, popular consumer events, and exhibitor information.
| | Profile
A national directory of architecture firms.
| | RS Means
Site of North America's leading supplier of up-to-date, accurate construction cost information, electronic cost databases and software, construction estimating and facilities management seminars, reference books and consulting services; online construction dictionary.
| | Stoneinfo.com
Resource of stone suppliers from around the world; technical center; companies and products.
| | Sweets.com
Over 16,000 searchable pages of industry and product information, specs and drawings on over 25,00 building products and built-in RFQ/RFP functions.
| | Technical Preservation Services for Historic Buildings
Helps homeowners, preservation professionals, organizations and government agencies preserve and protect this nation's heritage by providing guidance publications, videos and this Web site on preserving, restoring and rehabilitating historic buildings; links to related programs and national organizations; information on grants and tax credits.
| | USGBC Illinois Chapter
Site contains information on events, calls for papers and speakers, and other information relevant to green building in and around Chicago.
| | Department of Buildings
Information on building inspections; homeowners assistance and community programs; links to architects and developers practicing in Chicago.
| | Department of Procurement Services
Purchasing, a category of the City of Chicago Web site, provides a guide to doing business in Chicago, MBE/WBE Certification and bid/proposal information; access to a contract award listing and MBE/WBE directory.
| | Landmarks Division
Chicago Landmarks, a division of the City of Chicago Department of Planning Web site, is the source for "clickable" maps, a listing of specific Landmark buildings and status information, online tours of Chicago's Landmarks and facts about the architects who have contributed to Chicago's architectural history. Learn how to research a Chicago house with the booklet "Your House has A History" at http://egov.cityofchicago.org/Landmarks/pdf/Your_House_Has_A_History.pdf.
| | Public Building Commission
Responsible for building and renovating hundreds of schools, libraries, parks, police stations and other facilities.
| | Capital Development Board
For architects, engineers and contractors looking to work with the State's construction management agency; latest news; job postings; staff directory; online publications and business forms; information about the school construction program and the Art in Architecture program; CDB payment inquiries
| | Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Web site offers ability to file a complaint, check an architect’s license, learn about the licensing process and mandatory continuing education, and review recent disciplinary reports; news releases; professional information.
| | Historic Preservation Agency
Includes the Preservation Services Division that processes National Register nominations, publishes technical information briefs, and reviews projects for compliance with federal and state regulations.
| | Small Business Development Centers
Illinois Small Business Development Centers located throughout the state provide information, confidential business guidance, training and other resources to early stage and existing small businesses.
| | Architect
Current articles on design and practice.
| | Architectural Record
Virtual reality walkthroughs of Record Houses and interviews with the architects; IT vendor guides with software links and reviews; green products guide (updated monthly) and issue discussion; awards program call for entries; career opportunities; CES credits online (access CES articles since 1996); events, subscriptions and shopping.
| | ArchitectureWeek
Electronic newsletter with information and Images for architects, designers, and others who appreciate good buildings.
| | ArchNewsNow.com
A daily newsletter about architecture, design and construction.
| | Competitions
A clearinghouse for information, ideas and strategies on design competitions in architecture and landscape architecture; current (quarterly) magazine; reviews of past competitions and notices about upcoming competitions.
| | Environmental Building News
An online newsletter about environmentally responsible design and construction. Includes feature articles, product reviews, and e-mail discussion groups.
| | Harvard Design Magazine
Harvard Design Magazine provides critical explorations of key contemporary issues and practices related to the built environment. This large-format publication includes essays, portfolios, book reviews and debates.
| | Interiors & Sources
Profiles of industry players; in-depth trend analyses, specification guidelines and product reviews; links to design-related sites.
| | Preservation
Magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
| | REjournals.com
News coverage of commercial real estate in the Midwest. A service of Illinois Real Estate Journal, Michigan Real Estate Journal and Minnesota Real Estate Journal.
| | Traditional Building
Traditional Building is a bimonthly magazine intended for the design and building trade. The magazine focuses on the restoration, renovation and new construction of traditionally styled commercial, institutional, governmen,t and religious architecture.
| | Metropolis Magazine
Special subscription offers; information on events and exhibits including the international contemporary furniture fair; access to the current issue and archives; Designmart.
