Ray Hartshorne

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Ray Hartshorne

Ray co-founded Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture with Jim Plunkard in 1987 as a studio of versatile architects who combine great design talent with excellent client service. His experience has spanned a range of building types – from residential and hospitality projects, to commercial office and retail buildings.  Ray is a recognized leader in multi-family housing, having… Read more »

Aracely Nevarez

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Aracely Nevarez is a partner and leader of HPA’s Interior Design studio. As both an architect and interior designer, she balances a keen design sense articulated in a bold yet timeless style, and the technical ability to achieve the most challenging building projects. Aracely closely collaborates with clients to express and detail cohesive building environments… Read more »

Jim Plunkard

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Jim Plunkard

Jim co-founded Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture in 1987. As lead design partner, Jim has guided the firm’s placemaking practice, establishing scalable initiatives that are infused into each and every site. He forged the firm’s expansion into all aspects of the hospitality industry, and is the Chair of HPA’s Planning and Urban Design Group, focused on large… Read more »

Sophie Bidek

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Sophie Bidek established herself early in her career as a strong leader and design visionary on complicated programmatic projects directing multi-disciplinary development teams. The firm’s youngest architect to be named Partner, Sophie is an adept problem solver on complex adaptive-reuse projects and cutting-edge new structures. She is at the design helm of record-setting projects such… Read more »

Tom Pope

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Tom Pope

Since joining HPA in 1997, Partner Tom Pope has set out to transform quality design into timeless architecture throughout Chicago and beyond. Through his intense focus and innovation, he has been instrumental in bringing many of the firm’s significant adaptive re-use, office, hospitality, student-housing, and mixed-use residential towers projects to successful fruition. Tom’s experience began… Read more »

Marlon Oyuela

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Marlon Oyuela

Marlon Oyuela is a Partner and HPA’s Chief Financial Officer. Responsible for the firm’s financial management and fiscal soundness, he focuses on forecasting, financial planning and reporting. Among his responsibilities are developing strategies regarding cash flow, profitability, tax management, and preparing financial statements.

Paul Alessandro

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Paul Alessandro is a Partner at HPA, and has more than 25 years of experience designing complex mixed-use, residential, cultural, hospitality and civic projects. He has led the firm’s Preservation Group, and specializes in the renovation, restoration and adaptive re-use of historic structures. His portfolio of award-winning historic projects includes the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, a… Read more »

Megan Zack

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As an Associate Partner and HPA’s Director of Sustainability, Megan Zack has managed and provided sustainability design for many of the firm’s most challenging mixed-use and residential projects. She has taken the lead on large-scale projects throughout the U.S., including Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Eugene, Oregon. Megan is distinguished by her ability to… Read more »

John Mitchell

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John Mitchell is an Associate Partner who has distinguished himself as an agile leader in the design and management of challenging and complex mixed-use projects. He has led the project teams for some of the firm’s most substantial commissions, including the Graduate Nashville Hotel, the 811 Uptown high-rise, and 1225 Old Town – which received… Read more »

Jillian Agdern

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Jillian Agdern is an Associate Principal who guides complex urban mixed-use projects from conceptual design through construction completion. She is particularly focused on sustainability, project coordination, and creative problem solving to achieve great design. Her portfolio consists of multi-family student housing and office projects in Chicago and other parts of the country, including Bush Temple… Read more »

Andrew Becker

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Andrew Becker is an Associate Principal who is responsible for all phases of project development ranging from concept vision to coordinating project documents with large teams. In collaborative partnership with his clients, he specializes in translating project goals into thoughtful architecture that can navigate complex jurisdictional approval processes within urban contexts. Andrew considers the design… Read more »

David Cryder

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David Cryder is a Project Architect who has distinguished himself as a design leader skilled in managing the challenges of complex mixed-use construction. His varied architectural experience includes ground-up construction, renovations, space planning and complete interior build-outs. He brings an integrated approach to each project, focusing on the importance of collaborating with the entire project… Read more »

