Kipnis Architecture + Planning is recognized as one of Chicago’s premier award winning and sustainable architectural practices.

Complimenting a reputation for excellence in design, KAP specializes in energy conscious and environmentally responsive designs for both residential and commercial applications. A particular expertise is the architectural integration of passive solar and other bioclimatic design solutions with appropriate systems technology.

KAP also specializes in the design for luxury additions, renovations and restorations of historic homes and other significant projects along the North Shore of Chicago. Recent projects include work in a Net Positive home in Chicago, a LEED Platinum Residence in Glencoe, Illinois, an award-winning vacation home in Michigan, Wisconsin and several historic renovations in Chicago and along the North Shore.

Service Provided
Full range of architectural services, LEED, interior design, renovation, addition, new construction, sustainable design, green architecture, energy analysis, 3D rendering

Area Served
Greater Chicagoland area, Northshore of Chicago, and throughout the Midwest

Certification and Awards
Best of Houzz/2012, 2013, 2014
Blue Ribbon Award/Friends of the Chicago River - 2013
Green Award/Chicago Magazine - 2011
AIA Presidential Citation/COTE - 2010
Urban Design Award/Design Evanston - 2010
Home of the Decade/Natural Home Magazine - 2009
Contact: Nathan Kipnis
1642 Payne Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Commented: Who is the manufacturer of the stone? This stone is from Buechel Stone. I hope that helps with your project!
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Commented: color of the hardie panel and reveals The Hardie panels are 'Cobble Stone', and I believe the Hardie siding is 'Monterey Taupe' in a smooth finish. The reveals and corners (vertical channels, horizontal z-channels and corners) are prefinished...
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Commented: Where do you store the cushions when it rains? I'm pretty sure this is a very porous urethane cushion and the water drops right through it. If they are concerned about missing the rain in the short term, they can either bring them into the penthouse...
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