Kipnis Architecture + Planning
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Recognized as Chicago’s premier award winning sustainable architectural practice, Kipnis Architecture + Planning is guided by the idea that architectural design excellence need not be sacrificed for principles of sustainability. Rather, we believe green design expands the possibilities for innovative architectural forms, construction methods and the use of materials. A particular expertise is the architectural integration of passive solar and bioclimatic design. We are early signatories to the AIA's 2030 Commitment, rigorously working towards having our projects be 'net zero' for their energy use by 2030.

Stylistically, our designs are the synthesis of the client's wishes and the site's context. We excel at modern, transitional, and historic aesthetics.

Recent projects include work in a Net Positive home in Chicago, a LEED Platinum Residence in Glencoe, Illinois, an award-winning vacation home in Wisconsin and several historic renovations in Chicago and along the North Shore.

Services Provided
3D Rendering, Architectural Design, Building Design, Custom Homes, Energy-Efficient Homes, Green Building, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Home Restoration, New Home Construction, Pool House Design & Construction, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, 3D Home Design, Remodeling, LEED Certified Projects, Resilient Design

Areas Served
Bannockburn, Chicago, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Glenview Nas, Golf, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Northfield, River Grove, Wilmette, Winnetka, Barrington, South Barrington, Barrington Hills, Arlington Heights, Riverwoods, Buffalo Grove, Kildeer, Long Grove

Certifications and Awards
House 'Powerhouzzer'-2015
Best of Houzz/2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
Blue Ribbon Award/Friends of Chicago River-2013
Green Award/Chicago Mag.-2011
AIA Presidential Citation-2010
Urban Design Award/Design Evanston-2010
Home of the Decade/Natural Home Mag.-2009
Contact: Nathan Kipnis, FAIA
Location: 1642 Payne Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Typical Job Costs: $350,000 - 7,000,000
If there is a very interesting 'High Design' project under $350,000 construction cost, we would we happy to provide a quote for our services!
Commented: What company door is this? You're welcome!
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Commented: Where is the glass top table from? It looks beautiful! I found it! The base is from Euroluxe Interiors. The top is simply glass sized for it. I hope that helps with your project! Nate
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Commented: What is the paint color on the walls? April, The developer painted this, but I believe it is Ben. Moore 'Light as a Feather' 934 in an eggshell finish. I hope that helps with your project! Nate
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Commented: What color is exterior paint! It is a custom color that is a slightly brighter blue then Hardies' standard 'Boothbay Blue'. I hope that helps!
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Commented: Wall color, tiles and room size The paint is Benjamin Moore Regal Select in an eggshell finish. I am not positive about the color, as the project was done about 10 years ago. I believe that was Ben. Moore 'Linen White' in an eggsh...
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Commented: Coat hooks. I am not sure where these are from, but they look fairly normal. This is a link to Wayfair's selection of coat hooks.
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