Stephen Marcus

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Associate Principal Stephen Marcus joined HPA in 2011, and has been a project architect for several of HPA’s hospitality projects such as Soho House Chicago, the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel and Hyatt House Iowa City. His project experience also includes the T3 West Midtown heavy-timber office project in Atlanta, and the Albion Evanston residential tower…. Read more »

Erin Schoop

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Erin Schoop

Erin Schoop is an Associate Principal who has contributed her inquisitiveness, creativity, and meticulous eye for detail to the commercial, residential and hospitality projects she’s managed since joining HPA in 2011. Her responsibilities include overseeing detailed drawing sets, consultant coordination, and providing on-site construction administration. Her project experience includes One Chicago, 1000 South Clark, and… Read more »

Andrew Shimanski

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Andrew Shimanski is a Principal who excels in the functional design and technical detailing of mixed-use commercial and multi-family residential projects. He joined the firm in 2012, and has 22 years of experience on a wide range of commercial, financial and municipal projects. At HPA, he has served as the job captain for complex high-rise… Read more »

William Wagner

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Bill Wagner

William Wagner is a Principal and veteran architect who has designed, coordinated and overseen a number of major construction Projects, ranging from multi-family residential and commercial office, to convention centers and transit facilities. Bringing more than 40 years of technical experience and knowledge to our firm, Bill excels at leading technical and consultant teams through… Read more »

Carol Moy

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Carol Moy

As Director of Marketing, Carol Moy drives communications and business development strategy to share stories about HPA’s design work and its people, and to create business opportunities to expand the firm’s portfolio. As a marketing veteran with 20 years of experience in the AEC industry, she collaborates with executive leadership to position a unified firm… Read more »

David Siegel

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David Siegel

David Siegel is a Project Architect as well as the Director of Technical Services for HPA. Since joining the firm in 2011, he has contributed to award-winning mixed-use developments such as Harper Court, 1KFulton, and Old Town Park, a 1,500-unit, three-tower residential development. David brings his technical expertise and constructability knowledge to excel in project… Read more »

Krista Weir

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Krista Weir

Krista Weir is HPA’s Director of Historic Preservation and a Project Architect. She joined HPA in 2012 upon completing her Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and working with the firm as a summer intern. Her area of interest is architectural history, with an emphasis on cultural heritage. She has provided… Read more »

John Donoghue

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John Donoghue

John Donoghue is the Associate Director of Planning and collaborates closely with the HPA’s design teams on all new projects, leading concept design, feasibility studies, zoning analysis and program analysis. His notable projects include One Chicago, Essex on The Park, Atlantic Yards, T3 West Midtown, Albion Evanston, Albion Oak Park and Graduate Nashville. Among John’s… Read more »

Michael Bolatto

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Michael Bolatto is a licensed Architect who has experience in the design of high rise mixed-use projects. Michael enjoys collaborating with clients and project professionals, and brings a problem-solving for each project. He is experienced in all aspects of project delivery, from design to construction administration, for such projects as One Chicago, which encompasses a… Read more »

Kyle Cohen

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Kyle Cohen is a Project Architect with 10 years of experience in architectural design, energy modeling and construction administration. He is a member of HPA’s Preservation Group, and specializes in adaptive re-use, historic renovation, preservation and restoration projects. Kyle’s portfolio includes 312 and 328 North Carpenter, 936 and 939 West Fulton – all projects within… Read more »

Jordan Fitch

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Jordan Fitch joined HPA as an Associate in 2018. He is a licensed Architect working on all aspects of project delivery for multi-family residential and hospitality projects, such as Soho House Nashville and Albion Highland Park. He is a LEED Green Associate and a member of HPA’s Sustainability Group, as well as an advocate for… Read more »

Jacob Gay

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Jacob Gay is a Project Architect with over 10 years of experience designing complex projects across the country. He has experience across wide spectrums of program type, scale, climate, and construction technology, and is passionate about solving difficult problems with an expressive clarity. He is particularly interested in high-density developments that respond to society’s increasing… Read more »

