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Founding Principal, Steve Saunders, AIA, Retiring from Firm

Founding Principal, Steve Saunders, AIA, is retiring from the firm he co-founded effective November 30, 2018. Steve is responsible for many award-winning buildings throughout Chicago and the surrounding area. His work includes the Allerton Hotel renovation, the Museum of Broadcast and Communications, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association Headquarters, Westell’s Corporate…

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Craig Smith, AIA, Joins Eckenhoff Saunders as Principal

We are pleased to announce the addition of Craig Smith, AIA, to the firm as Principal. In his role, Smith will focus on broadening the firm’s higher education, hospitality, athletic facility, and performing arts portfolio.“Craig engages his clients through open collaboration and communication and is always looking for a tailored…

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ESA Announces Promotions

Eckenhoff Saunders Architects (ESA) is pleased to announce that Chris Nikkel has been promoted from Senior Associate to Associate Principal. Chris has experience in a wide variety of project types, including hospitality, mixed-use, healthcare, commercial and non-profit facilities. Chris is currently leading the design and implementation of the renovation of…

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ESA Wins ASID Illinois Design Excellence Award

ESA was honored by the American Society of Interior Designers, Illinois Chapter, with the 2017 Design Excellence Award in the Education category, for the Michael and Karyn Lutz Center for After School Matters.  

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ESA Announces Promotions

Eckenhoff Saunders Architects (ESA) is pleased to announce that Jacob Wahler, AIA, CDT, LEED Green Associate, has been promoted from Associate to Senior Associate. A licensed architect with international and regional experience, Jacob is a leadership-oriented designer with broad abilities across project types including education, industrial, hospitality institutional, and commercial…

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ESA Leads Workshop for Teens

ESA, along with a group of educators from After School Matters and Chicago Architectural Foundation, led a workshop to provide students with an understanding of the sketch exercise. The students will take an image of their favorite space or place in Chicago and complete their “sketch” for contribution in a combined installation…

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Rush Primary Care Renovation in Lakeview a Runner-Up in Healthcare Design Magazine Competition

     ESA’s design for the renovation of Rush University’s Primary Care Center in the Lakeview neighborhood was recognized in the December issue of Healthcare Design as a runner-up in the Women’s Health category for their Remodel/Renovation competition. The 3,800 sf center was carefully integrated into a vintage loft building, with eight…

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ESA Relocates

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2014 ESA Promotions

Eckenhoff Saunders Architects (ESA) is pleased to announce that Susan Suhar, IIDA, RID, LEED AP, Director of Interiors has been named Senior Associate at the firm; she is also the current Director of Interiors.   Asha Patil; Kent Rehmer, AIA; Tracey Pieczonka, LEED AP; Chris Nikkel, and Dave Schlecht, LEED…

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+ DMG Lisle wins Project of the Year

http://leopardo.com/leopardo-wins-two-awards/

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