Recent Opportunities


Evanston Preservation Symposium

In honor of National Preservation Month, the Evanston Preservation Commission invites community members to attend a Preservation Symposium on Saturday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Evanston History Center, located at 225 Greenwood St. in Evanston.

The free symposium, “On Adding on to Historic Structures: A Dialogue between Preservationists and Architects,” will provide strategies to better understand how building additions are viewed by architects and local preservation commissions. Examples of successful additions to homes and properties in Evanston and the North Shore will also be discussed.

Space for this event is limited. Community members are encouraged to register online by noon, Friday, May 22, or by contacting City of Evanston Senior Planner/Preservation Coordinator Carlos Ruiz at 847-448-8687, or

Presented by both preservation experts and architects, the symposium will focus on the ways that local and national standards affect homeowners, the Realtor community, and institutions. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

The event will be moderated by Evanston Preservation Commissioner and Architect Julie Hacker, of Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects LLC. Presenters and panelists include:

Carol Dyson, Chief Architect
Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer IHPA

Stuart Cohen, Architect
Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects LLC
Professor Emeritus University of Illinois at Chicago

Guy Bergh, Architect
Melichar Architects
Former Lake Forest Preservation Commissioner

Tom Shafer, Architect
Thomas Shafer Architects LLC
Former Highland Park Preservation Commissioner

Dan Weese, Architect
Weese Langley Weese Architects

Susan Benjamin, Architectural Historian
Benjamin Historic Certifications
Former Highland Park Preservation Commissioner

Brad White, Associate Director for Alphawood Foundation
Authored Evanston’s Preservation Ordinance


SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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