Jeffrey Hallenbeck

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Jeffrey Hallenback

Jeffrey Hallenbeck joined HPA in 2016 and has managed the construction administration phase of several large residential and hospitality projects, including Graduate Nashville Hotel, 811 Uptown, and 810 North Clark. He is especially interested in the technical aspects of his work, from modeling a masonry façade to developing interior millwork details. A member of HPA’s… Read more »

Zack Jacobs

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Zack Jacobs is a Project Architect at HPA, and his portfolio includes the Essex on the Park apartment tower, Hotel Essex, and Herman Miller’s Chicago Showroom and Headquarters. His project responsibilities include design, construction document production, project management and construction administration. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree with minors in construction management and business… Read more »

Cait Larson

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Cait Larson

Cait Larson is a Project Architect and joined HPA in 2016. She specializes in mixed-use and high rise residential building types. Notable projects include 2 West Delaware, No. 9 Walton, and One Chicago, slated to become the sixth tallest building in Chicago. As a co-founder of HPA’s BIM Group, she works to educate staff on… Read more »

Beth Nowicke

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Beth Nowicke is a licensed Architect who joined HPA in 2016. She has worked extensively for HPA in the Pacific Northwest on projects such as Collective on Fourth in Portland and the Hub U-District Seattle. As a Project Architect, she has experience with entitlement and zoning, conceptual design, design development, code analysis and construction administration…. Read more »

Dan Retzner

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Dan Retzner is a Project Architect and Director of HPA’s BIM Group. With over a decade of experience in BIM project delivery, Dan has led HPA’s transition from 2D drafting to Building Information Modeling. Since starting at HPA in 2013 as a project manager, Dan has managed a range of projects including The Woodview Apartments,… Read more »

Julija Vallee

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Julija Vallee

Since joining the firm in 2011, Project Architect Julija Vallee has distinguished herself as a project leader skilled in managing the challenges of complex mixed-use projects. Julija is a valuable designer and manager on commercial, residential and hospitality projects. Her responsibilities include creating detailed drawing sets, coordinating with consultants, and providing on-site construction administration. Her… Read more »

Erin LeGate

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Erin LeGate is a NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer who has been an integral part of HPA’s Interior Design team since 2014. She collaborates as a design team member to meld interior architecture, finishes and furniture into custom environments. Her portfolio of commercial, residential and hospitality projects includes Essex on the Park, One Chicago, Herman Miller… Read more »

Candice Spotted Elk

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Candice SpottedElk

Candice Spotted Elk is a certified Interior Designer with over eight years of professional experience. She received her Bachelors of Art in Interior Design from the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, and earned her NCIDQ certification in 2019. Candice is a driven and passionate interior designer who has an eye for detail. She enjoys working… Read more »

Antonio Abreu

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Antonio Abreu graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. He is inspired by the built environment’s ability to engage and enhance its surrounding community and culture. Since joining HPA in May 2019, he has worked on an variety of mixed use, adaptive-reuse, and high-rise residential projects, including… Read more »

Mariana Carvalho

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Mariana Carvalho received her Masters of Architecture from Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. Her thesis focused on artificial intelligence as a mechanism for design. Bringing her diverse background and experience as an Associate at HPA, Mariana works on all phases of project delivery, and is focused on the… Read more »

Theresa Cascio

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Theresa Cascio

Theresa Cascio joined HPA as an Associate in 2019 after receiving her Master of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. While in school, Theresa focused on sustainability. She worked on community development projects in Berlin and London and built net-zero prefabricated homes in both California and West Texas. Prior to moving to Chicago,… Read more »

Michael Comiskey

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Associate Mike Comiskey joined HPA in 2019 after earning his Master of Architecture at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, with a focus on building design, detail and fabrication. Mike’s role at the firm involves the development of technical drawings through all phases of a project, along with the proper communication and detailed coordination of… Read more »