Related Organizations and Museums
| | Archeworks
Founded by Stanley Tigerman, FAIA and Eva Maddox, Archeworks' mission is to address social needs by developing and providing alternative design education solutions through a multi-disciplinary process
| | Architects Designers Planners for Social Responsibility
Organization's efforts are directed towards arms reduction, protection of the natural and built environment, and socially responsible development; Web site includes national news, an e-mail directory, the organization's history, and membership information
| | Architecture for Humanity
Through a global network of building professionals, Architecture for Humanity brings design, construction and development services to communities in need.
| | Architecture for Humanity - Chicago
A chapter of Architecture for Humanity, we are a collaborative group of volunteer design professionals and students dedicated to the pursuit of advocacy and social change through the built environment.
| | Canadian Centre for Architecture
A museum and study center devoted to international architecture; exhibitions and interpretations of the Museum's collections; programs, library and bookstore; extensive architecture on the Internet resource.
| | Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Affiliated with the Art Institute of Chicago, the Oral History Project documents the life experiences of architects who shaped Chicago; narratives and interviews; master index of names and buildings mentioned in the interviews.
| | Chicago Architecture Club
A membership organization for architects and design professionals focusing on the political and economic decisions that impact design in Chicago. Sponsors of The Burnham Prize.
| | Chicago Architecture Foundation
Organization dedicated to advancing public interest and education in architecture and design; extensive information on CAF exhibitions, lectures, special events, tours, visiting Chicago; related sites and online gift shop.
| | Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings
The Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings (CCHRB) is a not-for-profit organization, founded to investigate problems or enhancements, support research and disseminate information for economic design, construction, operation and rehabilitation of high rise buildings. Its members are experienced and skilled in the design, construction and operation of high rise buildings.
| | Congress for New Urbanism
The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions.
| | Construction Specifications Institute, Chicago Chapter
CSI Chicago is the local chapter of The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), a national professional association. CSI is dedicated to creating standards and formats to improve construction documents and project delivery. It is the only organization serving all the major components of the building team involved in non-residential building design and construction including architects, specifiers, engineers, material suppliers, contractors, owners, government and beyond. Through meetings, educational and social events and networking, members openly communicate with their counterparts to exchange information for successful project management.
| | Council on Tall Buildings and the Urban Habitat
Reports on all aspects of the planning, design and construction of tall buildings; interdisciplinary membership, topical groups and committees, publications and conferences; database of over 8,000 projects.
| | Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy
An organization of owners and managers of Frank Lloyd Wright properties; facilitates the preservation of structures designed by Wright; information and initiate advocacy; information on the annual conference; newsletter subscriptions.
| | Friends of Downtown
A membership organization that works to influence planning and development decisions through public advocacy and debate.
| | Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Supports a public dialogue concerning architecture and the built environment; Grant abstracts data; past and present award winners; networking resource for like-minded authors, publishers, and scholars; schedule of lectures and exhibitions at the Graham Foundation.
| | Historic Chicago Bungalow Initiative
Site provides overview, news and resources related to the City of Chicago’s comprehensive program to celebrate, conserve, and update historic bungalows.
| | The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America, Chicago-Midwest Chapter
The Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America (ICA&CA) is a part of the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts. The ICA&CA fulfills its mission through four program areas: education, publication, awards, and advocacy.
| | Metropolitan Planning Council
Access to Chicago regional rental market analysis and other information on housing, transportation, regional and urban development; events; membership information; employment opportunities.
| | Pritzker Architecture Prize
Current information about the world's most prestigious architecture award and its Laureates, including announcements and a list of nominees; traveling exhibition.
| | Society of Architectural Historians
The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) is an international not-for-profit membership organization that promotes the study and preservation of the built environment worldwide. SAh is headquartered in the historic Charnley-Persky House on Chicago's Near North Side.
| | Urban Land Institute
Relevant, current information about land use and real estate development; advance planning practice and policy; real estate trends; member forums; extensive planning bookstore; links to more than 1000 related Web sites.
| | US Green Building Council, Illinois Chapter
The U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter is the local affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a national non-profit composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.
| | Farnsworth House
Historical information on the house and its architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Site includes tour information as well.
| | Glessner House Museum
A National Historic Landmark, Glessner House was designed by noted American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and completed in 1887. It remains an internationally-known architectural treasure in Chicago. A radical departure from traditional Victorian architecture, the structure served as an inspiration to the young Frank Lloyd Wright and helped redefine domestic architecture.
| | Historic Pullman Foundation
Intended to bring the beauty and vision of the Historic Pullman District and its architecture to a wider audience; calendar of events, including lectures, and related news.
| | The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
Information on both the architect's home and studio and Robie House; list of public programs, news and events, tours and times; volunteer and employment opportunities; press releases.