Recognition

ENERGY STAR 'CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT' / 2008
- Allied Drywall, sustainable design recognition

'CITY OF DESIGN CHICAGO' BOOK / 2008
- Second Federal Savings, Brighton Park

AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE AWARD / 2001
- Second Federal Savings, Brighton Park

METAL ARCHITECTURE DESIGN AWARD / 1998
- Second Federal Savings, Logan Square

PRECAST CONCRETE INSTITUTE AWARD / 1996
- Second Federal Savings, Cicero

ARCHITECTURE CHICAGO, VOL. 12 / 1994
- Second Federal Savings, Cicero

INTER-CONTINENTAL HOTEL CHICAGO / 1990
- Awards and publications w/ Harry Weese Assoc.

NATIONAL A.I.A SCHEICK FELLOWSHIP / 1983
- post graduate fellowship

CHICAGO ARCHITECTURAL CLUB JOURNAL / 1981
- Rizzoli, published-exhibited

'TRIBUNE TOWERS, LATE ENTRIES' / 1980
- Rizzoli, published-exhibited

GRAHAM FOUNDATION TOWNHOUSE COMPETITION / 1978
- published-exhibited

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Based on his professional experience with two of Chicago's leading design firms, Steven Gross / A.I.A. began his architectural practice as a sole proprietor in 1990 pursuing commercial, industrial and renovation related projects. Asked to sit on the Board of Directors of an expanding financial institution and assist in its growth, Steve understands retail planning and branch design in a way few architects do. His diverse experience also includes historic renovation, critical facade inspection, hotel and multi-family residential design, design-build project delivery methods, and sustainable design for industrial related projects.

Standard professional services include architectural design, construction documents preparation, public agency approval processing, bidding & negotiation, and construction administration. Basic services also include normal structural, mechanical and electrical engineering services.

Additional services include interior design, planning & site evaluations, feasibility analysis, existing conditions investigation, and facade inspections.

Motivated to design quality buildings and establish lasting client relationships, Steven Gross undertakes the responsibility for each project personally and with enthusiasm. Together with an engineering team of professional consultants relevant to the project, a fully integrated product is thereby more readily assured and efficiently provided. This rigorous attention to every aspect of the project with single point responsibility is what differentiates the approach of this sole proprietorship from larger architectural offices. Numerous award winning buildings and satisfied clients can attest to the success of this approach in producing significant value for the client.

EDUCATION

M.I.T.A.I.A. Scheick Fellowship
YALE UNIVERSITYM. ARCH. candidate
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOISB. ARCH. Degree with honors
Versailles Program

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

1981-1990HARRY WEESE ASSOCIATES, Chicago, Washington DC: Project Manager
- transportation, historic renovation and residential / hotel projects
1978-1981BOOTH NAGLE & HARTRAY, Chicago: Project Architect / Designer
- residential single / multi-family projects

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION AND CREDENTIALS

ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS / 1980 to present / Chicago Chapter

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

SECOND FEDERAL SAVINGS / 1990 to present / Board of Directors
SAINT CLEMENT PARISH / 2002 to present / Building and maintenance committee
SHEFFIELD NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION / 2008 to present / Director - planning
DELAVAN LAKE YACHT CLUB / 2008 to present / Board of Directors
SAINT VINCENT DEPAUL PARISH / 1999 / Building and restoration committeee
CHICAGO ARCHITECTURAL CLUB / 1981 / Charter Member

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