Join OHC 2020 community partner Design Evanston for a look at its new book, "Evanston’s Design Heritage," featuring 127 notable architects, designers, landscape architects and planners who lived or worked in the suburb since its founding in 1863.
From the mid-1800s to the current day, Evanston’s designers have both shaped their own community and contributed to the world of design far beyond its borders. The great range of these designers includes the architect behind the World’s Fair of 1893, the first woman to graduate from the University of Michigan as an architect and the designer of the beloved View-Master toy, among others.
Hear more from the seven Design Evanston members who served as contributing authors of "Evanston's Design Heritage" during this engaging book talk.
PROGRAM MODERATOR: LAURA SAVIANO
Laura Saviano, current president of Design Evanston, is the Marketing Principal for Ross Barney Architects, an award-winning Chicago architecture firm.
PROGRAM SPEAKER: HEIDRUN HOPPE
Heidrun Hoppe is president of the Evanston-based architecture firm Heidrun Hoppe Associates.
PROGRAM SPEAKER: STUART COHEN
Stuart Cohen is a practicing architect, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a professor of architecture emeritus at the University of Illinois Chicago, and the author of four books on the history of Chicago architecture.
PROGRAM SPEAKER: KRIS HARTZELL
Kris Hartzell has a master's degree in Historic Preservation and is the Director of Facilities, Visitor Services and Collections for the Evanston History Center.
PROGRAM SPEAKER: JACK WEISS
Jack Weiss is a founding member and past president of Design Evanston, President of the Chicago Design Archive, and principal at Jack Weiss Associates.
PROGRAM SPEAKER: TOM HOFMAIER
Tom Hofmaier, NCARB certified and a LEED AP, is an architect with an abiding interest in landscape design.
PROGRAM SPEAKER: ROBERT TESKA
Robert Teska, who founded Design Evanston in 1980, is a civil engineer and city planner; he founded the national planning and landscape architecture firm Teska Associates in 1975.
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