Dan Godziszewski

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Daniel Godziszewski is an Associate at HPA, and an active member of the firm’s Historic Preservation Group. He is excited by the power of architecture to improve society and mitigrate the impact of climate change. Daniel is engaged in office, residential and mixed-use projects, including a 5.2 acre, mixed-use development in Nashville, featuring post-tensioned concrete… Read more »

Janice Jones

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Janice Jones is an Associate whose experience ranges from adaptive use of historic buildings such as 226 W. Jackson, to the ultra-luxurious No. 9 Walton high-rise where she cultivated the finer details of the project. At HPA, Janice strives to meet the client’s goals at every scale of the design. Janice holds a Bachelors of… Read more »

Anthony Khairallah

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Anthony Khairallah is an Associate with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University. He is passionate about architecture’s ability to shape personal experiences on a day to day basis, and incorporating sustainable design into every aspect of his projects. Since joining HPA in 2018, Anthony’s primary focus has been contributing to the project… Read more »

Rachel Killion

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Rachel Killion is a versatile Associate who has lent her talents on complex projects since joining the firm in 2012. She is energetic and meticulous in her approach to design. She values strong collaboration as a team, and she strives to foster positive relationships throughout the extent of every project. By building personable relationships with… Read more »

Lucille Sadlon

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Lucille Sadlon is a Chicagoland native who received her Master of Architecture degree at Kansas State University and joined HPA in 2018. As an Associate, she is enthusiastic in her pursuit of excellence, and strives to find innovative solutions in every project. Lucille’s experience includes high-rise developments, including Old Town Park Phase III and 357… Read more »

Peter Westerfield

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Peter Westerfield

Peter Westerfield is an Associate who joined HPA in 2019. Peter has contributed to several mixed-use and hospitality projects, including One Chicago, the Nashville Warehouse Co., 1043 W. Fulton, and the Waco Magnolia Hotel. He is a member of HPA’s Sustainability Group, which works towards improving green design and practice within the firm. He holds… Read more »

Jeremy Wishne

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Jeremy Wishne began his career at HPA as an intern in 2015, then joined the firm as an Associate after earning his Bachelor of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has experience in all aspects of project delivery, working on many projects including the mixed-use Imprint building, a 34-story high-rise at 717 South… Read more »

Mirna Tovar

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Mirna Tovar

Since joining the firm in 2004, Office Manager Mirna Tovar has been a valued member of HPA’s operations team. She is responsible for accounting and HR functions, and overall support of studio operations. A dedicated and detailed-oriented professional, she handles a range of duties – from accounts payable and receivables, payroll administration, and financial reporting,… Read more »

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Hub on Campus Minneapolis was honored with two 2019 Innovator Awards from Student Housing Business Magazine during its 9th Annual Interface Conference held in Austin, Texas in early April. The 26-story student residence, designed by HPA for Core Spaces and Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors, was recognized as Best New Off-Campus Development: 400 Beds or… Read more »

GP and HPA Celebrate Groundbreaking for One Chicago, a New Dual-Tower High-Rise Complex

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Architecture firms Goettsch Partners (GP) and Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture (HPA) celebrated the groundbreaking on April 23 for One Chicago, a new, two-tower luxury residential and mixed-use complex designed in partnership between the two firms and led by JDL Development. The official ceremony for the project, located at 23 West Chicago Avenue in Chicago’s River North… Read more »

RE Investment Association Explores the Explosive Growth of Fulton Market

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HPA’s Jim Plunkard will share his thoughts on Chicago’s Fulton Market District transformation at a panel discussion hosted by Real Estate Investment Association on April 19. Together with fellow panelists Keating Crown, principal of Sterling Bay, and Phillip Walters, principal of B Hospitality Co., the group will delve into the history of the meat-packing neighborhood,… Read more »

