The “library parking lot,” which Paul Janicki Architects was hired to develop designs for a new Evanston commercial office building, has received approval from the Evanston City Council to be sold to a private developer. The next phase is for the building plan to proceed through the city’s Plan Commission. The public and committee will give input into virtually all aspects of the project design. (read more)


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Known by many as the “library parking lot,” Paul Janicki Architects has been hired to develop designs for a new Evanston commercial office building. This proposed 11-story office building is under discussion to potentially replace the surface parking lot at 1714-20 Chicago Avenue. (read more)



Recently the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter announced the 2017 John Russell Pope Award winners, recognizing excellence in classical architecture, artisanship, interior design, and landscape architecture. Paul Janicki Architects’ very own, Michael Rabe, won the 2017 John Russell Pope Horizon Builders Student Award for his “Shipbuilding Museum.” (read more)



Lauren DeBruin joins
Paul Janicki Architects

Paul Janicki Architects is pleased to welcome a very talented addition to our staff: Lauren DeBruin. Lauren graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. After graduating, she moved to Texas and worked with the residential architecture firm of Chas Architects in Austin. She joined Paul Janicki Architects in January of this year.  



The City of Evanston has awarded Paul Janicki Architects its highest building preservation honor – the 2016 Margery B. Perkins Award – for the rehabilitation and restoration of Stone Terrace Bed & Breakfast. The Perkins Award recognizes the most outstanding historic preservation project of a given year,” says Carlos Ruiz, City of Evanston Preservation Coordinator. Stone Terrace is owned by Jennifer Pritzker, Dawn Overend, and Tom and Sue Zipprich. (read more)



Jay Pridmore speaks at AIA Chicago


Tomorrow night the American Institute of Architects (AIA Chicago) will host author Jay Pridmore. Paul was honored to write the forward to Mr. Pridmore's new book, I. W. Coburn: Emotion in Modern Architecture.

Join Mr. Pridmore tomorrow from 5:30-7:00 pm to hear more about the career of Coburn, one of Chicago’s unique mid-century modernist architects.