312 N. Carpenter Receives LEED Certification

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312 N. Carpenter in Chicago’s Fulton Market Historic District has achieved LEED Certification. This adaptive reuse project by HPA for Madison Capital converted a historic dairy building into retail space and the commercial offices of digital advertising agency iCrossing. The existing exterior and structural elements were retained, which maintains the integrity of the neighborhood fabric as… Read more »

Chicago Plan Commission Approves One Chicago Square

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The Chicago Plan Commission approved One Chicago Square, a mixed-use development in River North designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and Goettsch Partners for JDL Development. Comprised of two towers reaching 49 and 76 stories high positioned atop a shared podium, the planned project will reach 1,011 feet, making it the sixth tallest building in Chicago…. Read more »

Hub at Minneapolis Tops Off in Downtown Minneapolis

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The Hub at Minneapolis has topped off in downtown Minneapolis, and is on track for opening in summer 2018. Designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture for Core Spaces and Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors, the 26-story tower will offer 407 student residences, on-site retail space and concealed parking, and extensive amenities. Located at 311 Harvard SE,… Read more »

1000 S. Clark Celebrates Grand Opening

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  1000 South Clark was unveiled in a grand opening party that welcomed guests to experience the South Loop’s newest luxury apartment tower. Co-sponsored by Chicago Social magazine, the event featured summer cocktails, chef tastings, and music entertainment enjoyed throughout the building and atop the building’s rooftop deck. The 29-story skyscraper was developed by the… Read more »

Architectural Record Profiles the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

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Architectural Record features an extensive profile of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel in its February 2016 issue. Saying the project “imaginatively combines modern and historic architectural flourishes for an updated approach to play and respite,” writer Jim Gauer describes the history of the landmarked building and the architectural features of its conversion to hospitality use…. Read more »

Chicago Architecture Foundation’s “Between States” Exhibit Opens, Part of Chicago Architecture Biennial

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HPA is thrilled to participate in the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s “Between States” exhibition! As a partner program of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, CAF challenged 50 design teams to reimagine a physical asset in one of the city’s wards into a community-based project. Our design team’s concept transforms a water intake crib into an eco-island and landing point… Read more »

Chicago Athletic Association Wins AIA Chicago Design Excellence Award

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The Chicago Athletic Association was honored with a Design Excellence Award from the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architecture. The project earned a Citation of Merit in the Distinguished Building category. Jim Plunkard and Paul Alessandro of HPA were joined by Brad Nichols of AJ Capital Partners and Mike Lemmons and Mark Evans of Bulley… Read more »

CREW Chicago Features Harper Court Panel Discussion

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The University of Chicago’s Campus and Community Revitalization was the featured program at CREW Chicago’s December 13th luncheon at the East Bank Club. HPA’s Sophie Bidek was joined by Chris Dillion of Vermillion Development, and Sonya Maluda and James Hennessy of the University of Chicago in a panel discussion about the Harper Court Redevelopment and… Read more »

Eight Eleven Uptown Issued Full Building Permit

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Eight Eleven Uptown, HPA’s 27-story tower with JDL Development, is full speed ahead. Already under construction at the 3.4-acre site at Montrose and Clarendon, the project has been issued a full construction permit to embark on an ambitious redevelopment of a former hospital site that has lain vacant for more than a decade. The mixed-income housing and retail… Read more »

Essex on the Park Breaks Ground at 808 South Michigan

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Groundbreaking of Essex on the Park took place today on the South Loop site of the new high-rise development. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Planning Commissioner David Reifman, Building Commissioner Judy Frydland, and Alderman Sophia King joined Oxford Capital Group and Quadrum Global in a ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of the new 56-story luxury… Read more »

Hampton Inn Downtown Chicago Wins 2015 Timmy Award

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The Hampton Inn Downtown Chicago was recognized with a 2015 Timmy Award from the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA). The project, which was the adaptive reuse of the landmarked 1929 Chicago Motor Club skyscraper, received the special Judges’ Award Winner for Achievement in Sustainability. The LEED certified project integrated new high-performance building systems within… Read more »

Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture Receives Two Awards from AIA Illinois, including Top Design Prize For 2016

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Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture (HPA) has received two 2016 Honor Awards from the Illinois chapter of the American Institute of Architecture.  Harper Court was honored with the Louis Sullivan Award, the top design prize for the year, while the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel received the Crombie Taylor Award for Preservation. AIA Illinois annually sponsors the award… Read more »

Historic Chicago Motor Club Renovation Complete

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Chicago, IL (July 13, 2015) Renovation Brings New Life to Historic Art Deco Skyscraper Following a two-year long renovation, the historic Chicago Motor Club building has reopened as the Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown. The property, which is a Chicago Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, celebrated its grand opening on July… Read more »

HPA Completes New AC Hotel in Chicago

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Chicago, IL (June 6th, 2015) AC Hotel Officially Opens The much anticipated AC Hotel at 630 N. Rush St. in downtown Chicago, has opened. The new property is the first hotel in Illinois for the Marriott-branded, Spain-based AC Hotel chain. HPA served as the architect of record on both the interior and exterior renovation of… Read more »

HPA Interiors Group 15 Year Anniversary

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Chicago, IL (September 30, 2015) The HPA Interiors Group Celebrates 15th Anniversary The HPA Interiors Group is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Since HPA was founded in 1987, the firm has valued interior design as an important aspect of our architectural work. In 2000, HPA formed the Interiors Group to make our building designs more holistic,… Read more »

HPA Named Architect of the Year at the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards

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  Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture was honored as Architect of the Year at the 28th Annual Chicago Real Estate Awards. The recognition considered the impact the firm made on the city with its 2015 projects, which included the Chicago Athletic Association, the Chicago Motor Club renovation, and 1KFulton, home of Google’s Midwest Headquarters. The firm also received an additional… Read more »

HPA Receives ASID Illinois Design Excellence Award

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Chicago, IL (September 21, 2015) HPA Receives Design Excellence Award from the ASID Illinois HPA’s Interiors Group was honored with a Design Excellence Award from the Illinois chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). AMLI Lofts was named “First Place – Hospitality” at the Celebration of Design Gala held on September 18, 2015,… Read more »

HPA Submits Design Proposal for Chicago Architectural Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition

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Kiosk Design Based on Chicago’s Iconic Rooftop Water Tanks HPA’s design proposal for the Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition draws inspiration from the iconic rooftop water tanks that historically dotted Chicago’s skyline. The architectural competition was organized by the Chicago Architecture Biennial in partnership with the Chicago Park District, and is intended to support… Read more »

HPA Supports Movember Fundraiser

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Sixteen brave HPA staffers competed in a friendly office challenge during “Movember,” raising more than $1,300 for the Movember Foundation. Winners of the highest pledges in their category sported their jaunty mustaches on December 1st, which included the Tom Selleck, Clark Gable, Abe Lincoln – and even the Gamemaster from the Hunger Games. Funds were donated to… Read more »

HPA Wins IIDA Illinois RED Award for Hospitality Design

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Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture received the RED Award for Hospitality Design from the Illinois chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). The RED (Recognizing Exemplary Design) award competition recognizes the best interior design projects from the Illinois community. The sold-out awards ceremony was held on April 7 at the Chicago Cultural Center, and attended by hundreds of design professionals who… Read more »

In Memoriam: Jay Michael

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Jay Michael was a bright star on the landscape of Chicago real estate. HPA is saddened to hear of his passing. Jay was one of the most creative individuals we have known. He was a pleasure to work with as our client, both respectful and collaborative. His point of view was refreshing, almost always eschewing… Read more »

Landmarks Illinois Honors Hairpin Lofts with Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award

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Landmarks Illinois will honor Hairpin Lofts with a Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award at its annual awards ceremony held today at the InterContinental Chicago Hotel. Recognized in the Rehabilitation Category, the project transformed the landmarked Sachs Building in Chicago’s Logan Square into affordable housing units and a community art center with retail storefronts. An… Read more »

No. 9 Walton Breaks Ground

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Chicago, IL (June 30th, 2015) No. 9 Walton Groundbreaking Ceremony On June 29th, 2015 the development and design team celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for the new No. 9 Walton.  The opening was attended by members of the project team including project developer JDL, financiers Cindat and iStar Financial, project architect Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, interior designer… Read more »

Parc Huron Earns EPA Top Honors for Energy Efficiency

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Chicago, IL (August 17, 2015) Parc Huron Receives EPA ENERGY STAR Certification Parc Huron, a 221 unit luxury rental high-rise in Chicago’s River north neighborhood, has received ENERGY STAR certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to the EPA, the ENERGY STAR certification designates the building as “an energy-efficient top performer that saves money… Read more »

Sophie Bidek Presents at 2012 CREW Network Convention

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Sophie Bidek, AIA, a principal at Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, will present two conferences at the upcoming 2012 CREW Network Convention & Marketplace at the Hilton Chicago.  Ms. Bidek will lead a walking tour of the Harper Court redevelopment project, part of a learning excursion entitled “Hogwarts in Hyde Park: University of Chicago Campus and Community… Read more »

The New York Times Highlights Harper Court

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Harper Court is featured in a New York Times article about the University of Chicago’s community development efforts to revitalize the 53rd Street commercial area northeast of its Hyde Park campus. Currently under construction, Harper Court is a $250 million mixed-use project that includes a 150,000 SF office tower, a 133-room Hyatt Place Hotel and… Read more »

Transit-Oriented Development Under Construction at 171 N. Aberdeen

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Construction has begun on a new 202,000 SF, mixed-use development at 171 N. Aberdeen in the Randolph-Fulton Market district. Designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, the 11-story structure contains 12,000 SF of ground-level retail space, concealed parking at the second and third floors, and 40,000 SF of Class A commercial office space. To complement the site… Read more »

ULI Chicago Honors 1KFulton with Vision Award

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The Chicago chapter of the Urban Land Institute honored 1KFulton with a 2017 Vision Award for Catalytic Development. 1KFulton, designed by HPA for Sterling Bay, involved the adaptive reuse of a 1920’s cold-storage building into a Class A mixed-use office and retail building that serves as the Chicago headquarters of Google Chicago and international headquarters… Read more »

ULI Chicago Honors HPA Projects with Vision Awards

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  The Chicago chapter of the Urban Land Institute honored two HPA projects at the 2016 Vision Awards. The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel was the winner in the Historic Preservation category, and Soho House Chicago was recognized for Catalytic Redevelopment. The awards ceremony was held on June 1 at Morgan MFG in Chicago’s Fulton Market District, and attended by hundreds… Read more »

ULI Presents Findings to the City of Woodstock on Courthouse Preservation

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ULI Presents Findings to the City of Woodstock on Courthouse Preservation On April 22, a Urban Land Institute(ULI) Technical Assistance Panel, led by HPA Partner Ray Hartshorne, presented recommendations for the preservation of the Old McHenry County Courthouse property in Woodstock, Illinois. The Courthouse, built in 1858, is part of a largely intact Historic Square… Read more »

USGBC-Illinois Honors Hampton Inn with Emerald Award

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The Illinois chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) honored the Hampton Inn (Chicago Motor Club) at the organization’s annual Limelight Celebration. The hotel was one of three projects recognized with an Emerald Award for Green Building Innovation. The Emerald Awards ceremony was held on June 23rd at the Chicago Cultural Center, during USGBC-Illinois’ annual… Read more »

2000 N. Milwaukee

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HPA designers were challenged to design a building on a unique, pie-shaped site on the six-corner intersection of Armitage St., Milwaukee and Western Aves. The solution was to create a curved brick & glass façade that creates a complete continuous elevation along Milwaukee Ave. The Armitage St. elevation opens up to an all-glass façade and… Read more »